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I have been on the compounded cream for 2 and 1/2 months at week 5 my total T was 798. I am wondering if the 798 included my natural production or if it was just all cream use.

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The only way to know is by getting your LH tested. If you look in my signature lines I was shut down on cream within 6 weeks.
Age:56, Height 6' 3" weight 92.5KG
2014 Androderm Patches
2014-2016 Andriol 160mg
June 2016 Clomid/Serophene 12.5mg EOD
September 2016 no TRT all natural and supplements for the time being
February 2017 Testosterone cream 100mg daily

Sept 2016
Testosterone   8.2 nmol/l   9-38
Free Testosterone   239 pmol/l   L   250-800
SHBG:  14    nmol/L   9-60
Free Androgen index   586   >400
Oestradiol    112   pmol/L    <190
LH    2.6 IU/L Adult male   2 - 9 IU/L
FSH  1.4 IU/L Adult male L2 - 12 IU/L

22 November
T 6.8  nmol/L ( 9-38 ) L

March 2017
Testosterone:   45.0  nmol/L ( 9-38 ) H ( 1,323 ng/dl )
Free Testosterone:   1512  pmol/L ( 250-800 ) H
SHBG:   17  nmol/L ( 9-60 )
Plasma IGF-1:   227 ug/L ( 55-198 ) H
Plasma cortisol:   434 nmol/L ( 0600-1000 hrs 170-500 nmol/L )
HbA1c:   36 mmol/mol ( 20-40 )
LH:   <0.1 IU/L
FSH:   0.1 IU/L
DHT Plasma Dihydrotestosterone:   7455   pmol/L ( 223 ng/dl ) 

Reference Range Adult males  1000-6000 pmol/L

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I have been on the compounded cream for 2 and 1/2 months at week 5 my total T was 798. I am wondering if the 798 included my natural production or if it was just all cream use.

I can tell you that it takes 3-4 months for my boys to start noticeably shrinking.  But testicular atrophy may be a laggy indicator of natural production falling...
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If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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I have been on the compounded cream for 2 and 1/2 months at week 5 my total T was 798. I am wondering if the 798 included my natural production or if it was just all cream use.

I can tell you that it takes 3-4 months for my boys to start noticeably shrinking.  But testicular atrophy may be a laggy indicator of natural production falling...

After 3 weeks injecting testosterone, my LH was near zero (which is when shrinkage seemed to start).  So shutdown was pretty fast for me.
Age: 36
178 lbs 5'8''

Current Treatment: 50 mg testosterone cypionate IM, twice a week
Low T Symptoms: Chronic pelvic pain, and other neuropathic pain.  Mild anxiety, low energy and low motivation
Meds: Amitriptyline (for pain, not depression), Clonidine (for sleep, not blood pressure)

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I have been on the compounded cream for 2 and 1/2 months at week 5 my total T was 798. I am wondering if the 798 included my natural production or if it was just all cream use.

I can tell you that it takes 3-4 months for my boys to start noticeably shrinking.  But testicular atrophy may be a laggy indicator of natural production falling...

Interesting!  Didn't know it shut down that fast.

After 3 weeks injecting testosterone, my LH was near zero (which is when shrinkage seemed to start).  So shutdown was pretty fast for me.
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program.aspx
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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