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TooMuchBoob

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About 1.5 years ago I was tested and had fairly low T. I was put on Androgel and it worked for a while. After 6 months or so it stopped working and I found a urologist that was a big supporter of Clomid. After 3 months on Clomid my T went up to right in the middle of the normal range - I was quite pleased.

2 months later I was tested again and my T has gone to 1/2 what is was and is now approaching the level it was without treatment.

Any ideas as to why a T treatment would work for a while and then stop?

I find the Clomid results to be the most baffling since that drug merely prompts your body to produce more natural T.

TMB

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Offline Paa_Paw

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The hormones do not operate individually.  They all work together.   You change one and it alters the whole group.   Obviously, trying to balance them is a complicated matter.   When you start taking Testosterone in some form the body compensates by producing less and if it senses a surplus, it changes the surplus into Estrogen.
You should be seeing an Endocrinologist if you have a hormonal problem. 
My PSA is running high so I was referred to a Urologist.   I hold that Doctor is high regard, but I would not want him doing things that are outside his speciality. 
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TooMuchBoob

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I will look into finding an endo at the VA. The endo I saw about my gyno was like "Well, everything is within the normal range - there's nothing I can do". Diagnosed me with Tanner Stage 3 idiopathic gyno and sent me on my way. 

The normal range for T is 2xx - 8xx and mine was just over the low limit. I researched and found that low T is usually diagnosed when it's below 300 - which mine was and now is again.

The endo was next to useless - I'm hoping the VA has a decent one to go to.

TMB

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Hormone levels change depending on the stage of life.   The normal range is sometimes misleading as a result.  The normal range for PSA is 0 to 4.  But it goes up with age. Mine is 4.8, and might be troublesome except that I am 79 years old and for me, that is probably quite normal. 
The normal range for Testosterone might include males as old as 90 and if you are in your twenties you would not be happy with that.   There is also the other side of the equation.   While usually thought of as the female hormone, men have Oestrogen too.  While there are normal limits established, they are not always meaningful unless you know the relationship of Testosterone to Oestrogen.    For example if your Testosterone level is in the low end of normal and your Oestrogen is in the high end of normal both are within normal but the relationship of the two favours the Oestrogen.    .  
All of this explains why the balancing of these hormones is a Medical speciality.

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I had a similar problem years ago my doctor recommended a herbal liver cleanse called Liver ND after two months with no increase in the amount of TRT my blood increased so much that I failed a drug tests at a weightlifting meet. It's available on the web p
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