I was a month into ADT before I realized that I had no baseline Testosterone number!I know the treatment is all about reducing T, but now that I'm considering vacation possibilities I think it would be helpful to know what my unadjusted level was.
I think it would be helpful, but honestly I'm not sure why yet.
The best I can come up with is that if my baseline was quite low to start with, I may be more inclined to say yes to the vacay.
If it was high, I might not want to allow that much T back into my system. No vacay?
So I'm wondering who got a baseline T test?
And did that knowledge affect your decisions? If so, how?
Plus a bonus question! 😄
If the T is slow to rise, we get a longer vacay, but don't feel like our old self for very long.
So, has anyone ever taken a boost of T early in the vacay to feel the old way sooner?
You do a vacation to live for some time with a normal T value. If your T value stays low, you will not gain an QOL improvement from the vacation.
I know a patient who takes Toremifene (Farestone) to increase his T value when he starts with an ADT vacation. His doctor is reluctant to prescribe it.