Hey guys, first time poster…51 years old, suffering from all the symptoms of andropause. Very low libido, no strength, have to drag myself to the gym, depressed, etc. Went to my primary care physician, he put me on 5 mg Androgel. Did that for a month with absolutely no results. Saw him this past Monday, and convinced him to give me test cyp 100mg per week.
He wanted to do 400mg a month, but I explained to him why weekly was better for keeping T levels steadier. My first bloodwork which was done before I went on the Androgel was only for total and free T and PSA: Total T = 268 ng/dL <241-827>
Free T = 9.0 pg/mL <7.2-24.0>
PSA = 0.6
I requested new bloodwork for everything I have been reading about: estradiol, FSH, LH, DHT, DHEA, Prolactin, SHBG, cortisol, throid panel. He is not very familiar with HRT, and he actually referred to me as his “guinea pig”! He copied my notes about the bloodwork I needed. I think he will be receptive to AI, HCG if needed.
I am thinking I may not be responding to the therapy because my e may be too high, but won’t know until bloodwork comes back, should be within the week. Any thoughts, suggestions by the more experienced people here would be greatly appreciated. I have not yet felt anything from the test cyp injection.
How long should it be before I can expect something? I keep reading about all these guys with the libido of a 20 year old. I want some of that!!! I will post my bloodwork when I get it back. Thanks.