Keep in mind that you are one of the few that has not had any problems with their treatment. If I recall, you are just using the androgel and I don't recall if you were covering the entire cost or not. For many of us the cost of $450/month is unreasonable. I started on androgel and my doctor said nothing about testing for FT or E2. Fortunately she has read most everything I have given her and understands enough to allow me to try anastozole/arimidex for E2 control and HCG to prevent testicular atrophy.
Most of us have not been able to just use the androgel with out E2 rising. And most of us have seen our nuts slowly disappear. If you did not get results similar to yours then you would start to question your doctor after trying to educate yourself. My doctor tells me she has other patients on androgel so I wonder just how many guys are using it with success by itself.
One thing TRT has taught me is that if you have a problem you need to educate yourself since your doctor is likely to just prescribe something and not fully understand your problem. They simply do not have time to devote to each patient.
Eventually you may find that you have a problem that your doctor cannot fix with a simple prescription. At that point you will start to take matters into your own hands and start asking for advice from anywhere you can get it. Getting the input from so many others is something the internet has enabled. I would never know what I do now if I could not read what others have experienced.
The first endocrinologist I went to see did not bother to review my file before I met with him. I talked to him for 5 minutes while he looked over my file. It took 3 months to get the appointment and probably cost $160 to have him say he does not think TRT is necessary and he certainly would not recommend an AI like arimidex or HCG. I asked him why he did not review my file before I came in and just tell me that he was not interested in treating me. He said they donâ??t have time to do that. And this is an example of the best health care system in the world.
Sorry, Iâ??m rambling, itâ??s late and I could not sleep so here I am looking for an argument. Nothing personal Brick I appreciate your in put on the forum.