I am going to be 27, 161 pounds and currently on "TRT". Back in September, I had finally convinced my doc (a urologist) that I should have my T levels checked. Typical symptoms...inability to gain/maintain muscle, no morning erections, numb mood, social withdrawl, no libido, etc.
The only things he tested were TT, LH and FSH. Forgive me, this is going off of memory, he didn't give me a copy of the results.
TT 291 (187-790)
LH 8 (can't remember the range)
FSH 21 (no range...but it was high)
After that, he sent me for a fertility test. The nurse called me with the results and said I was in "complete testicular failure" based on my T results and fertility test.
The doc wanted me to try Testim. According to him, at the low dose of 50mg/day of gel, it only "supplements" my body's production without shutting it down and should help. I inquired about the shots (having been reading this forum) knowing they were more effective. The nurse told me they were an option, but the doc only wanted me to have me on them for a "short time" without giving me a reason. So not wanting a fight and just wanting relief from this hell, I went with the gel. The nurse told me I would have to come back in three months for a blood test (for TT and to make sure I wasn't over-producing RBCs).
What bothers me...I don't have any kids. I want kids. The nurse implied there is still a slight chance I can have kids...but it would be an invitro type procedure to pull it off. I've been on the gel three months now (without HCG) and I have a meeting with the doc in a week. I am going to be demanding the shots, a blood test in two weeks after starting the shots and HCG therapy to hopefully have children someday.
My only concern is the dull pain in my testicles and the fact that symptoms have not improved. The only change I've noticed is the horrible rash that broke out on my arms from the gel (the doc said to put it on my abdomen after I complained...now it gets sweated off/scrubbed off).
Any recommendations on convincing my doc this is what I need (shots and HCG)? I've thought about trying to order HCG myself...if someone could PM with any info trying that, please do.
My biggest concern in trying to get treatment that works is the doc getting spooked and pulling me off treatment all together.