BHRT therapy. Your experiences.

    I am seriously considering BHRT therapy. I’ve made some inquiries, there is an MD in my town that specializes in the process.  According to  my math, initial cost will be  in the neighborhood,of a grand, including urinalysis, blood work and  sit down with the doc.  I will be evaluated for all applicable hormones, not just testosterone, that could affect my energy levels, cognitive functions, and the general aging process.

    Other medical professionals I have talked with in my area are not familiar with this process.

    So, those of you who have experience with the process, is that about the cost you had, was the process worth the expense and effort, or is this just another rip-off ?

    Queen bed Asked on September 25, 2019 in Male Testosterone Issues .
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      Wow, that seems expensive to me. I was thinking my husband’s initial was closer to $500, but I can’t say for sure since it’s been a couple of years. But he did not have a urinalysis. And then the monthly averages was around $120 (follow up bloodwork, dr. appr, meds and supplies. )

      Under the stars Answered on September 25, 2019.
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        That seems a little steep to me, but insurance paid for most of mine years ago, so I’m not sure what the going rate is.

        If you use Defy Medical, which several people on TMB do, the initial lab work is $500, and I think each time you get evaluated by them it’s another $250.

        California King Answered on September 25, 2019.
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          Been with Defy for several years. The initial lab work AND consult  with Dr. Saya MAY total $500.  Testosterone is $68 for 5 mg bottle. Lasts about 3 months for me. HCG is about the same. I also do DHEA/Pregnenolone combo. I have been getting it through Empower and they charge too much. About 90 cents each. It’s non script do you can buy it cheaper over the counter.

          Blood work cost me about $270 twice a a year. Follow-up consult with Nurse Jill is $90.

          $1000 is a rip-off. I’d call Defy. I have yet to see one unsatisfied patient with them.

          If you care to, please PM me and I will give you my name as the one who recommended you. It would help me to get a $25 discount if you choose to go with them.  Thanks.

          Queen bed Answered on September 25, 2019.
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            All of this makes me exceptionally thankful for the NHS which is free at the point of delivery in the UK, despite its failings.

            Twin bed Answered on September 29, 2019.
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              My cost was next to nothing.  Just added “T” to the annual blood work on physical.  A self administered Test shot is 12-15 bucks a month.

              The pellet implants are better at an even dose over a longer time, but much more expensive. The cycle of a shot has not bothered me. So much better price.

               

               

              Twin bed Answered on September 29, 2019.

              Shoot twice a week and there will be virtually no fluctuation.

              on October 1, 2019.
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                I see a local bHRT specialist.  The first appt was about $250.  Followup visits  are $110. I see him every 6 months, but he only requires yearly visits.

                I order the labs myself from LifeExtension,com.  A basic male panel is around $80.  A CBC is around $25.  The doctor will probably want some thyroid panels as well.

                The  medicine (testosterone, anastrazole, and thyroid) is around $25 per month.

                What symptoms lead you to believe you need bHRT?  How old are you? You could order the basic male panel or even just testosterone on your own to see if you are low.

                Queen bed Answered on October 1, 2019.

                My mental processes seem to be getting duller, I occasionally struggle to muster up energy to do things I previously enjoyed and am experiencing some ED and loss of libido.

                I’m 65, so all this can be possibly explained by my age, better diet and by getting more rest, but I am also considering hormone therapy as a possibility.

                MrE, you must be satisfied with your results if you are contiuning, right ?  What were your symptoms and have you seen much improvement ?

                Thanks for the info I will definitely investigate.

                on October 1, 2019.

                I am in my early 60s.  I suddenly experienced ED in my early 50s.  I stupidly thought it would resolve itself, but my wife finally stepped in and dragged me to a bHRT doctor.  The ED went away, I lost about 1/8 of my body weight, I slept better, had more energy, and hardly ever get sick. I compete in athletic events, something I would have had no interest in before.  And it improved my vision.  The whole female population, especially my wife, look a LOT better 😆 Not that they didn’t look good before.

                It’s not like I’m 18 again.  I still have occasional misfires.  But doing it every day or two is absolutely no problem. We will frequently do it at night and again the next morning. So yeah, I am very satisfied with the results!

                You look like a good candidate for it. I have never heard anything bad about Defy. I don’t use them, but it wouldn’t be a bad way to go.  I just really like my doctor and the one I had before him.  If you want to look locally, go to http://a4m.com and click on Directory/

                on October 3, 2019.
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