I knew I was going to have to make the switch from Androgel to TestCyp injections since my new insurance is no help with the gel (and gels may not have been the best way to go in any case). I talked to my GP, and I now have a nice new 2000 mg/10 ml vial of TestCyp sitting in front of me. So far, so good.
After lots of reading here and on other forums, I've decided that I'm going to give SC injections a shot (bad pun). I'm thinking I'll try EOD injections, using 31 ga, 0.5 ml 5/16" BD Ultra Fine insulin syringes I bought online today from Allegro. I know the 31 ga will be slow, but I'm a pretty patient guy. To get to a starting dose of 100 mg/week with the 200 mg/ml TestCyp, I figure that's 0.15 ml per each EOD injection.
So here's where I need some advice. I'm using two 40.5 mg packets of Androgel per day now (equal to 4 pumps?), and I have about a 15 day supply remaining at that rate. Should I just stop the gel completely the day of my first injection... or, given the slow absorption rate of the TestCyp and the low EOD dose, should I taper down on the gel over a couple of weeks(?) while the injections come up to speed?