- 11-11-2012, 08:05 AM
- 11-11-2012, 08:56 AM
For what its worth, yesterday I actually read the paper that came in my test cyp rx from the manufacturer. It stated that the half life is 8 days. But what confused me is that it also said to administer every 2-3 weeks.
The end who prescribed it to me said "it's come a long way...it used to be prescribed as 1 injection every 4-5 weeks." Anyway, he prescribed me self inject @200 every 2 weeks which he called "a hefty dosage" but disagreed at 100/week. Well, since I self inject, I go 100/ week.
My new doctor, anti-aging, sees things more in line with what I see. Just my 2 cents
11-11-2012, 09:37 AM
11-11-2012, 02:45 PM
Thanks to the advice on this forum, I went to 4 doctors and didn't stop until I was satisfied. I mean look, some doctors are just "qualified" guys who can write prescriptions. They all have their own opinions. Keep fishing until you're satisfied with your catch. A doctor should be seen as a partner to assist you with your journey to improved health, not as an all-knowing dictator (like the endo I saw)Originally Posted by kisaj
11-11-2012, 03:02 PM
It's our bodies and health. We owe it to ourselves to be educated and then use the doctors and specialists as a supporting staff. Obviously we depend on them for things we cannot know or understand without professional guidance, but it's still not an excuse to go in blind.
11-14-2012, 10:53 PM
Has anyone ever used a compounding pharmacy before? The reason I ask is my doctor wrote my script out for a 10ml vial and my CVS said it had been on back order for months, but a local compounding pharmacy has it on hand.
11-14-2012, 11:03 PM
I get my 10ml vital from my insurance company mail order pharmacy without problems...you might want to see if you have something like that, for me it is also the best price.
11-14-2012, 11:12 PM
I think part of the reason that doctors want to inject every 2-4 weeks is that they think a patient wouldn't want to come into the office more often than that, and that people don't like shots therefore they are trying to minimize the number of shots. Self injecting solves the first issue, being a man and getting over the fear of shots solves the second issue.
11-15-2012, 07:59 PM
I gave myself my first shot today and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I go back in three weeks for another blood test. My last blood test ten days after a shot of 200 ml had my test at only 277 so we shall see how 100 ml every 7 days does.
11-15-2012, 09:03 PM
It takes awhile to fine tune the proper dosage for each individual. My doc just bumped me up to 120/wk from 100. He wants my level to be around 800 (the endo wanted me at 300 so I'm stoked to see what 800 is like)
Did your doc tell you what he wants your test level to be?
11-15-2012, 09:21 PM
Mine was content with high 600s but that was at 4pm so that leads me to assume it was probably around 750-800 in early am hours
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11-20-2012, 08:24 AM
11-20-2012, 09:19 AM
Hey big T . I'm switching tomorrow bc the patches r giving me crazy itchy rash/burns! You found the gel to be effective?
11-20-2012, 04:01 PM
So my dr switched me to gel 1.62% 2 pumps a day.. He said apply it anywhere but the androgel site says upper Arms and shoulders only.. That's all covered in tats soooooo wtf do I do lol
Edit: this Is 283mg weekly.. The patches were giving me 14.. Lol uh...
11-20-2012, 05:09 PM
11-20-2012, 05:10 PM
Yea they've been given me bad rashes suddenly.. So I got the 1.62% gel.. Not sure where to put it.. Don't think I shuld be rubbing it over My tattoos... Which only leaves me with a SMALL upper shoulder/chest area on ONE side and my stomach... Which he said was ok but the directions r pretty explicit to not apply anywhere but shoulders/upper arms!Originally Posted by bigt405
11-20-2012, 05:55 PM
Sorry, I can not help with the gel. I chose not to try it. Just seemed to big of a hassle to me with my lifestyle.
11-20-2012, 05:58 PM
11-20-2012, 08:11 PM
One of the things I like about injecting is that I no longer have to worry about where to put it, having it rub off on others, and scheduling showers around my testosterone.
11-20-2012, 08:30 PM
Yea I hear that. I just don't need a high enough dose to warrant injections. I was hoping I would get them simply for the reasons you listed. But it's also good I'm not there right now. I'm only 24Originally Posted by BJE
11-20-2012, 09:00 PM
11-20-2012, 09:49 PM
Avi looks good for 48 man!Originally Posted by BJE
I wasn't in a hurry believe me. My levels were 288 and dropping fast over preceding months. I felt and looked AWFUL, every day was hell.
I was informed that only ~10% of that total dose makes it into your blood actually. So it's 28mg a week.. The patch was giving me 14-15.. It's time released as well, as opposed to just working off the half life of an injection..
11-20-2012, 10:07 PM
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