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Low Testosterone


#1

I had a blood test 4 weeks ago that came back with my T levels at 4.6mol/l… Doc thought it was odd, and said do the test again in 4 weeks, and take the test in the morning. The second test 4 weeks later came back at a 6.6nmol/l. Doc prescribed me 50mg of cypionate per week, with a follow up check in 6 weeks. He advised that he wants my T levels to be at 14nmol/l, and refused to test my estrogen or my free test. I’d go to a private clinic, but those arent covered and will cost me $250 per visit. What can I do to get the dosage up, higher target TT, and proper tests done?

Also, I’m 5’7, 140, 27 years old. Pretty small guy. (14nmol/l is ~400ng/dl)

Thanks in advance for any advice.


#2

Your doctor probably that it was ood that a 27 year old would be that low, he was probably thinking that can’t be. 50mg weekly simply won’t work, your doctor is an idiot. We have guys coming in here higher than that with symptoms of low testosterone, you need to find another doctor, any doctor has got to be better than this one. The standard weekly dose for guys is 100mg. Hopefully one day he becomes low T ans his doctor puts him on 50 mg and see how he feels! He can’t be the only doctor that takes your insurance.


#3

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