I'm 55 with clinically low free testosterone (hypogonadism) and a bunch of symptoms. I started on Androderm (2x2.5mg patches per day) about a month ago. Initially felt an immediate and significant improvement. About a week later it disappeared and now I feel even worse than before I started. Is this something others have experienced? If so, does it last or is it a settling in problem?

I understand that HRT typically reduces your own testosterone production. Does anyone know, can this happen to the point of actually reducing overall testosterone levels? Is it permanent or reversible? I'm due to have new tests after three months of HRT. Based on experience, can anyone suggest if I should wait hoping for things to settle or get an earlier test?