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Hey guys.. little background, 34 years old and been experiencing what I thought was low T symptoms for a few years now. Finally had the doc do some tests this week and got my results. Total test was 229 (ref 264-916) and Free T was 8.6 (ref 8.7-25.1). She didn't do LH/FSH/Estradiol but I just wanted this as a baseline to see if I should be pursuing further, which obviously I should. I've ran a few andro cycles, and 1 var/TD test cycle a few years ago. I've always done a proper PCT.

I live in NY on Long Island. Anyone have good doc recommendations or the best telemedicine clinic? Fertility isn't an issue, my wife and I have 2 kids and aren't planning on any more. I'd like to have the option of HCG and an AI. I have great insurance so if they would cover it that would be awesome, but if not so be it. In my research most of my local endocrinologists and mens health clinics all want weekly visits for them to administer T, however I do not want that. My wife is a paramedic so having her do it or do it myself would be way more convenient. You guys have any recommendations?
 
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Hey guys.. little background, 34 years old and been experiencing what I thought was low T symptoms for a few years now. Finally had the doc do some tests this week and got my results. Total test was 229 (ref 264-916) and Free T was 8.6 (ref 8.7-25.1). She didn't do LH/FSH/Estradiol but I just wanted this as a baseline to see if I should be pursuing further, which obviously I should. I've ran a few andro cycles, and 1 var/TD test cycle a few years ago. I've always done a proper PCT.

I live in NY on Long Island. Anyone have good doc recommendations or the best telemedicine clinic? Fertility isn't an issue, my wife and I have 2 kids and aren't planning on any more. I'd like to have the option of HCG and an AI. I have great insurance so if they would cover it that would be awesome, but if not so be it. In my research most of my local endocrinologists and mens health clinics all want weekly visits for them to administer T, however I do not want that. My wife is a paramedic so having her do it or do it myself would be way more convenient. You guys have any recommendations?
Hey brother, I can tell you that Royal Medical Center is ****. Although their pricing is advantageous, if your looking for true medical professional help, professionalism, they will not offer it.

Reach out to Defy, Viking, and any others you can find reviews on.

FDA just made some changes, HCG is no longer being compounded. So of you want it, you'll probably have to go through a UGL. Looks like most clinics are now prescribing gonadorelin in its place.

Depends what your looking for. If you just want the script and know what your doing, how to dose, how to monitor, etc then you can easily find any clinic and just chose by pricing. If you really want guidance and quality doctor consults through the clinic, your going to have to dig around and interview.
 
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Thanks guys think I'm going to check out Viking and Defy and see what the deal is
 

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So I ended up seeing an endo and he prescribed the new auto injection xyosted at 100mg test E per week for 4 weeks and then I'm going back to him to evaluate. Amazingly covered 100% by insurance. No AI or HCG as of now, he wanted to get me started and see where my levels are at in 4 weeks. Does this sound reasonable? I'm already thinking I'm going to want to go traditional injections to be able to go 2 or 3x weekly instead of once, and even though my wife and I are done having kids I don't know if I'm ready to say goodbye to my balls yet so I may ask him for HCG as well.
 

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So I ended up seeing an endo and he prescribed the new auto injection xyosted at 100mg test E per week for 4 weeks and then I'm going back to him to evaluate. Amazingly covered 100% by insurance. No AI or HCG as of now, he wanted to get me started and see where my levels are at in 4 weeks. Does this sound reasonable? I'm already thinking I'm going to want to go traditional injections to be able to go 2 or 3x weekly instead of once, and even though my wife and I are done having kids I don't know if I'm ready to say goodbye to my balls yet so I may ask him for HCG as well.
 

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I live out here in Queens and just saw an endo this past Monday. He decided to put me on TRT and said that it would either me the gel or cream. I asked if there were any alternatives (like the injection) and he said that they don’t do injections anymore. Did your doctor offer you a choice and how long did it take for the insurance to go through.
 

