Im 26 and used to mess around with AAS and I feel like I never recovered. Always tired, libido problems, alot of signs of low test.
I want to get tested and see if I need HRT but im not sure what the best way to go about it is.....trying to get insurance to cover it if possible.
Should I just go to a primary care doc first and get my blood tests to see what my test is? Will my insurance cover this test? Or should i go to a primary care doctor and get a referral to an endocrinologist or urologist? Or to a HRT doc?:confused:
1)First speak to your Primary care and ask for a blood test.That is not a problem and insurance NEVER balks at the test.
2) Based on results there are a few scenerios that could happen.
-your levels are within normal range and that is that.
- you are low and your doctor treats you himself
-he referrs you to an endocrinologist who may do more testing or just starts a treatment plan which may include trying to get your body producing test again.
Being 26 is going to make most docs hesitant and possibly try to figure out why you are low(which a good doc should do).
They are taught 30 is usually the age of real decline in levels of hypogonadal men.
I will tell you up front this could be a long process,but be persistent and vocal.In time you will get it all ironed out.But it takes some time.
Don't be surprised at all if you do get treatment and it is low dose gel as that is being taught and considered first line of treatment in this day.
Insurance coverage is different from plan to plan.For example mine covered $ 600.00 a month testim gel but denied $54.00 a month cypionate injections.But that is not a problem as you can find it cheap with your script with a walgreens drug plan or costco or Sams or some compounding pharmacies.
The most important part of HRT is you are legal and getting the neccassary bloodwork to stay healthy.
Last if you get nowhere with all this you may need to contact an HRT clinic which is still legal and will treat you for a hefty price(they do not accept insurance,some give you paperwork to file yourself) until you can get this treatment from your own physician.
I have been on HRT for awhile as well as a lot of others on here.So if you have anymore questions just let us know.