Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cost of my Testosterone prescription


It so happens I pay $220 for a 3-month supply. Not bad at all. This is not a discounted price, it's a sensible price for compounded T with lipoderm. Good deal.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lipoderm/Testosterone - A Downside

My doctor determined that I now exhibit Male-Pattern-Baldness and can expect to lose all my hair on top. He is correct I am sure. If I had not gone on Testosterone I would not be in this boat. Still, I'm not going off the T. Don't pity me.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Math Is Hard

I found a school notebook in a dumpster in my building. This page from the notebook convinces me that math is not difficult - being a young man is difficult.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

More Lipoderm/Testosterone

This is almost trivial, but I have found that I can apply the lipo to the back of my left hand, and rub it into the crook of my right knee, and vice versa. I don't wash the back of my hand afterwards, and am careful to not touch anything with the back of that hand. The uptake seems faster this way as compared to the shoulder, and is as fast as when applied to the inside of the elbow. A bath does no harm 12 hours later as all the T is absorbed, practically speaking. I meet new people and they think themselves older than myself, even though they are younger. A co-worker didn't believe my account of military service as he thought me too young for it to be true. This is a wonderful jam to be in. I haven't met a man of my age who has my energy and enthusiasm. If you are man of 50+ I think your should get aboard. Go to your Doctor.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lipoderm/Testosterone

One year later I am at a great weight - 204 pounds on a 6 foot frame - and Lipo/T got me there. I am on a stair-climber every day and lift weights also. I am applying the cream in a new way. I deposit the dose onto the back of my hand and rub it into the inside of the opposite upper-arm. I don't wash the back of my hand afterwards, and am careful to not touch anything with the back of that hand. This way there is no waste. They say thinner skin absorbs faster. Could be.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Androgel: Getting past Blue Cross - Blue Shield

I met my new physician and he informed me that BC-BS will cover a prescription for Androgel if you jump through enough hoops. You could do this. Several timed blood tests will be needed.

I like Androgel because I believe the uptake is faster than Lipoderm/Testosterone. I dislike Androgel because of the too-high price. I don't know what sort of discount BC-BS gets from Abbott Laboratories for Androgel but I think it must be small. I don't want Abbott Laboratories plundering myself OR BC-BS.

Lipoderm/Testosterone hits me around 10AM or so, even as Androgel got me going around 9AM. I can live with this just fine.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Axiron!

I'm just back from my checkup and my doctor gave me a sample Axiron pump. It is a liquid and not a gel like Androgel. There is a peculiar applicator that comes with, and it works, but you might need some practice so as to not spill. You apply it to your armpit area and not your upper arm.

It appears to be a fine substitute for Androgel, and you might like it because it retails for something like two-thirds the price. They also have a $25-$75 per month plan that is certainly attractive. Be warned, though, that this special pricing is only for one year.

I also received my new prescription with a larger daily dose of testosterone in Lipoderm. I'll be getting 100mg per day of testosterone instead of 75, and this might turn out to be just right for me.

Many of my co-workers are in their fifties, like myself. About half of the older men are growing a little heavier every year and this is grim. This is expected, and natural, but who wants this kind of natural?

I've been losing about 9 pounds each year without really trying, and should reach my ideal weight in 2014 or 2015.