Hi Folks. I know some will think I’m trolling or advertising so for that reason I will not mention the brand of gel I’m using - I WILL mention that it is not a pharma gel, it’s from the ‘black market’ but has good reviews all around.
I’m a 35 year old male, generally healthy with a decent amount of activity for many years (into weight lifting etc) but by no means am I an athlete or anything. I eat healthy, have a HIGH stress life due to my career, and have done lots of research in this field.
A month ago I hooked up with a local doctor who said he could get me on TRT if my test levels come in below 700. I was impressed, but chickened out when I went in for my blood test - I saw they needed FOUR vials of blood and my veins literally went missing. The girl said she didn’t feel confident drawing since my veins were not visible - rare, but it happened. So I skipped the test and re-scheduled.
Before that time - I had ordered some T Gel (again won’t mention the brand, website, etc) and after that ‘failed’ test I decided I want to try the Gel for 4-5 weeks, see if it helps, then I can be more encouraged at seeing 4 vials of blood go out (BTW I’ll be okay with intra-muscular injections, it’s just the veins that scare me).
Okay so the point of my post - I applied the gel on my shoulders - instructions said to go between 2-3ml each day, I went with 2.5ml spread between two shoulders. The website said I should barely start to ‘feel’ the benefits by week 3-4 or so…HOWEVER, HOLY MOLY, on day #2 I started to feel something. I figured it’s placebo, I’m tripping out…
I’m now 7 or 8 days in and I’m 100% sure nothing is placebo:
I’m feeling more positive about life in general
I have a higher sex drive, my wife is clearly noticing this - happening every night
I’m more confident
I’m bloated like crazy with water weight in my chest/abs
I’m feeling more energetic at the gym
I’m getting comments from people about looking better/more muscular (I’m almost certain it’s the water weight making me look bigger)
I’m sleeping better without worrying none stop
I’ve been able to sleep in more, before I’d get up at 4 or 5AM ready to worry my ass off for the day of stress coming up - now I wake up at 7 AM feeling refreshed, ready to take on the day, handle the stress in a productive way
I can go on…
I’m following the instructions were closely - showering in the morning, applying the gel, letting it dry, then going over it with lotion 1 or 2 more times…
Could I have been not only low on T, but also be highly sensitive to T? As in lots of receptor?
I’m tripping out at how I feel these benefits so quickly.
Yes I know a blood test is needed - and I have it scheduled for 4/29, going through with it - although I think the T will come in high even if I stop the gel 1 week prior to the test.
Any research to show T Gel kicking in this quickly? Everything I read says 1 month before any benefits are felt…