I am looking for some help on trying to figure out my optimal T levels would be and if I am going the right direction in my current treatment.
I am 44 years old and was having trouble with focus, clarity, sex drive and even though I have been working out with weights for years, I never have seen any real gains in muscle. Saw those low â?? T commercials and thought that might be something to get checked out. Went to my family practice doc and he agreed to check my levels. Total T came back at about 325. He said that was low, but within the normal range so it was nothing to worry about.
About a year later, I was feeling the same of course, so I finally went to another doctor. This time my total T was about 300. This doc agreed to put me on T-Gel for a month. Went back for blood work and was at about 290. He switched me over to T Cream 10%, which ended up being a lot cheaper. The next month I was at about 420. He increased the dosage to 14% cream and currently I am up to about 630 total test.
I do feel a little better, and my drive is a little better now. Not as much as I was expecting though. I really havenâ??t seen any changes in my work outs at the gym and no muscle gains. My weight has stayed the same.
I am now at 3 month break between blood work. My doc seems to be going up higher with the T if he things I need it. He said that his goal for me would be to get it up to 1000. He is open to doing injections if I need them, but he said I seem to be making progress on the T-Cream.
I went into this just wanting to feel better and increase my focus and sex drive, but I was hoping a side benefit would be increased muscle size. I have been doing TRT now for 4 months. When will I see real results? Am I just being too impatient? What T- levels should I be at before I start feeling and seeing a real difference?