Poor absorbtion of gels and creams has been mention here and there on the forum, but I thought I would share my experience for others.
At my annual physical I suspected low T so I asked the doc to run tests for it.
It came back at 280. He put me on 2.5 grams of Androgel per day, which I already knew was low, but he wanted to try that.
Tested again at 5 weeks. T down to 210. He upped the dose to 5 grams per day. He seemed too busy to work on this progressively so I found a PA who specializes in HRT.
Tested again with PA after the 5mg per day for 6 weeks. T down to 185.
E2 rising from 16 to 25 over same period.
She is in agreement with the TRT protocol listed here and I start that today. Looking forward to finally getting some results.
Lesson - just because you are taking something does not mean it is working for you.