Well, the new urologist was a joke. Did not have the injection as I was told and referred me back to my GP because he(urologist) only prescribes gels.
I made a new appointment with GP who prescribed 1mg injection of depo cypionate 200mg every two weeks. I was to fill prescription and bring it to appointment on 1/3/13 so I could be shown how to give injections.
I couldn't get local Walgreen's to fill prescription because my HMO (Blue Cross/Blue Shield of IL) would not approve the prescription without "pre-authorization" from my doctor. I finally had to convince Walgreen's to fill prescription and I would pay out of pocket ($25.00 only) and told them I would deal with insurance on my own.
Saw GP who said he sent all necessary paperwork to insurance for pre-auth and he had no idea why they wouldn't pay for injection. I asked GP if I could split dose and inject once a week. He told me no. He wanted to see how 2 weeks went first and ordered blood tests for two months. He said the goal was to get me in the 200's. When I told him the 200's is to low, he dismissed me and said, "Let's just see how this goes first." He gave me the injection in my left shoulder with a 23 gauge needle. I felt no different. I'm due for next injection on 1/17. We'll see how it goes.
Was just informed that insurance has denied my claim for injections. At this point it's not the money, it's the principle. One person said it was denied because my levels were not low enough. Haha!!! You've gotta be kindding me!!! When I said my T was 45, I was transferred to someone else who said I was denied because I have to try other methods first and she named Axiron, Androgel and Testim. I asked if the insurance company would rather pay $300+ a month instead of $50.00 a month. Boy that confused her and I never got a straight answer.
At this point, I am willing to pay out of pocket for the injections.
Boy, I'm frustrated!