1. F

    Have You Tried Any Commercial Transdermal Testosterone Product?

    For reasons described here, I would like to gather information on who is using one of the commercial transdermal products. Please post feedback on your experience (successes or failures).
  2. bennettjc

    My Personal Account Of My Becoming A Member of The "TRT Community."

    A TRT Community Member’s Typical, but Difficult Journey
  3. G

    Androgel vs compounded cream

    I was wondering if androgel sustains levels of t longer than compounded creams. Why Do androgel and generics use gels instead of a cream base? Is there some scientific Evidence out there that say gels are slower release and more effective than creams? I’m not talking about scrotal application...
  4. C


    Anyone use Androgel anymore?
  5. K

    A Med that Boosts Dopamine that in Turn Boosts Libido?

    After taking it for less than 2 weeks, I've given up TRT androgel testosterone therapy since hair loss is a symptom I cannot risk possessing. Recently I read an article about a med that docs prescribe to boost dopamine levels in the brain that in turn boosts libido. Sadly I can't find this...
  6. K

    Does TRT Cream Cause Hairloss??

    I was prescribed testosterone cream for low testosterone. My t level is at 280. The cream is androgel. Got 2 questions: 1) I've been on it for 2 weeks now. Does it cause hairloss? If so I''ll discontinue using it. 2) Although I've been on it for 2 weeks, for the first 3 - 4 days I noticed my...
  7. R

    DMSO Protocol for Test Gel

    Hi, I’m looking for advice on how to dose my test gel while using DMSO topically to increase absorption. I’m on a 1.62% gel that amounts to 16.1 mg a day or 113 mg of test a week. In theory if I use DMSO to help absorption I can cut down my daily dose of gel as I understand, as you apparently...
  8. K

    TestoGel / Creams etc: how long can you keep a stable serum level?

    I was wondering - Gels etc. have very short half-lives, usually a few hours from what I've read in studies like this one. Would that mean - if I go on a business trip abroad for a few days and happen to forget my gel, I'm in for a miserable experience because after 24-48 hours, stuff has...
  9. N

    Is double Androgel a stout dose?

    Had to get back on the TRT train because I felt like I was dying. It's been like pulling teeth to find a doctor who cared enough to help. I finally found one, who put me on Androgel, 1 pump to each shoulder. We just check bloodwork after 6 weeks, so he could check my levels. I was...
  10. K

    Androgel / Testogel / Tostran etc - how can they even work?

    Hi guys without wanting to get into the gels vs. injectables discussion - plenty of threads on that here - there's one thing I don't understand. A typical injection protocol seems to be around 100mg / week. (I assume people mean "effective dose" when they talk about it?) For gels, it seems...
  11. J

    AbbieVie to Pay Millions in Fines over AndroGel

    AbbieVie has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $448 million dollars for filing phony lawsuits to delay the introduction of generic equivalents of AndroGel to the market, thus illegally maintaining its monopoly. The FTC press release says:
  12. keithc2485

    does spraying alcohol on application site after drying help absorbtion ?

    for androgel after it dries does anyone know if it would make a difference to spray the area with alcohol and get all the dried glaze wet again ? it crossed my mind, has n e one done this b4? if so let me know your thoughts thanks :cool: Scruffy
  13. Nelson Vergel

    Learn Quickly About Testosterone Deficiency and Its Treatments

    I hope you enjoy this part 1. Yes, it is almost 2 hours long but I concentrated everything I know so that you do not have to read for hours.
  14. keithc2485

    can i apply my androgel 1% in the PM some days?

    hello. with summer coming it may be hard some days to apply and shower in enough time for a day at a pool or beach... would it mess my cycle up if say 2 or 3 days out of the week I applied it say 5 or 6pm? but the rest of the days in the AM ?? any feedback would be great. thank u...
  15. keithc2485

    what is the amount of time needed to fully get all ur gel into the skin b4 showering? and PM apply ?

    :cool::confused::oQuestion about time for androgel 1% to set in..... is 5 hours enough time to leave on? then moisturize 1 hour after applying.. then shower at 5 hours? or should it be left on longer if possible ? with summer coming, its going to be hard during the day to have it on and go to...
  16. keithc2485

    does anyone know of a good TRT doc IN NNJ area?

    i have struggled to find a smart enough dr. to not just prescribe me the the drug. i need guidance and monitoring , and no dr I can find knows a damn thing ....if anyone knows anybody in the NNJ area. that would be great....thank you
  17. H

    results after change androgel to nebido

    Hi guys: Well i´m a 38 years guy, hiv +, with hypothyroidism, phyisically active, last year i began with trt ´cause long time with sexual issues(ed, delayed orgasms, low libido). I under an andrologist supervision who, last year i was on androgel, cialis dialy 5 mg, and a complex...
  18. H

