Your doctor is trying to get a
– baseline result so he can figure out dosage
– trying to figure out what is wrong with you (i.e.pituitaty?)to see how he needs to proceed w treatment
You need to let him get good numbers. Stop self-medicating so he can get good numbers.
It is possible he will prescribe something between your blood test and your MRI.
My advice is do what he says so that he can get a good diagnosis.
Doctors are high-priced whores for drug companies. You just gave your body a major stress, 2 weeks of low test, at the behest of a doctor — the doc should be ashamed.
Low test leads to heart attacks and strokes. Now, your body doesn’t know wtf to do. All the ups and downs play hell with your body. Goddamned doctors!
Your test level is mildly high-normal. That’s good. Keep it stable is very important. Don’t let a whore tell you otherwise. Buy whatever you need, insurance be damnned.
well put headhunter… of course I want a good diagnosis and the root cause and proper treatment program, but damn, you are right… this is highly stressful on my body… I asked twice over the phone if I could get a shot after I held out for 2 weeks and gave blood and the doc wasn’t available… after a couple of days the I got in touch with his nurse and she TOTALLY asked the doc the wrong question of “can he get a shot between now and his upcoming blood test”… I told her that I FREAKING SAID AFTER THE BLOOD TEST AS I KNEW IT WOULD INTERFERE, AND I FEEL LIKE SHIT SO CAN I GET ONE IMMEDIATELY AFTER???
So, the doc is impossible to get hold of and questions have to be relayed through the nurse who botch’s the damn questions and returns a botch’d answer days later…
at this point I feel like I may just go ahead and self administer my weekly 125mg’s again… I cannot keep feeling like this! I can’t imagine him wanting to do another blood test and I don’t believe it will interfere with the mri…[/quote]
I started down the same road as you 3 years ago, bro. Had to literally threaten to walk out and take my business elsewhere to get the first doc to even test me for testosterone level. “Testosterone is steroids, you know.”
I’ll never forget the twerp who wanted to take me off Androgel (and ANY TRT) when I came in at 244 ng/dl.
Or the HRT ‘specialist’ (I kid you not) who thought Androgel was applied as a patch.
I now do 250 mg of Cyp per week (plus some little ‘extras’) and actually feel good again.