Hi, first post, although I've been reading some threads here.
40 years old, been feeling really tired/shitty for a couple years, no libido, etc. etc. I'm in pretty good shape; decided to hit the gym for about a year and a half before I approached the doctor in case it was because I just got lazy.. 5'10", 175-180, not sure about body fat but probably around the 13-15% range (I like pizza...sue me!)
I finally decided to ask my PCP for a blood test to check my T level, although since I've never had it checked before I don't know what my levels were when I felt "normal." I think my first test came back about 360 TT, then a retest showed about 340 TT. According to the "normal range" I am at "low normal." That doesn't mean a lot to me because I have read that low-normal numbers might just as well apply to a healthy 70 year old, which wouldn't surprise me based on how I feel.
Anyway, after practically begging, PCP agreed to let me try Androgel and he wrote me a prescription for one 2.5 packet per day. I didn't realize until I got home from the pharmacy and read the insert that that was only 1/2 of the recommended starting dose. That doesn't surprise me though, based on how hard it was to get anything from him. I've been using it for 4 days now and I can't say I really feel anything. Maybe a TINY bit less lethargic, but that could very well be placebo or even just in my imagination altogether.
The PCP wants me to keep on this for 2 months then get another blood test. I have no idea if he'll bump me up to 2 2.5 packets per day after that, but I'm not holding my breath.
So, I put out an inquiry and got a few responses back from some places in China and I'm wondering if anyone here can give me some pointers on just the basic "get back to normal levels" stuff I should consider purchasing. I'm not looking to get some big endurance and muscle-building boost from this--I just want to start off getting to mid-range or upper 1/3 range and then I'll reconsider if I want to hazard anything additional.
I'm fine with injections. I'm fine with powder, provided I can just mix it with that SPMO or whatever it's called (get the initials mixed up...) and apply it topically, but I'm no chemist and don't want to break out the centrifuge, flasks, and beakers!
Thanks in advance,