I’m not sure if not being able to absorb it well is the case because it DID raise almost 2x the levels.
I had my thyroid checked aswell and nothing was too off about it apparently. had it checked twice.
As for iodized salts I use salt what i would consider pretty “normally” I put salt and pepper on my potatoes, other then that no i’m not necessarily “salting” much of my food though, considering alot of stuff now has so much sodium in it.
My temperature has always been a bit lower for as long as I can remember, same with my mom.
My eyebrows are thin and very shapely looking but not necessarily thin on the outside. also get shapely eyebrows from my parents, neither have very thick or prominent brows
I store most of my fat I would say in my belly, I guess a bit in my upper legs. I’m not very chunky but have a bit of looseness in my belly with faint ab lines when standing/flexing (very bottom ab crease covered in a bit of fat)
I’m just so frustrated with my doctor at this point I did half the does (only 50mg starter androgels BTW so i didn’t expect any kind of ridiculous boost)
for the last three days and if i DO get back on/stay on TrT it’s going to be with a different doctor, I have an appointment set up next month and I even got a number from a dude from work that knows someone decent who prescribes the shots and atleast does all the proper bloodwork
My doctor is legit negligent at this point. I sent him a message and he didn’t respond (regarding treatment) sent ANOTHER inquiring about the first message, got a message back from an assistant saying he should message back “early next week” with two . . at the end, whatever that means. well it’s Thursday now and no message back. about to give him a big FU in a message, i’m finding another doctor anyway.
Having worked in healthcare for over a decade and two doctors ignore me when I was hypogonadal and untreated before TRT, I can confidently say that some docs are glorified bums or are so egotistical that they don’t know when to say, “I don’t know,” give up on a case, and tell the patient to see someone competent in the issue at hand! Even an endocrinologist sent me to my andro-urologist because he felt someone else can deal with the job better.
Go to a doc who knows what he is doing with TRT and fertility. Apparently gels are not your thing, and they’re not for everybody. You’ll likely do better with injections.