I started TRT three months ago with androgel 5g per day. This was initiated by my primary care physician at my request after treating me for ED and depression for one year. Two labs approximately six months apart showed total test in low 300's. Since I began TRT I have felt much better: Increased energy, libido, strength, endurance and improved mood. I had an appointment with the doctor last week for the first followup and bloodwork since beginning TRT. She noticed my improved mood and positive health benefits. I told her how well I was doing on the Androgel but explained that I felt it had lost some of it's effectiveness, that I suspected that my HPGA was suppressed due to the exogenous administration of test. After some persuasion she agree to increase my dose to 7.5. She was reluctant to do this saying she didn't want to shut down my testes. I told her I suspected they were no longer producing test already. We discussed bloodwork and she said that I could pick up a copy of the test results Monday and if there were any issues a nurse would be contacting me. So I drop by the doctor's office at lunch today to pick up a copy of the labwork. Total Test is 445 which is right about what I expected. An improvement over 325 but likely lower than what it was when I first started TRT and my body was still producing T. That's why I requested an increase in dosage. LH and FSH results were below detectable levels, <.1 and <.3 mIU/mL respectively, also not unexpected. My HPGA is suppressed due to exogenous administration of T. My only concern is the prolactin result = 22.7H ng/mL. The adult male range is 2.1 -17.7. I have no nipple soreness or swelling but I still might want to address this issue with medication. Still no biggie. All other labs values: lipids, kidney and liver function, CBC, PSA were fine. But for whatever reason, the doctor wrote a note on the last page and I quote verbatim "Stop testosterone replacement recheck labs in six weeks". I had already left the office by the time I read that. I went back and asked to speak to the doctor but she doesn't work Mondays. So I said I would come back tomorrow. But in the meantime I am thinking WTF? Why would she want me to stop TRT and so casually? No mention of tapering off, hcg anything. I felt like crap with T at 300, It will be far lower for several weeks if I get off Androgel and I really will feel like crap then. What is she thinking? I get the impression that she did not believe my HPGA would be totally suppressed. Is complete suppression of the HPGA to be expected on TRT? How long would it take it to return to normal? My LH and FSH values were in normal range before TRT. What are the long term effects of gonadatrophin suppression? Is there a point of no return after which they may never function? How serious is this? Three months of low dose Androgel is nothing compared to some of the supraphysiological cycles some bodybuilders use. I asked my doc to test for estradiol but she didn't,saying it wasn't recommended. Should I be tested for E2? What else? She also suggested that maybe I should she a endocrinologist since TRT isn't her specialty. Should I? What arguments can I use to convince her to keep me on TRT? BTW I have a script for four months now. Should I just get off the Androgel and go back to living with 300 T? Yay, I've got the testosterone level of an 80 year old man but it's in the "NORMAL" range! Sorry for the rambling and long windedness. I'm just kind of freaking out at the prospect of being taken off TRT after having experienced all the benefits. I know that some doctors are very hesitant to prescribe it in the first place, especially if T is not below 300. I fear that may be an endocrinologist's position. What should I do? I guess I need to make an appt to go see my PCP but I'd like to be well prepared when I do.