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General Category => Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health => Topic started by: Zooka15 on August 04, 2017, 07:45:09 am

Title: POLL: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone & Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: Zooka15 on August 04, 2017, 07:45:09 am
If you prefer transdermals? Is they are reason why? Also if anyone was on transdermals , did they stop working after a period of time?
Title: Re: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone and Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: PeakT on August 04, 2017, 08:28:53 am
If you prefer transdermals? Is they are reason why? Also if anyone was on transdermals , did they stop working after a period of time?

It shouldn't stop working if your physician knows what he/she is doing, i.e. has the concentration high enough.
Title: Re: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone and Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: ghce on August 04, 2017, 09:11:56 am
I am into my 7th month of T cream and I am still seeing improvements especially to my sex life so I am well past the oft quoted 3 month honey moon period.

Whilst I am still not at pre low T days level I am slowly getting there. There have however been benefits in other areas of life that are much much better than pre low T days.
Title: Re: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone and Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: Cataceous on August 04, 2017, 09:25:07 am
I didn't do well with transdermal testosterone (Androgel 1.62); absorption was unreliable and DHT was going too high. A higher testosterone concentration and twice-daily applications would likely have solved the absorption problem but made DHT even higher.
Title: Re: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone and Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: Sean Mosher on August 04, 2017, 10:22:28 am
I did well for about 2 years, but then at the same dose that kept me in the 800's I started dropping fairly rapidly for whatever reason.
My first year though did excellent.
Am currently on twice per week injections.
Title: Re: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone and Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: Cooper on December 08, 2017, 07:55:37 am
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Title: Re: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone and Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: anton3196 on December 08, 2017, 10:26:05 am
shots
I hear a lot of guys saying that transdermals worked much better for them then shots but stopped working I wonder why... I don't like when I have honeymoon when I feel great but then feel worse then before trt I like it more when I feel better but I know its not gonna go away even if its only a bit better
Title: Re: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone and Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: Mindscape on December 08, 2017, 11:12:42 am
I only notice a difference from gels after accidentally use both Axiron and Androgel together one morning, I experienced a 8 hour honeymoon period where my energy and penile sensitivity were insanely high. When I got to work I was extremely tired and of all of a sudden had explosive energy and mood was incredible, I wonder if I'll ever feel like that again... 
Title: Re: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone and Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: Forty2 on December 08, 2017, 11:19:43 am
I am into my 7th month of T cream and I am still seeing improvements especially to my sex life so I am well past the oft quoted 3 month honey moon period.

Whilst I am still not at pre low T days level I am slowly getting there. There have however been benefits in other areas of life that are much much better than pre low T days.

ghce, your testosterone & DHT from your March blood test were extremely high. I'm surprised your doctor didn't tell you to reduce the dose. Are your numbers still that high?
Title: Re: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone and Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: Cataceous on December 08, 2017, 11:21:31 am
shots
I hear a lot of guys saying that transdermals worked much better for them then shots but stopped working I wonder why... I don't like when I have honeymoon when I feel great but then feel worse then before trt I like it more when I feel better but I know its not gonna go away even if its only a bit better

Absorption efficiency can drop pretty quickly with transdermals, especially with low-concentration gels, it seems. A possible explanation for the rest is the difference in DHT. With gel I had DHT go up by 50%, but testosterone tanked. On injections, and with healthy testosterone, my DHT recently tested just below range. The solution for some is injections with small amounts of testosterone cream on the scrotum.
Title: Re: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone and Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: ghce on December 08, 2017, 12:46:14 pm
I am into my 7th month of T cream and I am still seeing improvements especially to my sex life so I am well past the oft quoted 3 month honey moon period.

Whilst I am still not at pre low T days level I am slowly getting there. There have however been benefits in other areas of life that are much much better than pre low T days.

ghce, your testosterone & DHT from your March blood test were extremely high. I'm surprised your doctor didn't tell you to reduce the dose. Are your numbers still that high?

Yes thankfully my numbers are still at the top end or "over range" and yes my MD did try to reduce my dose to 1/5th with out any consultation whatsoever, so he has had his chance and I haven't gone back to him, the arrogance of the medical profession astounds me.
Title: Re: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone and Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: PeakT on December 09, 2017, 03:14:52 pm
Bump...
Title: Re: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone and Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: Forty2 on December 10, 2017, 04:26:51 am
I am into my 7th month of T cream and I am still seeing improvements especially to my sex life so I am well past the oft quoted 3 month honey moon period.

Whilst I am still not at pre low T days level I am slowly getting there. There have however been benefits in other areas of life that are much much better than pre low T days.

ghce, your testosterone & DHT from your March blood test were extremely high. I'm surprised your doctor didn't tell you to reduce the dose. Are your numbers still that high?

Yes thankfully my numbers are still at the top end or "over range" and yes my MD did try to reduce my dose to 1/5th with out any consultation whatsoever, so he has had his chance and I haven't gone back to him, the arrogance of the medical profession astounds me.

Which country are you in, ghce?
Title: Re: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone and Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: ghce on December 10, 2017, 01:06:22 pm
New Zealand
Title: Re: POLL: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone & Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: PeakT on December 12, 2017, 07:57:54 am
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Title: Re: POLL: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone & Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: Cooper on December 14, 2017, 06:29:18 am
Thought there would be more input on this one. I think all things being equal I prefer cream
Title: Re: POLL: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone & Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: PeakT on December 16, 2017, 05:04:21 pm
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Title: Re: POLL: Do You Prefer Transdermal Testosterone & Did It Ever Stop Working?
Post by: bdbeal82 on December 17, 2017, 11:39:20 am
I highly prefer transdermals over injections.  I have a much stronger libido and have fewer estradiol issues on transdermals.I've switched back and forth on multiple occasions.  I had a hard time getting compounded versions to work for me but Fortesta works like a charm.  I only need tw0 pumps (half the standard dose) applied on my inner forearms to maintain 1,200 levels.

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