Nicholas F wrote:
From the looks of a handful of posts, seems like most people on HRT are in or past their early thirties, and understandably like to reign in the testosterone levels of years back.
I would sure as hell like to even get there.
s some background for a fuller picture. I suspected low T levels because I am 23 with very little body hair, the inability to even cast a 5 oclock shadow, sound about 15, and look at best 2-3 years older than that. And in prime college years, I am very successful with women (sarcasm). Paradoxally, I`m decently muscular and have low body fat percentage. The latter is perhaps due to lifting and martial arts.
Test results: total; 480 ng/dL, free; 104 pg/mL, bioavailable; 240ng/dL.
After about 3 months of Androgel, I noticed slightly more body hair all around and sprouted facial spikes. The odd thing is that I apparently stand taller by half an inch and, no joke, went from 170 to 190 pounds. Seems like I got fatter and buffer–both sides effect I sure as hell didn`t mind. New total: 550 ng/dL. WTF?
The direct issue: I`m frustrated with my low numbers for my age. Maybe I should press my physician for Testim or a larger concentration of Androgel.
But then what? Should I try Alpha Male and such? Is it likely I am going to stay on gels and creams for life?
How the heck did you get your doc to write a script for you with those numbers? Yea, there not good, but hell, there not really that bad either. Lots of guys in their 20’s have around 500’s total test.
Better yet, pass that info on your doc along Im sure plenty are interested.
This is starting to piss me off. It’s not that hard to understand…and i made a point of it earlier. Yes…MOST men on HRT actually need it. But if you dont need it…its not hard to get it. HRT doctors make their money putting guys on this stuff. Do a little experiment…if you are of the age of 18-25 with normal testosterone levels…goto the HRT doctor, shell out the 175 for blood work…and viola…wait for a call from the doctor telling you to set up a follow up appointment and get your prescription written up. This is true…if you dont believe me, try it. They will prescribe it to anyone over the age of 18…their justification is that noone reaches their FULL potential.[/quote]
Where do you live and what doc to you go to?
Im pretty familiar with and gaining info on HRT and the whole scene, Ive spent the last few months really diving into it.
First off, your numbers aren’t bad. I wouldn’t have opened pandoras box just yet at your age and numbers. You should have went the herbal route(stuff sold here).
Second off, as most people here can attest to, docs are VERY wary about giving out HRT. Just because you had a lienent experience(and boderline malpractice IMO) doesn’t mean anyone else can. You act like its buying something from the store, but its not. Look at yourself, you don’t even know what to do now, asking wether you should go off, continue, use Alpha Male, etc.
People like you is what screws it up for the people who really need it.