I got off the creams 2 months into my TRT therapy. Inconsistent, you can never know if its absorbing correctly, you need to time your showers around your injections, you need to be careful on a hot day around kids (god forbid you pick up your 2 year old daughter and some rubs off on her), and it just DOESN'T get your levels high enough.
I immediately switched to injections. I pin 200mg/wk of Cyp and its a god-send.
Do you have the option of getting on injections? And if you say anything about being scared of a needle I'm tracking you down and beating you with a phone book. IM injections of test don't hurt at all if your taught how to do it correctly.