After 3.5 years of doing HRT, a lot of reading, and following the advice of stellar posters like KSMan and Happydog, I should probably point out one of the biggest side effects of all this: I no longer trust ANY doctor. Not just a TRT guy, but I now think that just about the whole profession is full of ignorant/evil people who just want to make a lot of money.
My view is now very jaundiced: the guy who wants to give you the high blood pressure medicine is a whore for a pharmaceutical company. The woman who says your kid needs an operation needs to make another payment on her vacation home. None of them care in the least about your well-being, they just want the $$$$$$$$. They feel entitled to rob you since they spent so much time jumping through hoops.
Its going to be a long time before I even THINK of going near any doctor ever again.[/quote]
HH, have you tried any alternative medicine practitioners and, if so, what’s your opinion of them?
[quote]Raw Power wrote:
Every doctor I went to just looked at me as if I was stupid when I explained to them what takes place in the body when a man introduces transdermal gels into his body. I had to explain aromatization, HCG therapy for my shrinking nuts, the use of AI’s to control increasing estradiol levels, and on and on it went. All I have done is wasted time and money seeing these uninformed doctors trying to educate them on this subject.
I would take my former doctor copies of medical studies from medical journals and he wouldn’t even look at them. We went back and forth on the use of Arimidex. He would rather sign over one of his children than to write me a script for it. His answer for my high E2 levels was to stop TRT or quit using Testim and go to injections by getting only one shot a month at his office! Get out!
When I tried to talk to him about starting HCG therapy for my testicle atrophy he instead gave me a referral to a urologist to be castrated so I wouldn’t have to worry about my shrinking nads anymore! Insane!
This has been the biggest nightmare of my life since going on this therapy. If I had known these doctors were this ignorant about this stuff I doubt I would have ever signed on to it. [/quote]
This is sad and disgusting to read. I’m sorry for you.
Everybody likes to shit on “the internet” and “the boards”, but in all honesty, you can get better advice here in one day than you would in 10 years of seeing these clowns.
It’s a real shame for those who were born before the advent of digital technology.