What time to get blood drawn

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    What time to get blood drawn


    I have been on androgel for a little over a week now and have to get my labs drawn at week two.

    My question is what time of the day - relative to my application of androgel - should I get my blood drawn?

    If I apply the gel at 8:00 a.m., how will it affect my levels?

    Also, if I switch to shots (which I will do if DHT comes in way high), what is a good starting dose given the fact that I've been on transdermals? Do I still need to load?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick055 View Post
    I have been on androgel for a little over a week now and have to get my labs drawn at week two.

    My question is what time of the day - relative to my application of androgel - should I get my blood drawn?

    If I apply the gel at 8:00 a.m., how will it affect my levels?

    Also, if I switch to shots (which I will do if DHT comes in way high), what is a good starting dose given the fact that I've been on transdermals? Do I still need to load?
    Shower APPLY the gel wait 2-3 hours get blood drawn to get the peak.
    If t results comes back little higher or even lower gel is not for you..goto shots. I am seeing that some people on e3d shot are having higher e2 for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardasnails1973 View Post
    If t results comes back little higher or even lower gel is not for you..goto shots.
    What about trying a higher concentration of gel first? I am only on 5 ml 1% right not; I could go to 7.5 or 10 ml of the 1%.

    I would actually prefer weekly shots as I think they give you more of a "pop" from what I've read, but at this point my doctor's office wants me to come in to get them and I ain't down with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick055 View Post
    What about trying a higher concentration of gel first? I am only on 5 ml 1% right not; I could go to 7.5 or 10 ml of the 1%.

    I would actually prefer weekly shots as I think they give you more of a "pop" from what I've read, but at this point my doctor's office wants me to come in to get them and I ain't down with that.
    Anything to make a buck !!
    try the gel if not absorbing check adrenals and thyroid thickness of skin can make a huge difference in absorption

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