I am probably going to be going onto some form of T replacement soonish. I am speaking to 2 uk doctors about the issue at the moment and then i will be having my first consult. I have been told i should qualify for T replacement.
Can i get some info about the amounts that a person will use. I think we typically make 6-10mg of testosterone per day and so i would be looking at using the lowest possible dose to help top up my own production.
All i have read is that you cannot use testosterone to top up your own production, it has to be all or nothing. Why is this the case and has anyone tried enhancing their own production with bloods to show it can actually be done ?
I ask this because i am a thyroid patient and i take T4. Now if you take a big dose you will suppress your own production and TSH will be 0.003 (nothing basically). However this is not the usual case and most patients keep the TSH around 0.5-1.5. This means you are still making some of your own T4.
Now can the same happen with testosterone ? Can you keep the LH and FSH signals working ? Has anyone done this ?
Writing this i am thinking about Alberto Salazar (i think thats his name) and he is a USA track coach and it is rumoured he using testosterone and T3 in micro doses to help tune up his athletes. I am assuming these doses compliment rather than replace natural production.
So i have been told the creams contain 100-200mg of testosterone and absorption is about 10%. so you would be getting about 10-20mg of T on these amounts.
Ideally i would prefer to go in on a dose of 50mg and see how i got on. Has anyone got any info on using these creams. Are there any uk users who use a cream and if so how much do you pay for a monthly supply ?
Thanks for any help.