Well, I finally began TRT today after nearly a year of tests with my total test hovering around the bottom of the range.
First off, my experience with the NHS during this time has been an uphill battle, when I first thought to get levels checked my dr proclaimed I would definitely have adequate test levels, apparently she knew just by looking at me!
Then when I finally got to see an endocrinologist they agreed to a trial of TRT. This consists of 3 months of 1ml sus 250 every other week, no ai, no hcg. Of course I tried to get them + weekly injections at least but they wouldn't listen, they didn't even respond to the published studies I sent to them proving my point.
And so today. My dr booked me in for an appointment with a nurse to be shown how to self inject. When I got there she couldn't believe I wanted to do it and hadn't ever seen it in all her years as a nurse apparently! I asked for a wipe to sterilise the area and received a puzzled look: "I inject people all day including lots of babies and I never use wipes" she said. I sat there speechless. Eventually we moved past this and so began the injection. I have researched the topic beforehand but when it came to the real thing I forgot to aspirate, obviously something else the nurse never does as she didn't seem particularly bothered
Oh and no need for blood tests again until the end of the three months and when I asked what would be the outcome at the end of those three months I was told "we'll if it doesn't do anything for you then we'll take you off trt (cold turkey btw) and if it cures your problems then we'll switch you to gel"
You Americans should think yourselves seriously privileged.