Just a bit about me. I’m, 53 yrs old, 6’2", 210 lbs. Been lifting and running on a regular basis since high school. Don’t lift super heavy, but scored in the top 1% in my age group in strength (push-ups and sit ups) and aerobic capacity at a recent fitness test done at a university. No prescription meds. Eat what most people would consider a very clean diet.
Went to the family doctor with complaints of no sex drive, feeling tired, etc all the symptoms of low T. He told me up front he wasn’t a big fan of T replacement but sent me for a blood test. When the test results (LCMSMS method) came back my T was 228 on a reference range of 250-1100.
My free T % was 1.41 on a range of 1.5-2.2. After seeing the results my family doctor said he would be on T replacement if those were his numbers and sent me to a urologist.
Urologist examined me and put me on a program with a shot of testosterone CYP, 200 mg/ml every 2 weeks at his office and daily applications of Testim 1% gel (150 gm). I go back in 3 months for a blood test and exam.
Looking at these forums, I don’t recall seeing this exact procedure (shot every 2 weeks and daily gel). I’ve been on this for a week and a half and have been seeing signs that it’s doing something (morning wood, actually having some horny feelings).
Would like to get others thoughts on this course of treatment. Note, I have pretty good insurance and the prescription for the shot is $5 out of pocket and a month supply of the gel is $20 (Dr game me a card from Testin that will give me a rebate of up to $40 so it’s really free).