- 09-18-2010, 02:18 PM
Just wanted to share my experiences with Androgel. I had 3 testosterone tests, before the doc would prescribe it for me. All ranged from a low of 200 ng/dl to 300 ng/dl.
I am 6'0"
I workout regularly with weights, but not on any building program.
I had become lethargic/depressed over the last couple of years and had put on about 20lbs, thus the reason for Testosterone testing.
2-1/2 months on 5 grams per day (4 pumps from the bottle), gave me a test level of 829. All I can say is wow, and I feel like I'm 20 again. Hoisting the iron, lost about 10 lbs in the last month, in all the right places. I did a few tricks to get the most out of the androgel, whether they worked or not, I don't know. Started zinc and reservertrol supplements in addition to daily multi-vitamin. Changed my diet up to include many more fruits and veggies and made sure I showered, and really rubbed the area where I put the androgel on, well with my towel right after my shower. Not sure why the t level is so high from just 5 grams per day, maybe cause I've lost 10 lbs, and probably more than that in fat, as I have transformed my weight while I was losing. Libido is through the roof, and my wife is running around the house scared. I am a really mellow guy, so aggression hasn't been an issue. I should've been on this a few years ago, probably about when I was 45, but better late than never. I will keep all apprised if any major issues develop. All I can say is all men should demand Testosterone testing when they reach their 40's, you owe it to yourselves.
- 09-19-2010, 10:09 PM
Congrats on the success. Consider yourself one of the really lucky ones, Ive read quite a few disappointing stories about bad/less than optimum experiences while using androgel.PHF Rep
09-20-2010, 09:58 AM
09-21-2010, 08:24 AM
I have been on Androderm (2 patches a day for two years) the results on my quality of life has been great, but like the person above said I did not expect any miracles in the gym from such a small dose.
09-26-2010, 03:58 PM
Currently on the Androderm patch [1 patch / 5mg day] ..it sucks compared to Testim / Androgel. My insurance today will not pay for Testim/Androgel tho...only Androderm.
It costs me $20 a month.
I had the same experiences on Androgel..my levels were always over a constant 900~1000. You can actually feel it too. My levels on Androderm [last tested a couple months ago] were around 500.
Congrats on the Androgel ! It does work great.
I am working with my insurance co. to get back on the Test. Cyp. shots.
The shots are the best route to go tho..no worries of transferring to g/f ~ wife. [or BOTH! .. p^ ) ]
Anyway you go..you have to love TRT! I'm in my late 40's and still have a very strong libido.
Pound nails with the snake and kept my nuts.
10-01-2010, 12:22 PM
I started at only 25 mgs (2.5 gms at %1) this spring and couldn't be happier so far. i would have preferred 50 mgs but my doc is pretty conservative (but very competent). When he hinted maybe we should stop last month because there is, maybe, a slight increase in heart disease my wife said to tell him "Only if he agrees to take me home to live at his house."
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