Hi all, and thanks in advance for your input. I have been using TRT for about 3 years with good success. My ability to gain and maintain muscle, reduce fat, recover from injuries and maintain good sexual function are greatly increased by TRT. I work hard in the gym 5 days a week (been doing so for 10 years) and my TRT has enabled me to do so with good gains, fewer injuries and a much improved quality of life.
I started out with a “normal for my age” T level (I’m 67 YO), so it was a challenge to find a doctor to prescribe T without a hypogonadism diagnosis. I did finally find one and have been very pleased with the results. I am currently injecting 1/2ml weekly to maintain a T level of about 900.
I recently moved to the Phoenix, AZ area and have a doctor here who is reluctantly prescribing for me, but he’s not paying as much attention to my other levels as I think he should, which tells me he’s not as well informed about this therapy as I’d like. I’m also having some testicular atrophy as a side effect he and won’t even discuss using hCG or some other approach to counteract it. He also has difficulty discussing how other levels such as estradiol, pregnenalone, progesterone, SBHG etc.factor into the overall program. For these reasons I’m not sure that I’m getting the full benefit of what I’m injecting, as well as protecting my general health.
So here (finally) is my question: How do I find a doctor near me that really understands this therapy and believes in it? I’d prefer someone who actually spends time in the gym and understands the challenges, but maybe that’s asking too much. Any recommendations?