quick trt questions
- 09-13-2012, 11:29 PM
I'm excited for you guys that have thought this through and are about to embark on the TRT life. If you've checked off all other variables and it comes down to this, it is a life changer. Mood, confidence, mental clarity, body composition, libido, etc...
It's like being 20 again, but with all the knowledge of a 40 year old. Ever joke about wanting to go back? Well...
- 09-14-2012, 05:35 AM
So guys, I'm seeing my doc later today...he's gonna have the results from my recent bloodwork. My question is, what age is considered too young to go on trt? After all, you pretty much have to be on it for life once you start, right? I'm almost 43 btw.
09-14-2012, 08:37 AM
09-14-2012, 08:43 AM
09-14-2012, 08:51 AM
If it's needed after running through all possible issues causing it- then it is never considered too young.
09-14-2012, 12:28 PM
09-14-2012, 03:01 PM
So my total test came back as 221 which the doc says is considered low normal. He wants to put me on test enanthate and see how it goes.
09-14-2012, 03:16 PM
09-14-2012, 03:26 PM
09-14-2012, 03:35 PM
09-14-2012, 03:36 PM
09-14-2012, 04:21 PM
221 is definitely below normal. I don't know, call me a skeptic, but I don't think anyone should go on TRT after one test. I think several tests with a full review of everything by a specialist should be done. Rule out sleep issues, stress issues, etc. Just because if you don't, then TRT will work great at first, then you'll slowly go back to the original problems and by then you'll already have shut down your natural production.
I'd hit up Matrix on here and let him give you a run down of all the tests they run.
09-19-2012, 09:41 AM
I got my first shot of test e yesterday (400mg). My doc wants me to repeat the same dosage every 2 weeks. However, wouldn't it be better in terms of establishing stable blood level concentrations if i instead dosed 200mg every week instead of 400mg every 2 weeks?
09-19-2012, 10:00 AM
200 is a cycle, not TRT. Looks like to high of a dose to me. But yes, once a week would be MUCH better in regards to highs and lows.
09-19-2012, 10:01 AM
09-19-2012, 01:27 PM
I'm just going to tell you that your doctor is insane. 400mg is going to wreck you from a hormone standpoint, add to that, he wants you to wait 2 weeks until the next surge. You want to go weekly at a minimum. Find a new doctor.
200 a week is a very high TRT dose, but common. Better to start lower than higher. Like 50-75mg a week and then adjust up.
09-19-2012, 02:29 PM
For me at least it seems that 100mg test cyp is plenty. Of course if I had been dosing once a week the peak would have been higher. I'll add that I have been on TRT for over two years, so I can assume that my natural production is pretty much shut down.
09-19-2012, 06:50 PM
09-19-2012, 07:04 PM
Don't be nervous, I didn't mean it to sound like the end of the world.
400mg is a cycle dose, not a TRT dose, and even then, people will split it into 2 x 200mg doses a week because it is so much to take at once. Going to whatever sky high test level that is taking you at to where you'll be in 2 weeks is not a good trip. When I started, my doc decided to try 200mg every 2 weeks and I couldn't handle it- it was a bad idea. I'd be an emotional wreck for 3-4 days and then feel good for 3-4 days and then start feeling the come down. By the time the 2nd week rolled around, I was right back where I started before the shot. Not good. The goal is to stay high normal with the least amount of fluctuation. That's why a lot of guys now inject small amounts twice a week.
I'm by no means an expert, but I spent a lot of time running tests and trying different amounts/intervals over the course of a year before getting it right.
09-19-2012, 07:35 PM
Thanks for all your help.
09-19-2012, 07:55 PM
09-19-2012, 07:59 PM
09-19-2012, 08:25 PM
It's actually really easy. My come in 10unit increments. 50 units is 100mg.
Last edited by kisaj; 09-19-2012 at 08:26 PM. Reason: already answered
09-19-2012, 10:26 PM
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