question for the dr.
- 06-09-2007, 02:48 AM
question for the dr.
I have been on androgel 10mg daily for the past 3 years. My dr recently wanted to check my T levels while im not using the gel so I stopped applying the gel 48 hrs before the blood test. my total T levels came out 138 which is very low. My question is, is it normal to have such low T level only 48 hours after last application or should I assume that the gel therapy is no longer effective and switch to shots?
Thanks for the help,
- 06-09-2007, 07:48 AM
- 06-09-2007, 09:52 AM
06-09-2007, 10:04 AM
06-09-2007, 10:34 AM
What I was referring to is how TRT will increase E and shutdown your HPTA. When you stop, the HPTA is still shutdown and the E lingers. So you are then probably worse than before starting TRT. When on injections, it would take 7-10 days to be in that state. With transdermals, only a few days.
06-09-2007, 04:10 PM
I appreciate the feedback KSman. You bring up a good point,the insert states that patients returned to pretreatment levels by the fifth day after the last application but it doesnt make much sense to me either that the gel would last for that many days. Anyway I am going to call the dr on Monday morning and see if I can get re-tested while on the gel. Not too sure why he wanted to test my levels while off the gel but this way I will know for sure what the deal is.
06-13-2007, 04:07 PM
06-15-2007, 10:50 AM
when you are on your normal, daily 10grams of Androgel,
what is your TotalT level?
how was it measured?
when I was on 10grams of Androgel I was applying it always in the morning about 8AM
blood draw for testing 7:45AM, that is I had last Androgel 24 hours ago when drawing blood.
Best testing I find at Quest Diagnostic
specifically this test:
(Testosterone, Free, Bio/Total)
result of this test is:
Testosterone Total 250-1100 ng/dL
Testosterone Free 46.0-224.0 pg/mL
Testosterone Bioavailable 110.0-575.0 ng/dL
SHBG 23-38 nmol/L
Albumin, serum 3.6-5.1 g/dL
They have other, less useful test.
Stabilized person should expect TotalT levels as shown on graph, I tested 932
at first I was spilling lots of this thin gel and my levels were lower:
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