Great job. Ive had RA for 7 years now and it is definitely something that will always be a work in progress to cope with. I recently had my pharmacist tell me about a lady she met and her daughter recently was diagnosed. Both her and her mom are having a really hard time dealing with this and I was able to reach out and kind of walk them through my experiences and help them with coping with theirs. At first you feel really alone, but having someone who UNDERSTANDS whats RA really is can be the difference maker. Glad you created this site for people to connect about this . disease 😉
Transdermal patches (adhesive patches placed on the skin) may also be used to deliver a steady dose through the skin and into the bloodstream. Testosterone-containing creams and gels that are applied daily to the skin are also available, but absorption is inefficient (roughly 10%, varying between individuals) and these treatments tend to be more expensive. Individuals who are especially physically active and/or bathe often may not be good candidates, since the medication can be washed off and may take up to six hours to be fully absorbed. There is also the risk that an intimate partner or child may come in contact with the application site and inadvertently dose himself or herself; children and women are highly sensitive to testosterone and can suffer unintended masculinization and health effects, even from small doses. Injection is the most common method used by individuals administering AAS for non-medical purposes.