Hello, I’m new to the forum, but not new to the site. A quick bit of info about myself, I’m 35yo, going on 36yo, and had a doctor put me on Clomid 25mg to bring my test levels up from 280. I took Clomid for about 2 months and my levels were around 680. I can’t find a doctor to perform the tests mentioned here (https://www.t-nation.com/pharma/complete-guide-to-t-replacement), and they always tell me that I don’t need my levels tested, because I’m in such good shape. It’s very frustrating, and I often wonder if it’s more of an insurance/costs thing, so that’s why they don’t do it?
I’m tired of chasing doctors down, trying to get answers, trying to find a long-term viable solution to my problem. I realize our levels eventually drop below normal range, but what’s the best solution? I don’t want to take TRT, because my wife and I are still trying for children. I’ve been taking Clomid at 25mg for about 10 months now, and no issues, yet, and I feel alright. I just don’t know if that’s a bad idea, should I stop, should I consider something else? I’m considering stopping completely tomorrow. I’ve been having some mild testicular pain the left testicle. I had my annual physical a few weeks ago, and they checked for hernias and cancer, so I don’t think it’s that. I’m wondering if it’s the Clomid? I just don’t know why it would show up now, after 10 months?
You’d think with health insurance I’d already have these answers, but most doctors know nothing about this stuff. I’ve read all the stickies, and it sounds like there isn’t a definite answer. Also, sounds like everyone else is having the same issues (e.g. finding a doctor, getting tests done, getting good information). I mean, I have money, and will pay for information and help, but sadly, that doesn’t do me any good either, because nobody seems to know, money or no money. LOL
I’m north of the College Station area, a little over an hour from Houston, TX and Round Rock, TX. Any suggestions on a doctor would be great. I have United Healthcare Choice Plus for insurance.