Near daily headaches starting in the back of neck not eased by tablets, insomnia 2-3hrs sleep daily, increasing speech problems ie slurring/stumbling with finding the right words, short term memory problems, blurring vision, constant aches and pains, exhaustion....etc..
While there he did some blood tests which confirmed I have extremely low testosterone levels and extremely high cholesterol levels which he thinks are genetically inherited, he is putting me on medication for both..
What worries me is that he is ignoring most of my symptoms & wants to see if the testosterone replacement eases them before doing any further tests, is this the right approach?
He has NOT done a physical examination of any sort and is basing this all on blood results...Though I have low T I have no loss of body hair if anything I have developed new hair across my back & shoulders over the last year.
Im am 39years old and he wants to put me on Testogel, while I feel I need treatment I am worried that he is putting all my issues down to the Low T.... In all the information I have read it states that a prostate examination should take place before treatment but when I mentioned this to him he said its not necessary....
I really don't know what to do and am really uncertain about starting the treatment but feel I have no choice if I want to start feeling better...
Should I be seeing a specialist?
Thanks for any advice you can offer...
(I am 39 years old, 5ft 8ins tall and weigh 13 stone (have put weight on since spinal surgery a year ago)
your Dr must have blood test to decide to prescribe u and u seem to want to ignore that advice and help
why not start with what the professional offered before u decide u somehow have greater understanding
I certainly am not ignoring the doctors advice, I was asking a question only the medical leaflet and numerous websites discussing this subject all mention that a prostate examination MUST be carried out prior to treatment.
And as for saying that I have decided I have a "Greater understanding" !!! I was simply posting a question in an advice/support forum hoping to gather some information and nothing more.....
Since posting this message I have seen a specialist who performed a prostate exam and has advised that I do not commence with the testosterone treatment until a scan has been done as the prostate is enlarged and while he said a blood test is part of the process the examination its self is of vital importance, with this in mind I and my specialist are delighted that I didnt commence with the treatment at this time.
u may find that u r sent to the Urologist that way the Dr is off the hook for any possible problems from the Testosterone. takes more time and money all part of the Greatest Healthcare System in the World (sarcasm)
good luck I am sure u will be fine