A. As for the Testim, I was on it for 18 months and my levels were not going up and staying up. When I started, my total was 150. At one point my total went to 475 but just two months later down to 172. That's when my doc said lets try axiron. I was on axiron for three months and now I went to see endo who said it was an absobtion problem. The endo said lets try androgel which I have been on now for three months. I go back in Dec for levels. Hope this works. I can not get a straight anwser on why it can only be applied on the upper chest and arms. My wife applys her hrt to inner thighs - why cant I?