help with low test levels on 250mg cyp a week!!??
- 12-10-2013, 07:37 PM
help with low test levels on 250mg cyp a week!!??
im 57, been on trt for over 10 years. Crisler, endo, GP. No erections, forever time to recuperate from a workout. E2 not elevated at 25. latest bloodwork just in. Except for liver enz a little more elevated over the last year bloodwork came in fine. Heres the real problem. My total test came in at 318!! LOw range started at 328. I'm on 250mg cyp a week, IM, twice a week split at 125 each. 1/2 mg twice a week of dex. over the years my dossages have increased alot. started at 80mg a week, top of the level, and my total test is dropping over time to now 318. how can this b at 250mg a week. strength is good but takes forever to recuperate from workouts. Serious ed problems. are my receptors shut down, and trt benefits done? No one can give me a reason. So frustrated, need help from everyone to solve this problem. been on this site for years, pretty knowledgable about trt. also on 2.5 iu's gh. im stumped!!
- 12-10-2013, 07:51 PM
12-10-2013, 07:59 PM
blood was drawn on the following tues. Last shot preceding weds, so it was 6 days after. skipped sunday shot to get a better indication of where my levels would b after about a week. nurse called with results so im going to get a copy of all results, but those tests shouldnt have made a difference why my total test is so low on a high trt dose. Like I said, my levels keep coming down over the years, and doses up. Thanks for reply. Gonna post more results
12-11-2013, 06:09 PM
You could try pinning more than once a week at a smaller dose, so if your weekly dose is 250mg you could try 125mg e3d or something like that this would help to keep levels stable.
12-17-2013, 08:35 PM
Chrisler is an expert in this field. Have you met with him yet? I'm certain he will have some suggestions.
12-18-2013, 01:07 AM
Well, at 140mg/wk my levels stay between 600 - 900.
250 would put most of us around 1500+ T levels.
I mean, is it possible that you r using bunk test cyp? That'd obviously be my first thought.
12-18-2013, 09:30 AM
Some people are hyper excreters and require smaller more frequent injections. And to be accurate, you last injection was 125mg six days prior so I would not expect to see 250mg/wk numbers but I would certainly expect more than what your results were.
12-18-2013, 10:29 AM
That isn't an unreasonable level for 6 days after a 125mg injection. You aren't getting any "better indication"
12-20-2013, 02:02 PM
You need to switch to shots E3D this is what I do after reading Dr. Shippen does this to his self and you need to do labs the morning of your next shot but before it. I have a study that shows what happens to a 200 mgs shot of Test C every 2 weeks look at Fig. 1 after the 3rd. your at your peak after this by the end of 2 weeks you to low again. I know your not on shots every 2 weeks but this gives you an Idea what happens to your shot.
I am a hyper excreter I eat up the T as fast as I take it so I do like Dr. Shippen 80 mgs E3D and I do 250 IU's of HCG the day before the Test C shot E3D. This gives me levels like the following doing labs the day of my next shot but before it.
And I take Aromasin to keep my Estradiol in check if I let my Estradiol get to high I have ED and no libido right now I am 69 and have Rem Sleep Wood every night. I use this to gauge how good my Estradiol levels are I call RSW being in the sweet spot.
And by the way Dr. Shippen and Dr. Crisler work together to come up with better ways to do TRT. Here are my last labs.
Testosterone, Total range 250 – 1100 ng/dL. 1002
Testosterone, Free range 46.0 – 224.0 pg/mL. 304.6 h
Testosterone, Bioavailable range 110.0 to 575.0 ng/dL. 586.7 h
SHBG range 17 – 54 nmol/L. 14 low
Estradiol range 13 to 54 pg/ml new range <39 pg/ml. 28
Albumin, Serum range 3.6 – 5.1 g/dL. 4.2
My SHBG is low due to being on Aromasin this lowers SHBG.
12-20-2013, 03:51 PM
12-20-2013, 04:22 PM
You know what that was my labs from 10 weeks ago I was on Generic Test C and my Express Scripts were out of it and sent me the brand name Depo T so we had to lower my dose from 80 mgs to 70 mgs my level from yesterday seeing my Dr. were for TT 836 on the Depo T Free T and Bio are about the same. But now my new refill came in as the generic Test C so I will need to go back on 80 mgs E3D again. Just goes to show your the generic is not as strong and the brand name.
I don't feel good with TT levels less then 800.
12-20-2013, 04:58 PM
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12-20-2013, 06:34 PM
I use to look that good maybe a little less but not at 69 yrs of age and on TRT 32 yrs I look in the mirror and can't believe what I see dam shame. Plus all this from having low Growth Hormones for so long it pluged up my arteries and I ended up having heart bypass surgery 5 yrs ago. And it all went bad the dam Dr. took me off TRT when he was told not too and I got a bad infection in my sternum and was put in a coma for 14 weeks. Until my family Dr. heard I was not doing well and came to see me. When he seen I was off TRT he had a fit this dam near killed me all went good after I went back on TRT.
But then they put me on Statin Drugs and after 2 yrs. of me complaing about the sides one morning I could not stand up or walk the dam drugs crippled me now I need a walker to stand up and walk and when I do I am in a lot of pain.
12-20-2013, 07:17 PM
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12-20-2013, 10:56 PM
I'm curious what Chrisler had to say. He believes in more frequent subQ injects. Did he recommend this for you now?
12-21-2013, 11:25 AM
12-21-2013, 11:32 AM
He recommends this to his men that need more then 100 mgs / week of Test C shots. And to his men that have high E2 problems and have trouble staying level until there next shot. For yrs. he was not for this until he hooked up with Dr. Shippen now at his forum he has a sticky about this and a Video showing him doing a subQ shot to his self.
You can also listen to him on Super Human Radio at his forum he has the shows in his sticky threads.
As for how good is it some men don't like it and went back to IM shots outhers love it and I feel it's the best way I ever did TRT.
12-21-2013, 12:18 PM
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12-21-2013, 04:01 PM
12-21-2013, 04:43 PM
Beats me maybe how many times you stick needles into the Vial I don't know but what gets me is I need 16 one ml. vails to last me 90 days. Everytime I get it refilled the figure it out to the last drop 12 vials. Doing .4 mls / shot all I can get out of the vial is 2 shots I pitch .2 mls on every vial and you need to pull back on the needle and if you see blood you need to start over. I end up with 16 vials but the crap I go through to get them is very bad.
12-21-2013, 05:22 PM
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