I am new to this site and have been lurking and reading up as much as i can. There is a ton of information and it has helped me tremendously. I have had the symptoms of low T for about 5 years now but never put 2 and 2 together until things got so bad it really started affecting my job performance and marriage. I became a pushover at work and had strong flight response to the smallest triggers, I would get hot flashes and get really teary eyed. I was able to tolerate all of the other symptoms but these specifically motivated me to seek help. I found this site and had an apt at a local TRT clinic the next day.
Sure enough the labs came back showing low T, and I felt empowered that I had uncovered the root cause and explanation to how I was feeling. I am 4 weeks in to TRT and am feeling great! My whole life has improved and I couldn't be happier.
Problem is I am paying 40 per week to visit the clinic, (insurace bcbsaz) I don't know if this is the standard or if it should be acceptable cost, but I am panicked that I will be paying this every week for the rest of my life? On top of labs, etc and the premiums I already pay it feels like a lot.
I would rather get a prescription and self inject if it will help with costs but don't want to play trial and error visiting drs only to get another bill and no Rx.
Anyone in the PHX area have bcbsaz insurance and on trt? Where do you go and how much out of pocket do you pay. Is it cheaper to get Rx and self inject? Am I being a cheapskate and 40 per week seems reasonable?
Any guidance is appreciated!