Been a member of this forum since around 2009 and while not a regular here I have read the stickys and many posts of others during this time. It is now time for me to ask for some help in hopes somebody will respond. I will try to make this short.
A brief background about myself and treatment is as follows.
47 yr old male - BF% maintained around 9-10% with a cut/lean diet once a yr or so. Understand and love the concept of food, nutrients and its effects on the body. Not a BB just a fitness nut.
Started TRT with my GP in 2009 with initial 200mg cyp inj every 2 wks. Of course that failed
First blood work after about 6 mths of treatment showed a decrease in levels with TT being around 130 or so. GP increased dosage to 300mg cyp every 2 wks. I have been on this regimen until now with the same roller coaster affect as before. As excpected...
Recently visited Dr again and explained what was going on and requested having inj once a week. He entertained the idea but said let's see what new blood work shows first.
So I got a phone call with the results. They will send the complete workup data to me in the mail but over the phone they said everything was within limits with the exception of my TT and Free Test. TT being at 139 and FT being at 27 and that the GP recommended raising inj to 400mg every 2 wks. And wanted to refer me to a endo. Oh crap!!!
I know I am at just as much fault as my GP for not trying to better inform him of the little bit of knowledge Iâ??ve obtained on my own but while he seems very reasonable he has commented on how he doesn't like people coming in saying they read this or that on the internet and think they're an expert or know better and I understand where heâ??s coming from I guess. He has also commented on how he treats others with TRT on the regimen he has me on with success. I do not question his methods/practice/success.
I plan to make another appointment with my GP and provide him with some of the info from the stickie here but unfortunately I'm not very optimistic of the outcome.
So my question is, would anyone be willing to refer me to somebody good in the Northern VA area? PM's are fine.
I have called around etc... but honestly just because somebody is prescribing T doesn't make them good. I've read so many horror stories of what so many go through and I now feel like it may be me doing the same. Believe it or not TRT has helped me. While I roller coaster up and down now, prior to this I felt worse than I do now, at least I have some good days, and fear the idea of going back to feeling like I did prior to TRT.
V/R - Breeze