Well, my new doc is trying me on compounded troches, and I am not sure what to think at this point. I got my labs(saliva) and he told me I had low cortisol, low progesterone, low free T, and my E2 was nearly non-existent.
I started using the troche on Thursday, but to be honest I'm already thinking of switching back to injections. My wife was with me at the doc, and together we decided I would try the troches. The idea is to have a more stable platform of testosterone by using these oral troches everyday. They are compounded with hcg and test. I know these are not a popular topic on here, and that's one of the reasons I am thinking of switching back to injections.
My free t was low on the saliva test, but the test was done 8 days after my last 200mg shot. I feel like I would have more success with 100mg a week divided Into 2 shots, with hcg, and an AI like arimidex.
Along with the new troches I was prescribed Cortef for the low cortisol level, and he gave me some progesterone cream.
I am also slowly coming off of Celexa, and I am taking 100mg of 5htp each night to help wean off of the Celexa. I really don't like doing all this stuff at once. I feel like shit today, and I'm feeling way to much of the emotional stuff that comes with depression.
What would you guys do in my case? My new doc likes to use saliva testing for hormones, and from what I've read, they just aren't as reliable as blood for free test, TT, and E2.