Hi, I went to my primary doctor for a physical 2 weeks ago. A few days later he called me and said, your lab results were great except your Testosterone was 96. He had me make a appointment last Thursday and gave me a script for Testosterone injectable or cream. 400mg/2ML, every 2 weeks. I decided on the injection since it was $10 every 2 weeks, compared to cream that if I can find a compounding pharmacy would cost around $100+ a month. He really didn't explain much, just that my level was 96 and very low. I looked up typical low T symptoms and only ones I had were, headaches, hard to lose weight, tired, lack of motivation. I am 49, been at same job since 1992 working graveyards, so I attributed all those symptoms to working graveyard shift. I gave myself the injection in upper thigh 2ML, injected with #22 needle, was thick, but I took my time(first time I ever gave self a shot). So now wondering what to expect, been 5 days, I haven't noticed much, maybe a overall better mindset and caffeine seems to work better now. Not sure if I like injections, but heard it works faster and will at least do injections for 6+ months and then decide if cream is better to maintain levels. Is 200mg/ML x 2 enough every 2 weeks with a 96 level, Dr never stated what type it was, he just said he personally never seen it that low. My mother has been on low T gel for years, but very low dose.
The injection was horrible BUT the cream works great! I swore I hated the injection but figured I needed my energy back so I could fight my crazy fatigue and panic attacks stemming from fatigue so I tried the cream and yep that made the entire difference.
Definitely try the cream, although it's slower acting you get more control over how you feel versus the shot your stuck!
My doctor told me the shots are like a see saw. It goes up high at shot and goes lo by time for the next shot. Either way it will take some time for your system to adjust to the new levels, so do not expect immediate results.
Yoj testosterone level was very low. Normal levels are 300-1000 and different sources give numbers that are a little different. I have been on the androgel 90 days and after testing I am only at 196. We doubled the dose and I go back in 90 days. Some meds are not as effective for every one and I may hav to swit ch
So hang in there and do not get anxious.
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