I also was on androgel and it did not work well enough for me..... it seemed to work pretty well most of the time but not all the time. I would have periods for weeks to months with no libido etc... Switched to shots and the results are mixed. I have never had my levels right though while on shots. Estradiol too high. I"m taking arimidex now (just started it) to see if that gets things right. Overall I prefer the shots. You can get to any T level you want. 500 is about the highest I could get on gel too and I don't think thats high enough.