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MuscleHead
Apr 11, 2017
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Guys, I've been on Trt for a few years. My doctor had prescribed 200 mg weekly but I have always been afraid to go high so on 100 mg my HTC is 52.5 but since I've been tired we decided on 200 mg and for the first time on that dose.
Will the 200mg per week micro dosing 3 times a week make htc worse?
The Dr wants to check the levels in 6 weeks, but is it dangerous to wait?


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The increased test dosage may very well increase your HCT. But even if it does, there won’t be anything critical in the 6 weeks until retesting your level.
 
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MuscleHead
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The increased test dosage may very well increase your HCT. But even if it does, there won’t be anything critical in the 6 weeks until retesting your level.
Thank you. Idk if it's just nerves but I've had a slight ongoing headache the last two days. Worried htc is higher. I guess I can wait 6 weeks and test.

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I struggle with hematocrit too. My doc isn't very tuned into HRT so I've had to find my way. I really don't know where I would be at on 100 mg/w at this point. In the past would be ~50, which is at the tippy top of the range. 100 mg/w doesn't even keep my T in normal range over the week. 200 mg/w sends my Hct up pretty high on the order of 52-54%. On cycle close to 1000 mg/w, say 350 Test:300 Primo:300 EQ, it will creep up to 60% if I let it. So i have things timed through the year to go off for short periods and donate 2x a year around my TRT and little 2x per year cycles. A month off gets my Hct from 56% to 50%. 8 weeks off gets me to 47%. Donation gets me down 3-4%. My best most sustainable TRT+ has been 100 mg test 75 mg Primo. Hct stays very close to normal range and I don't get the water retention that I do from 200 mg Test C. That's me. Your mileage could be different. So 4 things that help:

1. Go off for 3-4 weeks (drop Hct 3-5%)
2. Go off for 8 weeks (drops Hct 7-10%)
3. Donate (drop Hct 3-5%)
4. Go off for 4 weeks and donate at week 3 (drops Hct 7-10%). It's important to have that last week off to prevent rebound.

8-10 weeks off and I can get my LH and FSH into normal range and test into low to midish range (300-450) with hCG and Clomid properly timed. I still do this once a year just out of old cycling habits to preserve HPTA in case I have to completely go off TRT indefinitely for health reasons or somehow society makes it impossible.
 
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Guys, I've been on Trt for a few years. My doctor had prescribed 200 mg weekly but I have always been afraid to go high so on 100 mg my HTC is 52.5 but since I've been tired we decided on 200 mg and for the first time on that dose.
Will the 200mg per week micro dosing 3 times a week make htc worse?
The Dr wants to check the levels in 6 weeks, but is it dangerous to wait?


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There is research that show micro dosing can help control HCT because the peaks and troughs are not as dramatic. May not work with everyone though. As long as you are not taking medication that grapefruit reacts with eating a 1/2 grapfruit/d can help and metformin will also lower HCT. Blood dumps also can help lower HCT 2-3 points. You doctor will have to write an order for this. I would say the 200mg dose will make the HCT much worse. You will be Ok until your next labs.
 
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MuscleHead
Apr 11, 2017
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What is interesting at 200 mg weekly I had similar results like then I did 100 mg weekly.
Free T then and now 35/39
Total 980/1199
Htc 52/52ish
Hemoglobin 17ish both times.
Is there a reason for this?

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MuscleHead
Apr 11, 2017
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Since my HTC if 52.3 on 200mg didn't really go up from 100mg the Dr is keeping me on the 200mg.

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