T-gel on the nads shoot DHT way up. Why weren't the gels working for you? What percentage have you been using?
If the gels haven't been working, and you've tried a few of them, it's possible your thyroid has issues, which causes malabsorption through the skin. Aim to apply gel to forearms, inner thighs, wrists, tops of feet, inner bicep. You will get the best absorption in these areas. Add a little bit to your nads, and things should be good in the DHT department.