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TRT requesting labs...

C T J

C T J

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So I started TRT in April or May of last year. We did blood work before we started and I was in the 400s. After 10 weeks we do another hormone panel and I'm around 1100. So I've been at 200mg week the entire time (7+ months) until 3 weeks ago where I bumped it up to 300mg/week. So I've been on 300mg/week for nearly a month now and they call out of the blue saying it's time to meet again and get my hormone panel done. Shit...ok. So on Saturday I will draw 100mg and Wed I'll draw 100mg again being the first week total back to 200mg/week. How long will it take for my levels to adjust back down to the <1100 level?
 
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whatsup

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When did you bump it up yourself? Are you in it for health reasons or to pump iron and cycle?
Usually as you may know with trt 200 weekly or every two weeks is the max and 200 weekly is pushing it.
At that dose you are on the 300 I bet your estradiol and hematocrit is sky high. To answer your question it can take 6 to 8 weeks for T to stabilize. Maybe at this point it's better to just be honest. When they see your labs is all on her the place plus your T level will be double they will know
 
C T J

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Appreciate the response @whatsup. I started 300mg week 3-4 weeks ago. I've been taking aromasin 12.5mg every day. I started TRT because I wanted higher than 400ng/dl. I felt like shit most of the time but I train hard and wanted better gains.
 
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Appreciate the response @whatsup. I started 300mg week 3-4 weeks ago. I've been taking aromasin 12.5mg every day. I started TRT because I wanted higher than 400ng/dl. I felt like shit most of the time but I train hard and wanted better gains.
I see. I think you should be honest with them. What would you say when they see it doubled? Also won't you run out of T sooner since you are increasing it to what was prescribed?
My doctor only gives me 3 months at a time at 60 mg every 5 days.
 
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I see. I think you should be honest with them. What would you say when they see it doubled? Also won't you run out of T sooner since you are increasing it to what was prescribed?
My doctor only gives me 3 months at a time at 60 mg every 5 days.
It's either try and delay it for a month or be honest with them. 10ml vials are pretty easy to come by
 
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So if you are at 300 per week, you’d need 7-10 days with no test to come back into the normal range.

A good rule of thumb when on TRT.

Also, just my .02, cut down the anti e to once or twice a week and half the dosage you’d normally take. See if that helps with how you’ve been feeling.
 
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Appreciate the response @whatsup. I started 300mg week 3-4 weeks ago. I've been taking aromasin 12.5mg every day. I started TRT because I wanted higher than 400ng/dl. I felt like shit most of the time but I train hard and wanted better gains.
Gains aside. How do you feel on the 300 weekly?
 
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I'm on 200mg a week, I come off a month before and run my replacement dose then, I'm usually down in the 700's by the time my draw comes. I'd see about pushing them back, say you can't get there for a week and skip a dose.
 
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So if you are at 300 per week, you’d need 7-10 days with no test to come back into the normal range.

A good rule of thumb when on TRT.

Also, just my .02, cut down the anti e to once or twice a week and half the dosage you’d normally take. See if that helps with how you’ve been feeling.
I'm on 200mg a week, I come off a month before and run my replacement dose then, I'm usually down in the 700's by the time my draw comes. I'd see about pushing them back, say you can't get there for a week and skip a dose.

Thanks, guys! I'm going to try and push it off until next Friday
 
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@JackD - it's been 7 days, I'll have my panel done on Friday. Do you think I should wait to do a 200mg injection until after the test or would one now be okay? I dont want to be too low. I was 1100 last test. Thank you.
 
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