Sorry to hear you went thru it but am glad you're feeling better. I stayed off for about 6 months and just couldn't function (panic, etc). Sure enough, my Total T level was a whopping 180
. Went back on the Striant, 2x/day (day/night) and eventually settled back on just the once daily dose. I attribute my rise from the total t of 550 range to 700+range to getting my blood pressure under control (Benicar HCT). That's the only explanation for me as I'm not even using the usual dose of Sriant and I'm 500+ from my baseline. My old pharmacist did tell me that the buccal administration of a medicine is the most effective (%) form so that 30 mg by buccal was doing much better for me than 50 mg of gel. Still, I'd love to get way from t replacement and hoping to one day make it on my own again someday (either naturally or medically
. For now, Striant is the best option for me.