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It might be interesting to run tests to find out your level of SHBG, LH and FSH.

Testosterone is needed to maintain muscle mass, good bones, coronary health and libido. From my experience and experience of others, libido isn't needed for sex if there is other stimulus and aggressive intent.

All the above are dependent on biologically available, free testosterone. SHBG (Sexual Hormone Binding Globulin) binds with testosterone so it is not available biologically. At the advice of an endocrinologist, I am taking 12 mg of boron per day to suppress SHBG and increase free testosterone.

The chemicals LH (leuteiniizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) tell our bodies to produce testosterone. I believe they are produced by the pituitary gland so would depend on the health of the gland. I have quite a bit of the LH and FSH so it will be interesting to see whether 76 year old testicles are up to task.
 

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I am some idiot on the internet.
I am just helping based upon my experience.
Mileage will vary.
Please, please, please talk to a doctor!



With TRT I was able to get my level to 300 (400 while power lifting). My urologist is happy with these numbers. I'm happy enough too.
I think I'm getting to a point where I will need a tuning of the amount I intake.

Make sure you give your cancer a kick in the pills.
Testosterone in the 300-400 range would be ok if you are approaching 80 years old. I inject once a week and my levels are about 700.

My urologist checked for prostate cancer before starting me on treatment. He said Testosterone injections in a person who has prostate cancer is like throwing gasoline on a fire.

With Testosterone replacement, changes are gradual. For people just starting, give it a year to see real results. I have lost 22lbs, horny like I am 20, much more confident, sweat less, and just feel overall stronger. Just messing around with guys at work when its slow, I can punch and snap pallet boards with my fist. Two years ago, no way lol.
 

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Still on the low end.

I don't produce Testosterone anymore.
So if you look at it from a standpoint of zero produced, it's pretty good.
All my symptoms are resolved except libido. I don't think I have enough.
But I have to be realistic. When I was younger, sex 4,5,6 times a day (or the want to have) was the norm.
I think once or twice a day is acceptable for someone in their late 50's.
I do need to get it tuned a bit more as I would like it a bit higher. Perhaps 400 to 500 range.
My urologist and another Dr that started me on HRT. Said they like to see men around 1100...it is where they feel best. I was taking 1cc weekly, my urologist had me do .55 2x week. I can tell a difference, there is not tiredness lag a day or two before the shot now.

Just lowered to .5 and go back in 2 months to recheck blood. T level was at 1500 in Dec. and he said, "Yeah we are gonna back down a little, you body is really taking the HRT well" my free test was also over max. He was impressed as he is very fit/body building, is about 5-7 yrs younger and my #s were better than his. I also take boron and D3 daily to help with that.
 

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I've been on TRT for over 10 years now.

I use gel. I know from experience when a new company starts supplying the gel, sometimes the affect isn't as effective as what the claims are.
I find this with the generics that come out of China. No big deal. I get tested, doc makes a change in strength, and I tell the pharmacist no more generic until they change the supply company.

Remember, it's not the destination. It's the journey.
I was on gel for a bit, only got me to 400 range and it was not enough. Dr said some absorb better than others. I had to go to injections.
 

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My urologist and another Dr that started me on HRT. Said they like to see men around 1100...it is where they feel best. I was taking 1cc weekly, my urologist had me do .55 2x week. I can tell a difference, there is not tiredness lag a day or two before the shot now.

Just lowered to .5 and go back in 2 months to recheck blood. T level was at 1500 in Dec. and he said, "Yeah we are gonna back down a little, you body is really taking the HRT well" my free test was also over max. He was impressed as he is very fit/body building, is about 5-7 yrs younger and my #s were better than his. I also take boron and D3 daily to help with that.
Nothing wrong with being at 1100. You found a good doctor who knows how important testosterone is to a male.

At that dose, just watch your red blood cell count. I was advised people on testosterone who experience chest tightness, and shortness of breath often have high red blood cell count. Donate blood once every six weeks, stay hydrated, or slighty reduce dosage. If that doesn't help, then we will look into medications.

But I tell ya, living with low testosterone is something no man should have to live with.... I feel like low testosterone has led to so many marriages falling apart. Guys just assume I am 40, will never have energy again, and will have to live with a limp taco sauce injector stick
 
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