First of all, I'm a noob and searched, but didn't find anything like my situation.
I'm 38 years old and I've been on methadone (70-80 mgs. daily) for chronic pain for about 12 years. Prolonged methadone use causes testosterone levels to go down bigtime. I spent lots of cash (Dr's. and multiple tests) to find out this is a normal side effect of methadone and other opiates.
So... for a couple 2-3 years I've been taking AndroGel (2) 5-gram packets per day that are prescribed by my endocrinoligist. My test levels finally just started getting on the high side of normal according to my DR. Then a few months ago, she ordered a PSA test that came back 4.2 and she referred me to the Urologist. Last weeks test was 4.3 with a 6% Free PSA which the DR. claims is a 40% cancer chance.
Prostate was checked (finger) no swelling.I've had regular blood work done every 3 months. My test levels for the last 1 1/2 years have been on the high side of normal with 1 test barely going over the normal at one point. No change in scrip ordered.
I know from talking to my buds (and reading a few posts) that AndroGel is a very low dose of test and not thought of very high (bud said it's "WEAK"). None the less, it's helped me.
Does anybody know if this might just be a symptom of the 2-3 year usage of testosterone? It's been nice to have my sex, strength, life back. If it is being caused by the test, are there other drugs that can keep my test levels normal due to the methadone use without a high PSA?