What I am concerned about is the fact that my total testosterone falls in the stated range ( 381) but my free testosterone is only 55. This is still within range but barely. I have lost height, muscle strength.and getting up and down took great effort. I was always tired and did not want to do anything but sit in my chair. I could not achieve an erection without levitra. I fear my family doc will look at the numbers and state I don't need the drug. Androderm has given me my life back and if my Doctor says no I fear that I will fall into depression. What should I do? I would prefer to have just a few quality years left in life with the help of Androderm than have more years sitting in my chair than carted off to a nursing home.,
If your numbers were low and the Dr started you on Androderm and now your numbers are better, it is because of the medicine. It is doing it's job! He wont take you off of it because the medicine is working! They do the follow up blood work to be sure that you are within the normal range or not, to see if they need to adjust the dose or whatever. Dont worry, the result shows the medicine is working. It is just like with diabetes and insulin, for example. When a person is diabetic and they start insulin, then their blood sugars are normal, they dont discontinue the insulin-they keep using it because it is working. Stop stressing yourself so much!
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