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Re: Topical Testosterone
Aug 14, 2012

I have tried Androgel 1% 50mg. My T level was around 450. Because of the cost of Androgel I switched to a compounded cream that I applied to the tops of my feet (one of the sites the pharmacy recommended) and I dropped to 255. I'm sure a rep from Axiron visited my doctor because she recommended Axiron and gave me a packet with a co-pay savings card. My T was up using Axiron for at least 6 weeks, then it dropped. Thank you again for all your help.

jeff

Re: Topical Testosterone Aug 13, 2012

Hi Nelson, The doctor ordered another test, now I'm at 331. The topical testosterone is Axiron. I'm using a new bottle, applying it the same everyday, no change with my other medications. The only difference was three days before the blood draw I showered in the late afternoon (about 9 hrs after applying Axiron) when I usually keep it on for 24 hrs. Can the skin become less absorbent? Thanks again!

jeff

Topical Testosterone Aug 11, 2012

Hi Nelson, Six weeks after starting a new topical testosterone treatment my T level was just above 600. Five months later it dropped to 255. I'm not doing anything different. Why did this happen and what can I do? Thank you.

Jeff

Response from Mr. Vergel

Something is not right. Either the product you are using is not good, you are not taking it every day, or you are taking a medication that lowers your testosterone.

Nelson

Response from Mr. Vergel

You are the third person this week that tells me their testosterone blood level is not increasing much after using Axiron. I will email the company about this since I think it is extremely strange that this is happening.

I wonder if absorption through the armpit area is compromised by deodorants or sweating.

Have you tried Androgel or a higher concentration compounded gel yet?

Nelson

Response from Mr. Vergel

You may want to try a higher concentration testosterone cream (compounding pharmacies can make them up to 10%) or 100-200 mg weekly injections instead. I use apsmeds.com. Their HIV rep's email is anthony@apsmeds.com

Also, have your estradiol and thyroid tested to ensure that they are no contributing to your poor response.

Nelson



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