Thanks for posting this excellent research article. I felt the need to ask Dr Raheem at UCLH Andrology when I saw him on Wednesday if he would let me try Tostran again. I had explained the new job I had started in January was not a good fit for my health issues. It is a Consultancy position which required frequent travels to clients. Not good when you are experiencing hypogonadism symptoms.
I did in the end go back to work on Monday and through the course of the day decided I couldnt take being there a second longer and resigned. When I had seen Dr Raheem in January he saw I was depressed with the new job I had started. I have now gone back to tostran gel and will be on it for the next 3 months taking the 60mg starting dose daily and using this research article to guide Dr Raheem with any adjustments.
Though I don't have a job at the moment I feel good I left one I could not stand any longer. I usually last 2.5 years or more in a job. Longest is 12 years in my first job (the one I got testicular cancer in). Since then ben going from job to job From past experience of Tostran I had been applying it all over the place, arms, shoulders etc. Since starting back on it I feel okay though don't think I have been shut down yet .
I really am hoping I can see mid/normal T levels and that would be good enough for me.
I was getting very hairy forearms and sharp pains up my arm (veins) hence why I had stopped. Now will try to go the course of 30, 60 and 90 days to see what my levels will be but more importantly if my symptoms can improve. I am applying to inner thighs and front of thighs, though reluctant to apply on my abdomen because of visceral fat. I am trying intermittent fasting to trying to help. I have also started taking some zinc to help with aromatze as I had read it has AI effects
I know what Clomid and HCG is like and reminding myself how tostran is. I had experience good relief when I had used Testogel (1%) but was told by UCLH Andrology pharmacy that there is a manufacturing supply/issue when I had asked for that instead?
It sound strange but I feel I have to change between treatments still to get the right dose/treatment for me. I am more relaxed about the need to preserve fertility as at 44 and how i feel in myself I dont think kids now are an option in my life. Priority is to feel better