Question about Hrt
- 09-22-2010, 06:03 PM
Question about Hrt
My doc perscribed me test depot 100mg every other week because of low free and total test. Blood work taken early morning. Total T:240 and Free: 44. Age 33. My question is that is this a good dosage and will it shut my natural test down and will I need to take it for the rest of my life. Also is there a tolerance build up. Thanks
- 09-23-2010, 08:04 AM
thats a horrible starting dose and timing. every other week is bad no matter the dose. most docs start people at a minimum of 100/week. but even if you went with a weekly dose of 50 thats not going to do much of anything for you. id ask the dr to at least get you to 100/week and then retest in 6-8 weeks
- 09-23-2010, 09:06 AM
Yeah, 100 a week is a lot more realistic. Yes it will shut down what little test production you have, and you will be have to take it the rest of your life. And no, there is no tolerance.
09-23-2010, 10:01 AM
from my understanding, 200 every other week is more of a physiological dosage and anything less than wont do much but make u feel like crap.
09-23-2010, 11:26 AM
Thanks for the replies. I will call my endocronologist to see if I can take it weekly
09-23-2010, 11:50 AM
One of the reasons doctors prescribe EOW is because they don't allow the patient to self administer at home, so you have to go in to the doctor’s office every time you need a shot and for most people, a weekly trip to the doctor gets old real quick. The first thing you might try is letting the doctor know you don't mind weekly shots which you would prefer because it results in more stable blood levels.
In my opinion, the goal should be to find out what your proper dose is, then allow you to administer the shots at home after the doc shows you how. If your doctor has no intention of ever allowing this, I would think about looking for a new doctor. It's my feeling that any doctor with this attitude views his patient more as a drug abuser that can't be trusted than a patient receiving medical treatment, but that's just how I feel about it.
Once you are allowed to self inject at home, you could even pin twice a week, just cut the dose in half. This is what I do. When I shared this with my doc, he thought it was great since it makes for even more stable blood levels.
Currently I'm at 100mg twice a week. I went in and had my own labs done to find out where I was and found I had gone from 240 up to 803. At this dose I feel noticeably better, stronger, my recovery is like it was ten years ago, I feel better when I wake up and my mood is better.
09-23-2010, 11:58 AM
Most doctors don't prescribe self-injection because of safety concerns, DEA concerns for them, plus the fact that although many insurance plans won't cover the cost of self injectibles other than insulin, they will cover doctor office visits.
09-23-2010, 12:03 PM
Besides endocronologist what other doctors provide HRT. I was thinking of trying an anti aging doctor or Holistic medicine
09-23-2010, 12:10 PM
Last edited by Badco1989; 09-23-2010 at 02:11 PM. Reason: typo
09-23-2010, 12:23 PM
The problem with many endos is that out of the whole endocrinological systems, the sex hormones is only a part, and prior to the last maybe 5-10 years it wasn't commonly talked about. So there are only a limited # of endos who have really stayed on top of the latest research and development in the area. Remember, many doctors get a lot of their new knowledge just from talking to pharmaceutical reps, and what books/magazines they read.
09-23-2010, 08:20 PM
One needs to find a dr that looks at the causes vs just the symptoms. I have been through the ringer with 40 different drs, $70,000 over past 7 years on medical idiots so I know what all of you are going through..
I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.
09-24-2010, 11:57 AM
my endo perscribed me self injections. i was very surprised when he called and told me. i was on androgel and i didnt like because of always being around children. i start next month.
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