When to retest?
- 04-28-2007, 12:23 AM
When to retest?
I started TRT with test cyp inj 3x weekly and hcg twice weekly about 1 month ago. I know I've seen threads about when to retest but I could not find them. Any advice on when to retest in terms of how many weeks after starting, as well as how long after an injection. I'm fairly certain the consensus I saw before was 5 to 6 weeks, but I don't recall anything about how soon after an injection. My schedule is as follows:
Sun test inj
Mon hcg inj
Tues test inj
- 04-28-2007, 09:06 AM
In the past my DHT was borderline high even with less than ideal testosterone level, so I was concerned with using topicals. Also, with two young children and a wife I had some concerns about transfer from topical. I am a pharmacist and have unfortunately seen a few pts have problems with that (though likely it was their own carelessness I'm sure). From what I read here and on another forum, the 2 to 3 times weekly injections schedule seems to produce the most steady levels while minimizing estradiol conversion. Any thoughts on retesting?
- 04-28-2007, 12:30 PM
04-28-2007, 06:13 PM
Post them with units and ranges.
The first effort usually is to stay away from Testosterone.
Fixing adrenals, thyroid, estrogen sometime is all that is need.
At some point you may want to consider urine test to find out your 2/16 estrone ratio so you can work on it if need be.
Retesting in 6-8 weeks should work fine.
I have a nice long list for testing that I post from time to time,
if you want I can repost it.
I have a infant grandson.
I use 100mg/1gram Tcream 1gram/day and
100mg/1gram pregnenolone cream 1gram/day
I put it on my calfs and rub the calfs against each other.
20 min latter I put a pants on.
04-28-2007, 08:26 PM
Thanks for the reply. I don't have the tests with me, but my tsh, t3 and t4, and cortisol all look good (roughly middle of norms). Total testosterone was 310 (at that time shbg and estradiol were not done). For background, I have lost 50 lbs over the last 7 months and now work out hard 5 days per week, and eat a very clean diet. I really feel like the 310 was probably up due to the changes I made and how I felt, but I had a strong feeling my Testosterone was low due to low libido and lack of results from weightlifing. I like the tip about applying to the calves, good idea. Any thoughts on what day and/or how long after a shot I should test?
04-28-2007, 09:12 PM
04-29-2007, 08:54 AM
Thanks again. With this schedule that is what I was thinking.
04-30-2007, 01:39 PM
04-30-2007, 02:04 PM
Same here. Use a 1/2" needle, 27G in the thigh, no big deal to inject more often. I have to believe it keeps the estrogen level down more, while also having less of an up and down feeling.
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