Well, after a bunch of testing and a process of doctor research, I have started TRT.
My pre-treatment levels were as follows:
Free Testosterone: 4.06
I am almost 48 years old.
My doctor started me on Androgel at 5 grams daily. He did not discuss his goals in terms of the levels I should reach. he will be testing E levels at each visit and is prepared to adjust and treat that as needed.
Based on my own research, I am thinking that I should work towards getting my T level to about 600 and my Free T to 25. Is this reasonable? If so, it strikes me as unlikely that I am going to get there on the lowest dose I see on the Androgel box.
We discussed weekly shots (self-administered), but he noted that one did not get a steady level with shots. My wife, an MD, agreed with this based on her own experience with patients getting this treatment.
Can some of the experts here offer some advice on dosage levels and the shots vs gel issue? I have only been on for about 10 days, so I can’t really go back and tell him that I want to triple my dose. Do I wait for my fist blood test, which will be in about 3 weeks?
Thanks in advance for the help.