I signed up for a medical study for Low testosterone. I'm 55 and it's 259 (i.e. I'm not 90 years old which is what a 90 year old would have)
What I find interesting is after being dosed (intranasal gel) after two days what I noticed was, "holy cow, I'm not exhausted and I'm awake". Now that was an odd revelation.
I had signed up for the study for my slowly sinking sex drive... and again I didn't know whether it was Low T or just being 55. (c'mon..I've never been my age before)
What I get in this study is intense follow up. Bone scan, blood work and yes the obligatory "fickle finger of fate" every six weeks to check my prostate. At some point I go in for 24 hour monitoring.. (uh this is a study after all)
But reading some other entries on "it took days to get relief", this has been quite a revelation. I don't know what options I have after this study is over but I will at least have solid blood work over time which may help my mildly clueless GP.
Oh they pay me too... is there a down side
(oh and below my waist is starting to wake up... all quite interesting)