I have been on Androgel for 1.5 years. Trouble is, we can't get the dose correct. I wind up getting retested almost monthly. My numbers are all over the place. Im currently on the 1.62% Androgel, 4 pumps daily which is the maximum dose. When I was on 3 pumps daily on the shoulder my levels came back at total T of 450, prior to that at 2 pumps the levels came back 400
So last moth we go to 4 pumps, but this time I try something different: Instrad of putting all the gel on my shoulders like the instructions say, i put one pump on each shoulder and one pump on each flank. My last test 3 weeks ago comes back at 1050 with E2 at 95!
I think its clear that I'm having absorption issues on the shoulders. Also my shoulders are not getting very itchy and red and burning.
So tomorrow I go back to test again. The doctor is saying that me may switch to pellets. IT cost $75.00 per pellet and he says he will start me at 10 pellets, plus another $250.00 to put them in. This Doctor is in Westchester County NY and does not accept insurance. But he submits the claim as out of network and accepts whatever the insurance company deems reasonable and customary.
I asked him about shots and he says he doesn't do shots, there is too much of a spike.
I don't know what I should do. Do the pellets? Do the shots with a different doc?
Whats better pellets or shots?
Which will more then likely lower my E2?