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That is funny pole, I had my first injection yesterday at the doctor's office. I tried to do it myself, but had the nurse finish the job. My wife may nee to do it for me. My wife loves me and she would not hurt me, but for some reason the same thought crosses my mind. What if she if mad at me? But the topicals are not working for me, so I need to try the injections. I also have concerns now (thank you Sam for the info) about the topicals in general. Where does all that T go anyhow, if you absorb only 10%? I have bcbs like Ken, and the $10/month copay is a big draw for me as well. The plan is to inject weekly, at 200mg per injection. Is that dosage high? I thought 100-150mg was more common? Sorry I don't mean to take over your thread
I am 6'2" and 195 lbs. I might ask if I can inject less next time, maybe 160mg. The injection site was painless the first day, but it started hurting yesterday afternoon. The nurse said I need to try not to tense up when the needle is going in. I am hoping I will get somewht used to the shot and it won't bother me so much in the future.
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200mg isn't too much. I'm at 300mg per week. At 150mg I was getting a little dip at the end of the week. At 300mg, I'm rock solid all week. I've even gone 9 days without an injection and I didn't feel anything like I used to when i was at 150. It's not like a superhuman effect or anything. I have normal human male strength and everything else is completely normal. I don't have any of the symptoms I used to. I sleep 8 hours a night and then I wake up on my own. I used to sleep 12 hours when my testosterone was in the 300's and I'd feel tired if I slept 6-8 hours and it was hard to wake up. Now I just wake up and have energy.My strength came up about 10-20% and then it's stayed right about there actually. So like I said, it's not superhuman strength. I can bench my own bodyweight maybe 10 times. So like I said, it's not too much. I've had my clotting factor tested too and it's normal. My red blood cell count hasn't shot up or anything yet.
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Everyone is different. What is your body weight? And have you measured your T levels post 300mg?
Btw, if the shots are causing you pain afterwards, try a smaller gauge needle. I use a 25 gauge 1" needle and rarely feel much effects during or after the injection. When I first started, the nurse was using a 22 ga. needle, 1 1/2" long and I would feel sore for a day or two afterwards. Not that bad, but why use a fat needle if you don't need it?
Quote from: Quincy on April 22, 2013, 08:19:02 amBtw, if the shots are causing you pain afterwards, try a smaller gauge needle. I use a 25 gauge 1" needle and rarely feel much effects during or after the injection. When I first started, the nurse was using a 22 ga. needle, 1 1/2" long and I would feel sore for a day or two afterwards. Not that bad, but why use a fat needle if you don't need it?Only impatience, eh?
Some day I will try a 27 gauge as I've read of others who do this with no problem.