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Dave,

Thanks so much for posting! I have great respect for you and your knowledge and I'm glad you think I'm doing the right thing. Of course, my wife is right there with me wanting this resolved.:)

I was the one to request testing because of my ongoing symptoms, and real limited knowledge of opiates and T levels. Since my GP writes all my scripts he's the one who said yes to the testing. My first test came back a 66, and the follow-up a 78, so the problem is confirmed. He did give me a prescription for an AndroGel pump dispenser and you rub the contents on your skin. I'm very lucky to have this GP, as I've been going to this practice since 1964, and he picked right up when my previous GP retired. He's been really good to me and really listens. And he's the first to admit that as a GP he defers to the specialists on many occasions (e.g. my PM doc).

I want to know why I'm low and rule out tumors and such. I actually printed some posts from the Men's Health section and reviewed them with my GP. He was very interested and consented to more thorough testing. When the results come back I'll probably request a referral to an endocrinologist.

Dave - thanks again for posting.

steve
Hey Steve, Most likely they will do a MRI of your brain, The good thing is that ost P tumors are benign. The interesting thing about low T levels isn't just how they effect you performance wise "trying to be delicate" but the it really wasn't a performance issue, it was a labido issue. I just didn't care which is so out of caracter. Even meds like cialis or vuiagra are made to solve a vascular problem, they don't restore labido. I really felt the difference and literally felt like chest thumpin once my leevels were back to normal. As far as the numbers, 80 is low, I tested at 102 and 98 after 3 months of % mgs a day my numbers where mid 200. The endo actually has a chart for age and i'm sure there are plenmnty of 18 year olds pushing 1000 , but that's not normal for somoen over 35. I ask about an increase and had done some research about issues like prostate cancer, Hypogonadsim, etc etc and although risky, I felt so much better physically and mentally I ask about an increase and the Endo said I was right where I should be and the goal wasn't to create an artificial high especially do to the risk. I How it made me feel, I would have loved to double the dose, but again, we have to way the risk Vs the benefit.

Good luck and I hope you're feeligng better soon. Androgel works within weeks or days and the change quite remarkable.

Take care, Dave