So I bit the bullet and finally went to a local men’s wellness clinic to get tested*. While I was there the clinic doctor told me he generally prescribes an AI and, if I didn’t misunderstand, has the pharmacy compound the AI into the testosterone cypionate prescription. Except for being very pro AI he seemed very serious about treating symptoms and not numbers, but he told me he preferred to keep estradiol between 10 and 25.
Based on everything I’ve read I’d really like to start with just TRT and no AI until I’ve at least seen my numbers after 8 weeks on TRT. If I can’t talk him into letting me start with just Testosterone I feel like I should just walk away, eat the sunk cost and find a better alternative. Am I being unreasonable? Should I accept the AI and see what my numbers are? Note that there is a cancellation fee if I go forward and decide to cancel later.
- I don’t have my initial blood test results yet, should get them Monday afternoon. I did talk my GP into testing me about 5 years ago and came back around 380-390 TT but he was very anti-TRT and told me my numbers were perfectly acceptable for a guy over 40.