Got my blood test levels back v.low test

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  1. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    My total test levels came back at 176 with free test being 5.6% giving me a free test level of 9.856. My doctor is going to give me a prescription for some gel to help bring my levels up. Anyone know how effective the gel is?
     
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    it's very effective at getting your lady friends horny. :cool:
     
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    Toxicity New Member

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    guess what time it is? HRT time!!!
     
  4. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    I just got the call from the doctor's nurse today and she said she was going to mail me a prescription for the gel. I just hope this stuff will put me at last in the middle of the pack of the normal range.
     
  5. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    Anyone?
     
  6. xSteveO

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    how much is the gel gonna cost you? I've been considering getting tested
     
  7. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    I'm not positive how much I'll need to apply so it's hard to say. I looked on my prescription coverage through my insurance company and using 1 tube of gel per month would cost $18 for a 3 month supply.
     
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    how much was the test ?
     
  9. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    I had to go for an initial checkup and the copay was $30 and went back the next day to get the blood test done which was another $30 copay. The test itself was covered by my insurance so I was only responsible for the $30 copay for the office visits.
     
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    I've heard the gel sucks due to a number of reasons...see if he will prescribe you test...
     
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    Dude my test level was in the 160s. I'm planning a road trip to see a specialist. Since you live close, you might wanna ride with me. Seriously, learn more about it before you start slapping Androgel on.
     
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    Read thisl link i am posting below....several times over. Also go ahead and join that forum and read until your eyes bleed. Local family docs are not trained enough to be competent in doing testosterone replacement therapy. I told my local doc that I would rather see a specialist after he prescribed me Androgel, and he was actually relieved because he knew he was in over his head.

    You need further testing to determine if you are suffering from primary or secondary hypogonadism....or if your problems are actually renal or thyroid instead. You will also need your prolactin levels checked to make sure you don't have a tumor (it is a benign, harmless tumor, but one that causes hyperprolactinemia.....which lowers your test)

    If you start the gel before you get all these other things checked, it will make an actual dianosis VERY DIFFICULT, if not impossible to obtain.

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/male-anti-aging/47857-trt-recipe-success.html

    Dr. Crisler is in Lansing Michigan. It will be a 12 drive from here in SC. I was diagnosed with low test a couple weeks ago
     
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    Free blood tests in Canada FTW.
     
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    androgel eh?
     
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    I got mine tested awhile back when I decided to jump on the F&N bandwagon :rolleyes:. There was a test that was more accurate but would cost an extra 50.I opted for the free one. Too spoiled to pay. Anyway it said I was on the low side... but to be honest, there was no other symptoms to indicate so. In my mind at least. I'm reluctant to get any type of HRT right now for that matter so I probably won't get tested for the next few years unless there is overwhelming symptoms leading me to believe low test levels.
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    Have you not found any doctors in SC that are as knowledgeable as Dr. Crisler? I actually don't have any vacation days left until the end of February next year.
     
  17. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    I'm not sure how familiar he is with this stuff. Maybe I'll see if he knows anybody that would have more experience with it.
     
  18. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    i got my tested too. its like 768 or something. but my thyroid...
     
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    Apparently if you get a rash at the application site, you can get perscribed injectable HRT.
     
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    Meh, I get tested almost every year for screening purposes. It's better to see the problem before it becomes symptomatic since it usually makes the treatment easier and more successful when there's a problem.
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    my doc wouldnt test me because i have no symptoms :o
     
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    So they just put me on Inj Depotestosterone. Thoughts on this stuff?
     
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    yeah yeah come back to lansing kevin:x:
     
  24. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    :cool:I'm going to try and find a doctor around here that specializes in this shit. I wouldn't mind going to the doctor in Lansing, but I have zero vacations days left and also I would have to go someplace close for follow up tests anyway so it seems better to find someone around here to go to.
     
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    sick days ftw
     
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