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Yeah my doc offered everything.. cream, gel, nasal spray, injections and what I ended up going with which was the auto injector. Insurance covered my visits immediately, but they denied coverage for the auto injector. Fortunately I there's a manufacturer promo so I have 1 month of the auto inject for free, and then my insurance will cover regular test C injections after that.
 
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I live out here in Queens and just saw an endo this past Monday. He decided to put me on TRT and said that it would either me the gel or cream. I asked if there were any alternatives (like the injection) and he said that they don’t do injections anymore. Did your doctor offer you a choice and how long did it take for the insurance to go through.
I’m not on TRT....but the whole “no injections anymore,” sounds sketchy as hell!

To be quite honest I’d consider looking for a second opinion, as they say
 

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I’m not on TRT....but the whole “no injections anymore,” sounds sketchy as hell!

To be quite honest I’d consider looking for a second opinion, as they say

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I’m not on TRT....but the whole “no injections anymore,” sounds sketchy as hell!

To be quite honest I’d consider looking for a second opinion, as they say
It took me four months to see this doc and other doctors would’ve taken longer. I think for now I will just take what I can get and if the cream/gel doesn’t seem effective I will look for that second opinion. I read that when you have very low T and you get any increase to it that it makes a such a difference in your quality of life.
 

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Yeah my doc offered everything.. cream, gel, nasal spray, injections and what I ended up going with which was the auto injector. Insurance covered my visits immediately, but they denied coverage for the auto injector. Fortunately I there's a manufacturer promo so I have 1 month of the auto inject for free, and then my insurance will cover regular test C injections after that.
Nice man! It’s great he gave you all those options. I am still waiting for my Rx to get approved by insurance and I hope to start soon. Good luck with the journey!
 

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If you don't like your current doc check out Dr Rotman.. has an office on Lexington in Manhattan and an office on Long Island in Lawrence i think
 

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If you don't like your current doc check out Dr Rotman.. has an office on Lexington in Manhattan and an office on Long Island in Lawrence i think
Thanks for the referral! I’ll definitely look him up after trying out the cream/gel. Only reason I wanted an alternative is because I have a 11 month old and read that you have to be extremely cautious.
 

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Exactly why I said no to gels/cream right off the bat
I just found Dr. Rotman on google. Thanks again for the info! My Dr said I didn’t have to worry because it dries up in an hour and shouldn’t be an issue. That response didn’t make me feel any better.
 

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Meanwhile Dr Rotman told me there's a transfer risk for a few hours so IDK.. I didn't even want to deal with it
 
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I just found Dr. Rotman on google. Thanks again for the info! My Dr said I didn’t have to worry because it dries up in an hour and shouldn’t be an issue. That response didn’t make me feel any better.
If you start sweating enough you can transfer the gel from the application site since absorption isn't 100%. There's a warning about showering before skin to skin contact.

I used it for about a month but didn't absorb it enough.
 

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If you start sweating enough you can transfer the gel from the application site since absorption isn't 100%. There's a warning about showering before skin to skin contact.

I used it for about a month but didn't absorb it enough.
The cream/gel sounds like too much maintenance and more risk to the family for something that doesn’t even absorb well. Thank you guys for all the help and advice, really appreciate it.
 

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So after talking to you guys I called up my current Dr. and told him that I really would like the injections because the gel/creams are too risky. I got a call from the pharmacy telling me my Test Cyp will be ready for pick up today. I wanted to thank you guys for your insight and advice but more importantly my daughter and wife thanks you!
 

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So after talking to you guys I called up my current Dr. and told him that I really would like the injections because the gel/creams are too risky. I got a call from the pharmacy telling me my Test Cyp will be ready for pick up today. I wanted to thank you guys for your insight and advice but more importantly my daughter and wife thanks you!
You can’t go wrong with injections. I’ve used the gel and it’s not worth it.
 

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So after talking to you guys I called up my current Dr. and told him that I really would like the injections because the gel/creams are too risky. I got a call from the pharmacy telling me my Test Cyp will be ready for pick up today. I wanted to thank you guys for your insight and advice but more importantly my daughter and wife thanks you!
You can’t go wrong with injections. I’ve used the gel and it’s not worth it.
 

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