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On Testopel - Frustrated
Apr 2, 2011

Background: 50 year old male. Noticed loss of libido/erections/ejac frequency. T levels consistently ~ 325 ng/dl. Was placed on Testim and didn't absorb - T levels stayed ~ 325 ng/dl

Switched Uro and had 10 pellets inserted on 12/30/10. Thought that libido/erections/ejacs improved and have noticed more bulk in my upper body and arms. I don't work out and gained 10 lbs after pellets. I'm about 5'11"" and weigh 185lbs. Also, not genetically hairy, but for me noticed that existing beard and body hair seemed to grow faster.

At day 78 my T level was 333. This is really messing me up as now that I'm thinking that I didn't absorb the T from the pellets. Could my body have depleted the pellet T at 78 days or am I not absorbing the T. Now second guessing that improvements were in my head.

Scheduled for next pellet insertion in a few days. WOndering if I should suggest increasing up to 12 pellets.

Realize this may sound inconsequential but I'm finding it disheartening.

Any candid thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated.



Response from Mr. Vergel


I hope you are not paying for them from your own pocket. Most doctors are charging over 1000 dollars for Testopel.

At 333 ng/dl on day 78, you definitely need more than 10 pellets. Some doctors calculate pellet number based on body surface area using body mass index and height.

Why are you not using a higher concentration compounded gel instead? you can get a 5 percent gel for $35 a month.


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