Backing off the T before blood work?
- 06-01-2013, 05:09 AM
Backing off the T before blood work?
So its been about 8 months since the last time I had my T levels checked, Im prescribed 200mg once every two weeks. The last time I had it checked I was right on the money for where I needed to be, but that was 8 months ago and I dont remember the numbers. I take Testosterone cypionate btw. Anyway I had a lot of extra T for awhile so I started taking 400mg a week and I dropped back down to 200mg last week. I need to go back in sometime in the next month or so to get my levels checked. How long do I need to wait until my higher levels get down to normal again?
- 06-01-2013, 10:41 AM
I think it is probably different for everyone but as a reference after doing 450 for 8 weeks and then going back to 100 a week my test level was 427 after four weeks.
- 06-01-2013, 01:20 PM
TEST-C has a 12-18 day half life meaning half of your last injection remain in your system after that time period. I am on TRT 200MG per week. I bumped it up to cycle to 350 per week and after 2 weeks at that dose I had bloods done and was at 1315 total and 50.5 free test! And that was 3 days after last injection.
06-03-2013, 05:12 PM
Thanks guys. So big T you where taking 450 per week fo 8 weeks and then cut back to 100 per wk for 4 wks how long after your last shot before you tested?
06-03-2013, 08:20 PM
06-03-2013, 11:35 PM
06-06-2013, 02:45 PM
Definitely make a plan. Then get independent labs done with enough time to keep coming down before your doc ordered labs.
It's a game, isn't it...
06-06-2013, 09:36 PM
Yes it is. I'm having trouble finding a private lab though .
06-06-2013, 09:39 PM
If it ends up being high I thought about saying I've been taking T booster sups for working out . But thats not gonna work if my levels are through the roof. I'm laying off the T all together for a month before labs but then there's a chance of under shooting it to much. Errrr this sucks
06-07-2013, 04:16 AM
06-07-2013, 05:58 AM
06-07-2013, 04:07 PM
I want to but I'm having trouble finding a place that does it.
06-07-2013, 05:11 PM
I just found a place its $50 for total T and $80 for my free T do you think I need both or will just the total work?
06-07-2013, 08:08 PM
From the sticky "Here is the trick. Go to privatemdlabs.com and select the hormone panel for females. This test comes with a CMP (liver, kidney values and more), CBC (blood counts), total Testosterone, total Estrogen, LH and FSH.
06-07-2013, 10:40 PM
Thanks. I checked the sticky the closest lab on there is over 50 miles away but I found one closer. What I'm trying to fig out is if I should pay the extra $30 and get my free levels of T checked as well or if the total one is good enough. Any thoughts?
06-07-2013, 11:57 PM
I think I would go ahead and pay to get a more complete test done. Are you going through the site that is listed in the sticky? If so did you choose the female panel?
06-08-2013, 05:34 AM
06-08-2013, 09:27 PM
Yeah, I just got back from the lab . I went ahead and ordered both should have results by Wed. Can't put a price on peace of mind ..well yeah you can it was $79.99
06-09-2013, 05:03 AM
06-10-2013, 10:48 PM
Will do. Hopefully Wed. Thursday at the latest.
06-12-2013, 12:36 PM
Got my results back today . My total T is at 288
06-12-2013, 01:07 PM
06-12-2013, 01:25 PM
06-12-2013, 05:55 PM
200mg every other wk. Been on that dose for two yrs.
06-12-2013, 06:07 PM
06-12-2013, 06:20 PM
8 months ago right around 600
06-12-2013, 06:26 PM
06-12-2013, 08:33 PM
Yeah I'm just hoping low levels like that after 8 months don't look suspect. Does that seem like to dramatic of a change
06-13-2013, 12:23 PM
06-13-2013, 03:08 PM
06-13-2013, 03:18 PM
06-13-2013, 03:50 PM
Yeah I doubt my doctor knows jack about any of that lol. Hopefully hr just ups my script
06-13-2013, 04:00 PM
These doctors nowadays... Ha
06-13-2013, 07:25 PM
Yeah its my primary care physician so he's clueless
06-13-2013, 07:43 PM
06-13-2013, 08:22 PM
I'm sure doctors fresh out of medical school are more educated on this subject. Some of these fossils are new to this type of treatment and don't have all the facts. I need to get me a doogie howser Dr.
06-14-2013, 06:59 AM
06-14-2013, 04:54 PM
06-14-2013, 06:32 PM
06-14-2013, 06:55 PM
Not to sound stupid but what's an AI?... I don't want to be a fat kid
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