I hear you brother. I’m beyond frustrated with my provider, and my PA-c. I think he’s got his head up his ass big time. I feel like I’m the only smart one in the room when I communicate with him about many things, and he makes an estimated 100k~ per year. What a joke!
It’s not just him either. I’m absolutely certain I could go to handfuls of other docs and/or practices and get told the same nonsense about the same stuff (testosterone level, iron ferritin level, whats normal, what’s ok, etc).
I honestly think finding a good doctor is far and few between these days mainly because of how the mainstream medical system is set up. A good holistic health practitioner in my area (an hour away) will set you back about 400-600+ a visit. The mainstream medical system will accept my insurance, can do blood work, write scrips for basic stuff, where as a good holistic health practitioner cannot do any of them things.
I’ve been dealing with some other stuff over the last several years that’s likely been dragging me down to. I may seem ok on here for the most part as I don’t air my personal laundry on the open forum, but intermittent chronic stress and/or depression “could be” playing a role in my issues as well, or compounding the problem.
Tack on a high iron ferritin level, abusing my body at times with poor eating habits, and tobacco, I do believe my issues aren’t completely a direct result of vasectomy only, but can’t prove it at this time.
I’ve made some changes to many aspects of my life, and lifestyle over the last several weeks, and will see where that path takes my body over time.
Ultimately, I’m still a believer that low testosterone levels post vasectomy will vary man to man, and time frames regarding the same will vary as well.
Oh yea, in regard to the practice I’ve been going to, for a man to be prescribed TRT, one must test lower than I believe 300. Not only that, it’s a three step process to get treatment. You are required to sign a contract, submit to regular drug testing, and wear an electronic monitoring device. I was like, wth? I’ve never heard anything like this. Granted, I don’t use recreational drugs other than cannabis on occasion, so the drug testing isn’t a big hurdle. But seriously? You’d think they were prescribing me heroin with all that nonsense.
Like I mentioned previously, TRT is my last resort because of its inherent risks which pretty much everyone I’ve spoken within mainstream medicine and holistic medicine seem to agree with.