TRT low on DHT
- 09-17-2010, 06:26 AM
- 09-20-2010, 02:12 PM
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.
- 09-21-2010, 06:29 AM
im using a compounded gel from life extension on the stick it sais 100mg/1ml , im applying 4 clicks first thing in the morning in the inner bicep area , i noticed after im done rubbing it it leaves alot of white sticky residue behind i dont know if that has anything to do with it? ive been currently taking it for one month and still not results in testosterone or DHT, really weird..... , im also treating my thyroid so i should be absorbing it , my DHT is at the bottom end of the scale so its really going to suck if i cant get the gels to work since everyone sais injections dont raise DHT.
09-21-2010, 09:07 AM
It may be that you need to spread that dosage over a larger area, the inner biceps alone is a pretty small amount of skin
09-21-2010, 09:07 AM
Lo and behold AndroGel came to the rescue. I know a lot of people who swear by the compounded route, but for me Big Pharma came through in spades. Consistent BW for TT in the range I need to be in 900-1100 (for free T purposes). I did double my DHT from the normal range but I really feel good, libido is great, doc doesn't seem to mind (PSA less than .5), and no noticeable hair loss. AndroGel will increase your DHT, shots won't. AndroGel dries almost instantly so you don't have to constantly worry about bumping into anyone with your greasy skin. I use the pump bottle - very convenient, no mess.
Better still, my insurance covers it so my out of pocket is $20 a month versus $40 a month for some hit or miss compounded product. I was tired of living blood test to blood test and AndroGel stopped all that. I know I could have gone the shot route but I actually like the daily application of test - seems more natural (plus I'm a wuss about IM shots).
If you are covered (insurance) and not getting good absorption on the compounded products, and don't want to go the shot route just yet, why not ask your doc about AndroGel or Testim?
09-21-2010, 11:48 AM
I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.