I am a Hodgkin's survivor (twice) and as a result of chemo/radio-therapy, I have been diagnosed with: - Hypothyroidism - Hypogonadism (low testosterone) During my second to last exam, FAA medical examiner refused to issue me a cert and I had to get a special issuance of 1st class. I have just been diagnosed with Hypogonadism and am about to start on medication (Testim). I realize the possible side effects could raise red flag from the FAA. However, based on reading a previous thread, I realize that I should not have any issues renewing my 1st class even with this condition. Other Info: - FAA requires a report from my PCP that I am still in remission from Hodgkiins - My TSH, Vit D , Cholest. etc are in normal range - I turned 35 last year and took a clean EKG to the medical examiner as well. - Otherwise a runner and in excellent health (no weight or other issues) - Current Testosterone Levels: 239 L ng/dL; Free/Direct at 7.3L pg/mL; FSH 17.8H mIU/mL - Questions: 1. Should I start taking Testim now, get a new blood work done and then take my blood-work with me to my next FAA medical exam? Or should I go to the FAA medical examiner before I start the treatment? The exam is in Feb. of next year. 2. Do I need to take anything other than the (blood work) reports (before and after starting the FSH/testosterone treatment) and a letter from my PCP? Appreciate your feedback. Many thanks!