8 is low enough for TRT depending on where you live. In Australia it’s low enough for most to consider a private script, but below 6 is the “definitely”… if you’ve got private healthcare you might get on with a TT of 15+ (many healthcare professionals aren’t educated adequately to know about FT, so they JUST gauge with TT, so those with TT of like 30nmol but bottomed out FT are outta luck unless they go private)
Yes, however chances are you’ll recover naturally… exogenous androgen usage, even in TRT dosages poses inherent risks, if you go down this route you’ll want to routinely monitor BP, lipids, PSA (just in case), haematological parameters (HCT and RBC count especially)… This isn’t something one can just casually jump into… or at least they shouldn’t.
Given it’s almost certain you’re hypogonadism is AAS induced we have a causing factor
Also guys, isn’t it just retarded one can’t get TRT with a TT of like 240ng/dl when literature empiracly demonstrates serious ailments (osteoporosis, increased incidence of MI/type 2 diabetes) occur once levels drop below 350ng/dl? We need to stop using ref ranges composed off a normal, overweight populace and think “well, what’s best in terms of longevity/optimal quality of life?” I believe increased incidence of MI might even be correlated with levels below 450ng/dl, however many of the correlations like obesity, metS etc… is it caused by low T alone or from obesity in the first place… I think it’s a combination of both, there’s a distinct direct observed effect regarding low T and impaired insulin sensitivity, however eunuchs don’t seem to have increased MI incidence, thus I’d hypothesise that variable might just be from an unhealthy populace having low T… because they’re fat and unhealthy lol
Anyway, if you can’t get TRT and are hellbent… try get a vial of test that doesn’t have any test prop in it… you’ll want a medium/long estered test like test E/C, typically sold as 200-250mg/ml. Start with a dose between 100-200mg weekly, measure TT/FT/lipids/PSA/CBC after 6 weeks. Inject once or twice weekly, doesn’t really matter that much… But if I were you I’d try for the script and then top up if required… what if you go travelling, you can’t bring gear with you (to most countries)… I wonder how IFBB bodybuilders do it… do they just go through customs, not care etc