It’s time to introduce myself to this excellent forum. I am 55 and have been on Androgel for 3 years. Apparently, I am an Androgel responder. When I started, total test was 197 ng/dL (ref 260-1000) and free was 35.9 pg/mL (ref 50-210). The 5 gram packet brought me to 731 and 114.2. This eventually dropped, so the doc switched me to the pump bottle, and I am currently on 6 pumps (7.5g). My last test was 788 ng/dL (ref 241-827) and 26.2 pg/mL (ref 7.2-24.0). He advised me to cut back to 5 pumps.
I’m taking 1000 mg of chrysin per day to inhibit estrogen, but I’m reading that it is ineffective. I’m due for my annual checkup, and I’m going to see how the doc feels about the 3-leg approach described on this forum. Also, I don’t think he would be opposed to injections, but it seems like I’ve done fine with Androgel.
Thanks for all of the useful information. This forum is the best.