I am a 50yo male and began Axiron 30 days ago. It did take 3 doctors to get prescribed. Third was the charm. My initial total and free levels were 374 (range: 250 - 1100, quest) and 63.4 (range: 35.0 - 155.0, quest). I am a pretty fit guy at about 12% body fat, but for the last year or two I have had decreasing energy, a complete drop off in libido, and decline in general feeling of wellness. Also body fat % has been climbing no matter what I do with diet or in the gym. My GP ordered the first blood work which are the numbers above. He said I'm in the normal range (bla, bla, bla) nothing he can do. He then sent me to an endo who said basically the same thing even after asking me about all of my symptoms (that obviously he could care less about). Tried a third doctor who gets it! He said "well, you are in the normal range but at the very low end of normal. Based on your symptoms, I see no reason we can't try you on a trial period of TRT (test replacement therapy). I explained I have a 3 year old daughter running around at home so he recommended Axiron (applied under the armpits).
So here we are now 30 days later after 60mg/day (1 pump each arm) with my follow up blood work.
My numbers went DOWN! What???
My total is now 310 and my free is below normal range at 4.01 (different lab with different range and units from quest 4.25 - 30.37). I am perplexed and I don't see my doctor for another week.
I am here wondering if anybody has experienced something like this or can offer an explanation.
Many thanks in advance.