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Bulldog1948

Switched to Andro Gel 1.62% today

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I saw my dr. yesterday and I asked him for a script for the new Anddogel 1.62%. I have used the injection for years and I decided it was time to take a break from the needle. I guess my behind was getting tired of being poked every 2 weeks. And, since I don't like needles to begin with, the thigh was out as I never could poke myself. Just call me Mr. Chicken lol.

The gel comes in a pump. The standard does is ** "pumps" dailey applied to the shoulders and or upper arm area that will be covered by a t-shirt. I knew last night that my body was wanting its T, but I decided to wait and see if my insurance was going to pay for the gel. Needless to say, my behind got a repreive and each of my shoulders got their new Gel.

Now, the price is not so great. The orginal price at my pharmacy was $333.00. OUCH!!!!!!! To me, that is hiway robbery. But, as long as my insurance covers it I will be able to get it. Now, I have to watch for any type of skin reaction. Never had one years ago when I used it. Back then, it came in individual packets and I think the cost was around $250.00.

Anyway, just thought I'd give a little update with the new Gel. If there is anything new to report, I will post it.

Mike

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The price sounds like it gives the wallet as much 'ouch' as the needles gave your butt!...but if it works out with the insurance then that's all cool.

I hope there's no reaction and the gel works out for you Mike.

Gabe

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I had a generic lotion made by a local compounding pharmacy, and it was a lot less than a comparable Androgel script. That might be an option if insurance decides it doesn't want to play ball.

After a month, I decided it wasn't worth the risk of transferring it to any of my 5 kids accidentally, but it was kind of nice to use.

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it sounds like you're using that testosterone gel I saw a commercial for on TV :P lol

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Yep, it's the one you see advertised on Tv. And, I'm doing just fine on it. Insurance does pay for it. I just got tired of the needle routine and decided to give my behind a break. lol.

Had a drs appt today and no problems with useing the Gel at all. The nice thing is that if I feel the need I can decrease my personrl dose. But, I would never increase the dose that my dr has perscribed for me.

I've never tried the compounded script. And, we're on great grandkids so I don't have to worry about them getting any on themselves.

Mike

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