I think this approach is fine. I must say having been doing this for years, treating hundreds and thousands of men I have been underwhelmed with the results with topicals. Injections can cause peaks and valley and I have many younger men inject twice a week that smooths out the peaks and valleys. I think it is appropriate to follow the advice of your primary doctor and endocrinologist. I have just seen too many men spend months or years with gels with sub optimal results. Many men are diagnosed with depression and are not really depressed (I have no idea if this applies to you), but the presumed depression is base dupon low T.
My recommendation would be to pursue this but if a few months pass and results are modest consider another approach. Pellets are one approach to have smooth levels of T and are placed every 4 months.
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.
Most men will be given one of three types of common therapy but each type, although unique in application form will carry with it the same hormone, testosterone. The most common types of testosterone replacement therapy include either injectable or transdermal application. Injectable testosterone will prove to be the most potent, effective and efficient of all, while transdermal application will work it will not do so at the same level. There are two common forms of transdermal applications, gels known as AndroGel and patches known as AndroDerm . All three forms of testosterone replacement therapy will increase testosterone levels but some men will find only the injectable forms to be powerful enough to bring their levels to where they truly need to be. In the end it is impossible to predict, transdermal application may be all you ever need but you will find there is often a phase of trial and error to determine what is best for you.