Hey guys! New to t-nation but not new to TRT.
I’m 39 and let myself go about 8 years ago after we had some kids. Got fat and developed some bad habits. Was tested about 18 months ago at a TRT clinic and had a T level of 215.
Got a weekly t-cypionate shot and some anastrazole. Things were good but it was a 1.5 hour drive round trip and cost a friggin fortune…so I decided to go to an endocrinologist and let insurance pay.
He convinced me to drop the injections and go with a T-Gel. My T tanked into the low 300’s so he doubled my dose…still in the low 300’s.
So I’m back on injections, starting next week. Thing that sucks is he is “by the book”. Wants me to inject, IM, 200mg every 2 weeks.
Faaaaaaawk. Here we go again. I’m going to buy some extra syringes and inject once per week to start. When I get my next labs back I’ll probably go to twice per week.
Any tips on dealing with an MD that is conservative? He’s the type that wants to fix an issue and get you back to average values, not the type to optimize.
When I brought up an AI he looked at me like I had a degree in google medicine. Any advice?
And endocrinologists that do TRT don’t grow on trees around me. My choices are limited and I like him. So I’d like to work with him.