I’ve been struggling with low test for years- I suffered a severe eating disorder from the age of 17 and didn’t start to recover until I was 21. I’m 24 now, recovered from my illness, and over the past several years have received different types of treatment to address the low test I developed as a result of it. Initially I was treated with gels, and for the past 1-2 years with a testosterone undecanoate injection (Nebido) which I receive every 12 weeks.
However, my levels have never reached within ‘normal’ levels. I have tried halting treatment and attempting to naturally restore test levels (through diet, supplements, etc.) but with no success. My endocrinologist insists that there are no alternative protocols (or at least none which he is willing to prescribe for me) and cannot determine a specific reason as to why my levels are low. Looking through the protocol which was suggested in this thread, it seems like a preferable approach, or at least one which I would be willing to try.
However, because I live in the UK, it will likely be difficult to get hold of what’s recommended (or so I’ve been told.) As I’m currently working in a gym, there’s obviously ways and means of possibly getting hold of what’s suggested here, but I’m sceptical of the quality/safety of what I could be getting. As I said, I’m willing to try this protocol, as I’m frustrated that my doc is not willing to look down an alternative path and maintains that my current treatment (which isn’t working) is the best for me. Should I go ahead and take the risk, or does anyone have any other advice??