Again, a great question for your doctor!! Discuss this with them. One very good option is always simply not to do it. You are the best one to weigh the pros and cons that your doctor lays out for you and decide what is the right decision for you. One thing that people often fail to realize is that the normal range for testosterone is that – a NORMAL RANGE. That means that readings anywhere in that range are NORMAL. If you are on the “low side of normal” – that is NORMAL. Another thing to realize is that doctors to not treat test results, they treat symptoms. Just because your testosterone comes in at 200 does not necessarily mean you need TRT! See also the below question.
Hi mark I’m 25 I took finasteride for my balding when I was 21 but stopped after a year due to sexual and mental side effects anxiety, erectile dysfunction and my muscles turned flabby with my pecs going drooping. These side effects have lessened but are still with me. My testosterone was 17 when I came off the drug now it is staying at 31. My docs say I’m on the upper end of normal and won’t even consinder sending me to an endo and says it’s in my head because the drug has left my system by now. Infeel it is possible that my body’s natural test was above the normal range and am not functioning because of that. My doctor tells me it’s in my head but I know that my muscles shouldn’t droop like that. Tried gym nothing works. I don’t know what I should do it’s ruining my life.