First time post here.
To start off, 38 yo male, wife and 3 kids. I've always been athletic but last year I felt like a 70 year old man. Typical low T symptoms sent me seeking help from our family MD. My total T was low normal but my free was at the very bottom of the scale. Started on Cyp IM twice monthly. Currently self injecting in quads 100-110 MG once weekly. Things are better.
Now, strangely enough, my wife had similar symptoms. Biggest issue was wacky mood and absolutely no energy. She had been working out 6 days a week due to harder to lose weight. Talked to her about overtraining and I convinced her to have her hormones checked. Everything came back in range (checked myself) except fot T and cortisol. Free T was bottom of range and cortisol was low but not as bad. Started on 3mg trouch once a day. Worked at first (more energy, great sex, and better mood). For last few weeks, T doesn't seem to be working as well. She is now at 4.5 mg, split 3 times a day. Doc doesn't have any answers.
I've read that sublingual T can have absorption issues and the short half life can cause spikes and troughs throughout the day. My question, can women be given Cyp IM to overcome possible absorption issues? Our doc says no, it's not for women but I'm thinking T is T. I did see one site that mentioned 50-100mg once a month. I would think going lower and more often would be better.