I know that you have posted much about your journey to hormonal balance through various threads on this site. Can you recap, and share your t-levels along your road of progress.
Also, what were your stats and symptoms before beginning andro, and now (strength, BW, BFL, well-being, etc)?
Sure, although it won’t be ‘pretty’, if your expecting good things from Androgel. I began by finally persuading my PCP to test for T. It came in at 146 ng/dl; shld be 240-950 ng/dl.
After 1 month or so of 5 g/day of Androgel, it ‘soared’ to 244. My weight, bf, mood were all the same (shitty).
I convinced a new doc to bump me to 10g/day. My libido went up, my wt, bf, mood stayed about the same, though my mood increased somewhat.
The most recent test I had showed T at 366, with a new doc. The prick (er, excuse me, doctor) wanted to cut the gel down. Goodbye to him. My bf, weight, mood all the same. (I’d like to point out that I’m a teacher and, due to budget cuts, I got an extra class and a pay freeze. Maybe the gel helped after all
I’m now back to my old doctor, who agreed to switch me to Testim, surprisingly w/o an argument. He also found low thyroid so now I’m on synthroid. Maybe there’s hope for this guy.
All in all, I think that, while long-term Androgel is probably okay and probably woould help most men, I’d have been better off going to the nearest hardcore gym here in Cleveland and made a new ‘friend’. I have hopes for 10 g/day of Testim (started too recently to tell) but am doubtful.