I'm 51, hypothryroid, on TRT for years. First tried androgel, then other gels/creams/compounding. They work for a while, then fail due to absorption issues, it seems. Rotating sites is a must and I run out of non slimy places to apply. (hypothyroid causes myxedema absorption issues, which I seem to have)
Doc put me on injections, 200MG/week enanthate. I bloated right up, retained water and required a daily diuretic just to urinate. A simple glass of water or unsweet tea would cause belly swelling and difficulty breathing. And, breast enlargement started, ugh. Otherwise, it worked and libido/muscles improved. Horrible side effects.
Now that I've discontinued the enanthate for a month+, my swelling has subsided, I urinate normally, and I feel better. However, I have painful testicles now and zero libido.
I did not seem to have these issues on the gels/creams. No breast enlargement, no intolerable swelling and water retention. Gels/creams only work for a month or so, then fail and I must stop for a while.