I originally got on Androgel 7 mo ago due to issues with fatigue, anxiety, fogginess. My level tested at about 380-400 (on two diff tests) so I'm not really sure I should have done trt at all at this point. The gel didn't seem to help much at all, maybe a little at most (hard to judge of course since most of my issues were mood related). I would probably just stay on it but the main problem it's giving me that just won't go away......acne. And I'm in my mid 30s so I can't deal with that side effect anymore. I had really really bad acne as a teen and it didn't taper off until my late 20s, so I definitely do not have the best skin in the world. Once I hit 30s though I was fine. Until the gel. A month after starting it my forehead and back just breakout nonstop again like I'm a teen all over. Three mo in I was retested twice at a level of 600. So my level didn't even raise that much, but my skin is just so sensitive I guess that any jump at all is sending it into a frenzy. My doc put me on minocycline at that point and it kind of keeps the acne under control for the most part .... but it has the unwanted side effect of mild insomnia/anxiety. I've researched this with him and it is a rarer side effect, but I'm sure it's the mino and nothing else bcs if I skip a dose I sleep like a baby (like I always have) but I break out. If I take it I don't really break out..but I can't sleep so I'm tired and irritable and in a worse overall mood. So kind of defeats the point of the gel (which again I'm not sure helped much even to begin with). So after all this I began seeing a new dr last week and his question (which should have been obvious to me probably ) was... so why are you still taking the gel? And to be honest I have no clue. It doesn't seem to do much for me and it give me acne which makes me have to take other pills with terrible side effects. He suggested I should at least try stopping it and see how I feel. But from what I read that really scares me. I keep seeing that it can take a long time for your body to start producing T naturally again so you'll probably feel even worse than you did before. Ugh. But I can't find even any general timeframes. The users on this board seem pretty informed so before I consider quitting the main thing I want to know today is how long does it take the body to produce it's own T again? Obviously it varies I'm sure. But is it around a mo, two mo, 6 mo, etc? I've read up on and know abt all the other components (estradiol, dht, etc) so I'm not looking for info on that, just wondering bfr I consider my next step how long it can take for the testes to jump start again. Thanks!