Did doc make any effort to find out why you have low-T?
Post labs with ranges please.
Where are you located? Affects your diagnostic and treatment options.
If your thyroid function is poor, you may not absorb.
Injected T is very affordable, transdermal T is expensive.
Why should you have to pay that much to keep your doc happy.
Transdermal has the highest T-->E2 potential, injected the least.
So much for T, what about E2 labs and management with anastrozole with an appropriate E2 target level? hCG to preserve testes and fertility?
Please read the stickies found here: https://forums.t-nation.com/t/about-the-t-replacement-category/38/2?u=ksman
- advice for new guys
- things that damage your hormones
- protocol for injections
- finding a TRT doc
Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body's temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.