I apologise in advance if my question seems a bit too newbie. I am virtually new to the TRT universe, so I don’t really know the basics. Anyway, basically I was on TRT around the age of 16 because I was too late to puberty and it gave me a kick start. I was diagnosed at the time with Hypogondadism because of extremely low T(about 3.2 at the time) so I was prescribed monthly injections of T. Anyway, after about a year of taking it and when puberty kicked in, I decided to voluntarily stop taking it and just proceed into my adolescent life.
Recently, I decided to start taking it again because I felt my symptoms all indicate low T: low energy, low sex drive, low muscle mass, difficulty getting erections, low drive. I did two tests and they came back as 10.2 and 9.2. The doctor me told this was normal range(8.2.-40) and I complained that it was hardly normal for a 35 year old male. After a lot complaining, he finally agreed to refer to me an endocrinologist. He has confirmed to my doctor that I am borderline and a level above 12 would be normal for me. He has suggested Testogel(50mg) daily initially, and later perhaps an option for a 3-monthly injection.
Now, for my actual question. I have been taking the Testogel for a week now(applied exactly as it says on the tin) and I have noticed absolutely no(positive) change in any of my low T symptoms. In fact, I have noticed the opposite(negative) my low T symptoms seem to have increased. Before I would get a morning boner for instance, and I haven’t had one this past week. I feel more tired than usual and I got easily fatigued at the gym.
So onto the questions: Could it be that the Testogel has replaced my own natural T production, and has replaced it with an even lesser level than it was at before? Isn’t it suppose to just supplement my existing level?
At 50mg a day, am I getting 350mg a week? Should it be higher?
How long do I continue taking the Testogel before getting more tests done to determine its effect on me? If I go off it suddenly, will be natural T production restart?
Thank you for reading I await your replies.