« on: June 16, 2017, 07:35:20 pm »
Good thinking, on clearing out before Low T Man makes his appearance I agree with what other guys are saying here, about just paying cash, unless this is just a one time thing. But typically guys will get bloodwork every 6 months. So if his insurance is essentially requiring him to stop treatment every six months, that is not something I would want to go through.
But to answer your questions, it takes a full 6 weeks for the testosterone to build up fully (although most of that in crease is in the first 3 weeks). But 200 mg is a hefty dose. So that first injection may be enough to stop any serious symptoms, even if it will take a while longer before he is at 100%. (But everyone is different, so that is just a guess on my part.).
Thank you for the info Boxcar. And everyone who has replied.
I don't think the insurance would require him to stop every six months but you never know with those guys. I believe that it all just happened at the wrong time. If the insurance hadn't been brand new and wanting preauthorization I don't think it would have been a big deal. I assume the dr would have just adjusted the dosage and retested agian in six months and gone from there.
But to me it also appears that it would be much less headache to self pay for the testosterone and not let the insurance company dictate his health options anyway. And we already pay about 25 dollars a month for his Rx even when the insurance is supposedly covering it so the monetary difference is either negligible or would be cheaper out of our pocket in the long run anyway. And especially if I can find it even cheaper at a pharmacy that will dispense the 10ml vials.
Maybe we will just let the Dr handle it all without insurance interference and call it good.
Thanks again Guys it is always a pleasure and a learning experience in this forum.