Not liking the Androgel 1.62%
- 11-12-2012, 01:48 PM
- 11-12-2012, 09:11 PM
Originally Posted by lexmuscle
11-12-2012, 10:25 PM
Testim is great, but who wants to smell like an 80 year old women? Many more options available such as Axiron which in my opinion is the best transdermal on the market.Originally Posted by lexmuscle
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11-14-2012, 10:47 PM
One advantage of injections is not having to worry about transferring it to someone else, and not needing to schedule showers, swimming and sex around testosterone application times.
11-15-2012, 12:20 AM
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.
11-15-2012, 05:26 AM
Im on 4 pumps a day and feeling pretty good. Wont be doing follow up bloodwork until spring unless i ask otherwise. With insurance i only pay $30 a month for two bottles. If anything ever changes though ill just hop on the shot.
Remember why you started.
11-15-2012, 05:56 AM
11-15-2012, 10:02 AM
11-15-2012, 11:28 AM
Through my insurance it's $80 for 3 bottles of Androgel 1.62, $30 for 3 200ml vials of Test enanthate, and $450 for 3 months worth of Testim gel!!!Originally Posted by thegodfather
I'm really curious to see what my blood results will be with the 1.62% Androgel.
11-15-2012, 01:18 PM
Just to echo, why switch to the more expensive transdermal from shots? Did you not like the shots?Originally Posted by lexmuscle
11-15-2012, 02:43 PM
The shots were driving up my e2 too much, even at low dose. And even though I asked so many times for an AI, every endo I've talked to says no. I was always happier and had a way better sex drive on Testim, so my new endo prescribed Androgel 1.62. I've tried the research Anastrozol in pill and liquid form, but I just don't trust the quality or dosage. The liquid made me really sick every time I took it, so I'm very cautious about research chems anymore.Originally Posted by tenntarheel
There are times once in a while that I feel perfect and exactly where I wanna be, and I think to myself "I better rush to the hospital and get tested to see where my levels are!!!" haha TRT has successfully treated (or masked) a lot of problems I was having, but it has also given me problems I never had before.
11-15-2012, 03:08 PM
AROMASIN might have agreed with you better.
A years worth of generic costs $60.
What were your E2 levels???? Were you pinning twice a week?
11-15-2012, 03:36 PM
Levels were staying in upper 40's. I started pinning 3 times a week at 25mg each time, and that seemed to help. I would like to try Aromasin, can't find the research stuff though. No one will prescribe it to me.Originally Posted by Mr.TT
11-15-2012, 08:01 PM
11-15-2012, 09:28 PM
11-15-2012, 09:46 PM
If you could find a doctor to prescribe it you can get generic anastrozole pretty cheap and you wouldn't have to worry about quality.
11-16-2012, 01:26 AM
Haha when I first started injecting they gave me 20g needles, and I used them for about five months before switching to 23g.Originally Posted by BJE
11-16-2012, 04:12 AM
11-16-2012, 06:30 AM
So are you guys saying that scar tissue build up isnt a concern, or that it is not so much if smaller needles are used? It just seems like I've read from guys with multiple cycles that it was, and now thinking about TRT actually injecting more times than they do that it could be. FWIW, I use a 22g x 1-1/2 in the quad. Started with that in the glutes but my coordination is better at hitting my leg. I should find some 1" but the local pharmacy doesnt stock them so I just stop 1/2" short now.
11-16-2012, 11:24 AM
Damn man! Just use a 25 or 27 gauge. Some guys here go even smaller but I think 25 is just right. If you're worried about scar tissue, then trash those 22s or just use them for drawing up the test. Plus with a nice small needle, you can inject delts, bis, tris, calves. You could spread the injections out so much that you won't really worry about scar tissueOriginally Posted by pcn
11-16-2012, 01:18 PM
I'll look into it, I was just using what the doc recommeded to start with. I draw with an 18, and the 22 doesn't bother me at all, but alternate sites would be something to look into with a smaller needle. Thanks!
11-16-2012, 02:00 PM
Man 1-2 shots a week of teste or cyp is SOOO much easyer.
after a few pins its nothing.
and if your in EU you can even get testundec (nibido) *spelling* and after building levels and leveling them out evenutally you would even do 1 shot every 2-3 months with no issue. (takes a lil while to get here though)
even 1X a week for teste or cyp is less hassle then cream EVERY damn day.
just my op though...
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11-16-2012, 02:54 PM
I have given myself hundreds of HCG injections with a 31g and have had no noticeable scar tissue whatsoever. I am doing my test cyp injections with a 31g sub q. I read that you can't draw testosterone with such a small needle, but I have no problem at all. It takes a minute or two but that isn't an issue.
A 31g is only about half the diameter of a 25g so you hardly notice anything at all when inserting.
11-16-2012, 03:09 PM
11-20-2012, 07:22 AM
11-20-2012, 06:02 PM
Do u know if 1.62 can be applied over tattoos? :/ I'm all done up on upper arms and shoulders... Dr said to apply to stomach... But label is explicit in saying Not to.. Sooo what do I do!? Thanks!
Just switched from patches due to horrible rashes
.. 2 pumps a day starting now
11-20-2012, 06:20 PM
I do without any problem. I apply most of it on the side flanks of my torso and the little bit remaining on my shoulders. I do get shoulder pain if I put too much on them for too long a period. It's weird.Originally Posted by chedapalooza
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11-20-2012, 06:50 PM
Cool thanks man.. So avoid the tats then? I see u have a few on your arms but I'm half sleeved on both nowOriginally Posted by thegodfather
11-20-2012, 07:25 PM
Nah i just rub it right over them without any problem. Ill also rub some lotion on sometimes a few minutes after. From what ive read its actually supposed to help absorption.
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11-20-2012, 07:50 PM
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