Hello everyone, this is my first post here. I've read a lot on here and there's so much good information. Anyways I went to my doc to have my testosterone checked because just wasn't feeling young anymore, low libido, poor erections, social anxiety and just plain ole tired.
I'm 43 year old, male, 6 foot, 192 lbs.
He checked my Total Test and it was 337. He mailed me the test results it said low normal and does not advise TRT. My next appointment I talked him into (He didn't want to) Androgel 1.62, 2 pumps a day. I could tell no difference what so ever. Went back 3 months later to re-test and Total Testosterone was 464. He said to continue on, but my insurance wasn't paying so he switched me to Axiron (Axiron has a program to get it for $25 for 1 year). I can tell it's doing something, my beard is thicker like it used to be and I've noticed hair line receding a lot more, not as tired, but other than that not really noticed much else. Now here's the real problem, since been on Axiron, libido has crashed, erections impossible, no morning wood just dead.
I've done a bunch of reading and seen he needs to test my Free Testosterone and E2, so I'm going to call him and see if he will test these for me.
First test he did, before TRT.
Total Testosterone 337 (241-827)
Prolactin 10.9 (2.1-17.7)
LH 3.3 (1.5-9.3)
TSH 1.07 (.55-4.78)
Cholesterol 211 (143-200)
HDL 38 (40-60)
Triglyceride 279 (12-150)
LDL-C 117 (<100)
Test 3 months later on Adrogel
Total Testosterone 464 (241-827)
PSA 1.0 (0.0-4.0)
HGB 16.0 (13.5-17.8)
Thanks for any suggestions