    HIV hypothyroidism and TRT

    Hi guys: Some days ago i post a thread in other section only with two answers that didnt helped me much, i´m confused and desperate,i´m from Bogotá Colombia, i´m a 37 years old hiv positive guy with hypothyroidism being treated with levothyroxyne 50 mcg, my HIV meds are lamivudine/zidovudine...
  19. H

    HIV guy on TRT

    Hi Guys: I´m new here, i´m a 37 years old, seven years since my diagnostic since then i have been suffering low libido and erectyle dysfunction, all this years my sexual life has been a disaster :( , only until this year after private consulting with an andrologist i´m on trt(before i was...
  20. S

    Lab work - Androgel 1.62% - E2 Low - FOG!

    Hello - I am a 59 year old male and have applied 2 pumps of Androgel every morning for the last 3+ years. For the most part I've had good energy, strength, endurance & libido. I hit the gym 5 or 6 days per week for 1 - 1 1/2 hours and lift heavy (enjoying every minute). And then came last week...
  21. R

    On Androgel - Looking for Guidance

    So I asked for blood tests after being on a bodybuilding forum and reading lots about lack of energy in relation to low testosterone. I had low libido. very poor energy to the point of being fatigued ! lack of motivation. hard to get and maintain erections. feeling low and social anxiety ! here...
  22. L

    Axiron or Androgel: Any Differences?

    Hello I am new to this site. Has anyone found axiron or androgel better, is there a difference. How high does your testoserone go? Thanks
  23. N

    Primary Hypo, TRT for 7 years, Good T, Low Free T

    Hi all, Please bear with me as I have a story to share and a number of questions. I'm 29 years old, about 6'1 215 20-22% BF, and been on TRT for over 7 years. I was diagnosed as primary with low testosterone (270 ng/dl), very high LH and FSH, small testicle volume (< kidney bean size), and...
  24. Nelson Vergel

    Video: Testosterone Replacement Options

    In theory testosterone replacement should approximate the body's own natural production of the hormone. The average male produces 4 to 7 mg of testosterone a day with plasma levels in early morning and lower levels in the evening. Women produce around a 12th of those rates. Testosterone...
  25. S

    New Guy Transitioning from Androgel to Injections

    Hi I'm Striker I am 28 Years Old Male and have been on Testosterone replacement since being diagnosed with KlineFelters Syndrome since 2005, 10 years already. This is the first time joining a forum about health/testosterone. I have been using Androgel for over 10 years started with packets (1...
  26. Nelson Vergel

    Patient satisfaction with testosterone replacement therapies: the reasons behind the choices.

    Another great study from Dr Kovac and Dr Lipshultz. Patient satisfaction with testosterone replacement therapies: the reasons behind the choices. Kovac JR, et al. J Sex Med. 2014 Feb;11(2):553-62. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12369. Epub 2013 Nov 6. Abstract INTRODUCTION: Testosterone replacement...
  27. H

    Androgel & DMSO

    Does anyone have any experience using DMSO with Androgel to improve absorption? I've read three or four threads on t-nation and related forums discussing DMSO's ability as a transport agent to dramatically increase absorption rates. Anecdotally, some posters claim they've gotten their total T...
  28. J

    Newly Diagnosed .Is AndroGel 1.62% and or Thymomodulin safe for me to use

    PLEASE HELP...I'm newly diagnosed, just had my first doctors visit and dont understand the Lab work yet. So hopefully this make sense. Long story short. I exercise/lift frequently approx 4 times per week and maintained a noticeably muscular body. Over a period of about a month I noticed...
  29. Nelson Vergel

    Androgel Vs Androxal Testosterone Study Recruiting in Houston

    This study is run by Dr Larry Lipshultz' team in Houston. Dr Lipshultz is one of the top urologists and testosterone replacement experts in the United States. All medications and blood work will be provided. Compensation for study participation will be given. Everyone will receive treatment...
  30. Nelson Vergel

    Financial Assistance for Testosterone (injections,Androgel, Testim, Fortesta, Axiron)

    I hope this information helps some of you who may be needing financial assistance Patient Assistance Programs Testosterone Cypionate: testosterone cypionate (Depo Testosterone) testosterone...
  31. Nelson Vergel

    Testosterone Products: Oral, Transdermal, Injectable, and More

    From the book: Testosterone: A Man's Guide Testosterone Formulations In theory, testosterone replacement should approximate the body's own natural production of the hormone. The average male produces 4 to 7 mg of testosterone a day with higher plasma levels in the early morning and lower...