Re: Testosterone Shots and Crashing. Help!
Welcome to the world of low T. Yes it sucks, but good news is if you get a good Doc and a good treatment plan you can feel better.....much better.
First based upon what you described you don't have a great Doc.
Reasons why I say this......
First no attempt to determine cause of why you have low T......exhaustive labs and a ultra sound of pituitary gland.....should have been done.....failure to do this is inexcusable
Second, androgel can work for some but almost everyone moves to shots eventually.
Once doc put you on T he should have had you on a monthly lab schedule until such time that he got your levels on a stable acceptable point. Typically 6-12 months.
He also should have let you know the issues that you would face starting. When you start you peak up in level....extra T plus natural T in system.....after about a month your natural T drops because your system shuts down (will for ever) and you will need additional T to make up difference.....that's where crash comes if you don't up injection level....monthly labs will show this.
Finally dosing.....shots every two weeks I.M. is old school. All modern docs will be prescribing Sub-Q shots multiple times per week at smaller doses. Plus they will add HCG shots, E control meds and other supplements. Failure to see this kind of treatment plan makes me question your plan and chance for sucess.
I would recommend finding a new Doc and looking for a plan that I describe.
Been there......done it..,,,and living it.