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Here I Go Again, 55 & Fighting Low T for 3 Yeaes


#1

I’m 55 y/o and have fought low T for about 3 years. I originally started on injections and got my T up in a reasonable range, but “my boys” shrunk to the size of raisins. My PMD sent me to an endo who put me on Clomid. It got my T up to 325 with 71.2 free. My PMD didn’t think it was working well enough so he had me stop the Clomid for a couple months and retest. I got my results back today and my T was down to 214. I have mental fog, I’ve gained 20 pounds and have the libido of a corpse. By the way, I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis which is in check with 200 mqg of levothyroxine. So here’s my question… do I go back on Clomid and live with T of 325, go back on the injections and live with micro nuts, or try T Gel? Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.


#2

You simply need a new doctor, I can’t believe you doctor didn’t discuss adding HCG to your protocol. The fact that a doctor put a 55 year old on clomid is just insane, clomid only works on young guys and rarely if that. Would you really chose large nuts and no libido over a libido of a 20 year old?

You need to educate yourself because most doctors have no clue what their doing when it comes to male hormones.


#3

I have much to learn. With Clomid not really an option, are injections or gel the preferred route of administration? And yes, I absolutely am going to look for a new MD. I’m tired of feeling terrible.


#4

Injections are by far the most effective treatment option, most guys absorb T gel poorly and those that are lucky often start failing to absorb at a later date and wonder why their levels are continuing to fall, at this point you’re bailing water out of a boat that’s destine to sink.

MD, there’s your problem. Be expected to go through many doctors before you find one that truly knows what their doing.


#5

Read the stickies at the top of the page. Lots of great info there.