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 ?
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. )
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.
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.
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.
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.