Thank you in advance for your replies.
I am 57 yo. I exercise 7 days per week ( 1 hour total of eliptical machine, bench, curls, sand bells). I play intense tennis 3-4 days per week too.
In response to being "diagnosed" with diabetes 18 mos ago, I started this exercise routine and radically altered my diet to an LCHF. I never stray... I have lost over 50lbs. I am now very fit, fast and strong. My a1c is near the "normal range" at 5.6. This is without EVER taking diabetes meds.
I went to a "Wellness/Anti-aging" doc a little over a year ago. He diagnosed low T and put me on pellets (12)
My T-levels went from 390 free to 1,200! I felt GREAT. But, (pun intended) I experienced severe, unrelenting pain at the insertion site on my hip/butt that never subsided. I rejected a pellet too.
After the pellets disolved, the doc prescribed 10% Test Cream at 1 gm/ml per day. I have tested levels 2x since then my free test is 600 with the cream (if I recall). I have been on test cream for almost a year.
Anyway, my dilema is I cannot afford the radical/expensive blood work with this doc. I have Kaiser Insurance (who will not prescribe TRT).
Therefore, I can either quit TRT cold turkey or find another affordable source. Kaiser will test my levels every 6 mos for free.
Question 1) Are there health risks associated with stopping my TRT cold turkey?
2) What are my odds of restarting my own Testosterone producing system?
3) How severe are withdrawls?
I am sorry for the long rant.
I run out of Test in 4 days.