TRT IM or SUB-Q?
- 01-29-2010, 03:33 PM
TRT IM or SUB-Q?
I am presently on 140 mg of cyp once a week, and 250 iu's of
HCG e3d. I have been reading quite a few posts of men doing subQ as opposed to Intramuscular injections for their testosterone injections. Do studies show a benefit to doing subQ inj. At my present dose that would put me at 40 mg of test EOD. is the test absorbed better when injected into fat as opposed to muscle? Faster meaning lower E2 elevation? Will levels b more stable and stay just as elevated as doing IM inj? Any info will b helpful so I can make a decision on if I should change to subQ.
- 02-01-2010, 05:38 PM
Have only done IM, but would like to know more about sub-q as well.
- 02-02-2010, 08:59 PM
My doctor just switched me from androgel to test cyp. Got my first IM injection in my right thigh yesterday. Its post 24 hours and I cant believe how sore the injection site is. Im wondering what gauge needles others have found to be best and any other helpfull advise to make the procedure less painfull ? Im going to be using 250 iu HCG 2x per week as well. I have seen both IM and sub-Q. Curious what others are doing and would appreciate any info on that as well.
02-03-2010, 05:39 PM
I use a 22 gauge and dont experience any soreness
02-03-2010, 08:17 PM
When I injected in thigh, it was 27g 1/2". I now use 31g 1/4" sometimes sub-q in belly fat, or in shoulder.
03-08-2011, 09:12 AM
Iím afraid to inject again until Iím sure Iím doing it correctly.
03-08-2011, 12:00 PM
it comes down to the injection speed, how frequent ur muscles are pinned, how steady you keep the needle.
You will feel some soreness, but you can help alleviate it with a heat pad for about 10 minutes, and a roller to get more circulation
and stick with IM for the Cyp
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03-09-2011, 09:01 AM
03-13-2011, 09:25 AM
i was just put on Test cyp 1cc every 2 weeks (200mg/ml) and recieved my first injection sub-Q from my mother in law on friday (who is a RN) .....from what i have read and have been told, sub-q shots tend to have less peaks and valleys and is a more sustained release and will have less of a chance to drop off before your next injection is due. Im only 31 and have tested twice (a month apart) and test levels were around the 216 mark which is horrible for my age...and from what im told..horrible for an 80 year old...lol
About 5 hours after my first shot....i felt energy...and feel much better and actually getting nice firm erections, and seem to get better over the next day or 2 afterwards (people say you reach peak sometimes within 24 to 48 hours of injection but could take 2 injections to start feeling maximal benefits) I tell you what, i dont know how ive been living the last probably couple of years...feeling constantly tired and not getting or being able to sustain an erection 95% of the time. All noticed that my attitude and temper have been more even lately, things that would usually throw me into a rage, now just mildly upset me, i feel more social also, ...i just feel almost like a completely new person. mental acuity seems to be coming back also....dont seem as foggy as i usually do, and since im in school....that will help immensly. except for my spelling..lol
never tried IM shot....but the way i feel with my first shot Sub-Q.....im not planning on doing anything but.......hope this helps
(quick question) anyone who is on test cyp.....has anyone experienced like restless sleep? almost like your brain wont shut off? the night of the injection and the second night it seems like my brain didnt want to shut off. Is this a normal side? what should i do to try and counter it or will it subside once i get used to the test? And also....do i need to take any sort of estrogen blockers just in case?? been trying to search for info about it but havent found much useful info and i know the people who frequent this site are pretty knowledgable.