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  1. Quote Originally Posted by bigt405
    As an update I went to my new doctor today and I am pleased with the results. We discussed different options, gave some blood, recieved a shot and scheduled a return visit in two weeks. He is leaning towards weekly shots with me doing them myself. So it looks like I might have found a good one.
    Great news. Good luck, keep us posted!


  2. That's awesome. The day your doc says he'll work with you on a schedule and let you self inject, you feel like hugging him. Good luck.
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  3. As a follow up I went back to my doc today and he put me on one shot of 100 ml a week for now. He is going to check my blood again in three weeks. He also mentioned possibly trying Testapel pellets has anyone ever had any experience with these?

  4. Quote Originally Posted by bigt405
    As a follow up I went back to my doc today and he put me on one shot of 100 ml a week for now. He is going to check my blood again in three weeks. He also mentioned possibly trying Testapel pellets has anyone ever had any experience with these?
    I read they can like burst thru your skin unexpectedly... I'd stick with shots man lol

    Luckily my patch boosted me up to 679 in two weeks and normalized free test

  5. That's awesome that he put you on a 100 a week.
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  6. it took me almost 6 months to get to normal levels at 100 milligrams per week. so 3 weeks in to 100 milligrams a week it may still be low if your at all like me

  7. 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

  8. Quote Originally Posted by threeFs View Post
    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
    I wonder if the endo knew that half of 200 is 100 before he disagreed.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by kisaj

    I wonder if the endo knew that half of 200 is 100 before he disagreed.
    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)

  10. Exactly.

    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. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by bigt405 View Post
    As an update I went to my new doctor today and I am pleased with the results. We discussed different options, gave some blood, recieved a shot and scheduled a return visit in two weeks. He is leaning towards weekly shots with me doing them myself. So it looks like I might have found a good one.
    I am glad he is letting you do the shots yourself. Once you get to a stable level and you and your doctor are satisfied with the result, then you may want to try more frequent injections to see how you feel.

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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?

  16. 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

  17. Quote Originally Posted by bigt405 View Post
    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.
    One thing to remember is that it may take as many as eight to twelve weeks for you to get a stable level. Because of the half life, each week when you get a shot you will have more left over in your body than the last shot up until you reach a stable level. Front loading with about three times your weekly dose will bring you to a stable level much more quickly, but doctors probably aren't into doing such things. If you have your level checked after only a few weeks your level will probably be a fair amount lower than it will be in a couple of months.

  18. It took me six months for my levels to stabilize.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by v4lu3s
    It took me six months for my levels to stabilize.
    Took me two weeks.. Weird

  20. Well I think we just proved you are not me......and I am most definitely not you....

  21. Quote Originally Posted by v4lu3s
    Well I think we just proved you are not me......and I am most definitely not you....
    U sure?

  22. whoa man, you guys are blowing my mind

    heavy

  23. Focus, grasshopper, focus

  24. The doctor is shooting for mid 600s....where I was when I was on two androderm patches a day.

  25. Hey big T . I'm switching tomorrow bc the patches r giving me crazy itchy rash/burns! You found the gel to be effective?
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