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Old 12-02-2002, 09:42 PM   #1
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Question testosterone replacement therapy.

Hi all,

After having a number of symptoms, my Dr tested me for hormone levels after a bunch of test (inc. brain scan) he prescribed testosterone injections, 2cc every 2-3 weeks.
My question is: injecting 2cc every 2 weeks the same as injecting 1 cc every week? I find that a day or 2 after an injection I am as horny as a teen and then it goes to normal and declines over the 2-3 weeks until the symptoms come back and its time for a shot. I thought that taking 1 cc every week will lessen the "up n down" effects..

any one with experience?

Thanks,

L

PS: BTW Im 50...

[This message has been edited by Lordie (edited 12-03-2002).]

 
Old 12-04-2002, 05:53 PM   #2
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I have been thru the same situation myself. I have very low testosterone levels myself and started out doing the injections every two weeks to. I had the same results, horny as hell the first few days then it rapidly declined until the next injection. I switched to the Androgel that you use daily and have found that i have a much more even result.

 
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Old 12-08-2002, 07:10 AM   #3
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Yes going to 1 cc per week vs 2cc every two weeks is the same thing. Do you know what test you are using (cyp,prop,enth, and so on or did you get good old deca.
most oil based test have a life of 2-3 weeks per shot.
the amount your taking is almost nothing, recreational body buliders take 400 -600mg per week or 4-6 cc. pros go as high as 1200-1400mg per week. you ought to stop using it for a while but tell you doc your still using but need more, when you get enough to do a 8-10 week cycle you could train hard, eat well, and bulk up on muscle size.

 
Old 12-08-2002, 08:16 PM   #4
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I am using Cyp (seseme oil based).
I am seeing my Dr. tomorrow and will run this by him, but this 2cc every 2 weeks doesnt work for me. If the Dr says its ok Ill try 1cc every week or even 0.5 cc twice a week. But I think this shooting up twice a week is going to get old quick
BTW, I was amazed when I was told my level was 100... I was still sexualy active at those levels.. hummm... But after taking my first shots I realized how much better I feel with test.. energy levels a beter, no tired all the time, and have an easier time in the gym..

 
Old 12-11-2002, 05:42 PM   #5
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Hey Ares
Just how do you use this andrgel? Is it something that I can use just once in a while or do I have to use it regularly? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Thx
Steve

 
Old 02-11-2003, 02:03 PM   #6
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I have been using Androgel for 2 1/2 months and I don't feel any different. My test was 154 and now is 490 but my sex drive is still 0. 6 months ago I had no sex drive problem, it is real frustrating. How long does it take for the Androgel to kick in?

 
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I have been using Androgel for 2 1/2 months and I don't feel any different. My test was 154 and now is 490 but my sex drive is still 0. 6 months ago I had no sex drive problem, it is real frustrating. How long does it take for the Androgel to kick in?

 
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I have been using Androgel for 2 1/2 months and I don't feel any different. My test was 154 and now is 490 but my sex drive is still 0. 6 months ago I had no sex drive problem, it is real frustrating. How long does it take for the Androgel to kick in?

 
Old 02-11-2003, 07:13 PM   #9
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I have been using Androgel daily for the last 3 months and have noticed no improvement in libido, although my doc tells me that my Testosterone levels have increased. I have read that it may take up to 6 mos. to feel total affects.

 
Old 02-11-2003, 10:59 PM   #10
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noticed no improvement in libido, although my doc tells me that my Testosterone levels have increased.
I doubt it should take 6 months to work. Although testosterone is important for libido so too is estradiol and SHBG. If estradiol is too high it means the testosterone you are taking is being converted in to estrogens at a high a rate. Similarly if SHBG is low then all the testostereone is being absorbed into the SHBG and you have none left to work.

I suggest some blood tests for estradiol and SHBG as well as thyroid and free testostereone (rather than total testosterone).

 
Old 02-12-2003, 07:50 AM   #11
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I had my thyroid tested and it is fine.

 
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