Just back from seeing an endocrinologist in London for a second opinion. Been experiencing a range of symptoms linked to Low T including loss of libido, fatigue, low mood, loss of muscle mass and issues with concentration. I was referred to a NHS endocrinologist last year who concluded that my t levels of 14 and 13.1 n/mol in my two tests did not warrant any further action (I believe the acceptable range in the UK is from 8n/mol upwards). I am 34 and therefore wanted a second opinion which resulted in my appointment today with a private endocrinologist.
Anyway he was quite attentive and sympathetic and has ordered blood tests which I will undertake next week. He suggested I may have a testosterone insufficiency, which once the bloods came back could be addressed by taking a small dosage of testosterone gel twice weekly which could bring up my t levels to a more acceptable level and not cause my body to stop producing T.
This was the first time I have heard of supplementing T like this. I was under the impression testosterone gel had to be applied everyday as a replacement therapy and once such treatment commenced it would result in your body stopping the natural production of T. He is a highly qualified endocrinologist so didn’t feel able to question his initial suggestion, but has anyone else heard of supplementing T levels like this?
Thank you for reading and any advice would be welcome