i do very well with delt shots using a BD 329412 which is a 1cc, 27g, 5/8" needle. this is the needle my doc prescribe to do my B-12 shots.
in the year since i’ve been on TRT i haven’t had full return of libido and i’m pI’mty sure it’s T and/or E. i know stabilizing T is the first step but i don’t know if shooting that extra day makes that much of a difference.
Most doing EOD injections are using #29 .5" .5ml. The smaller piston diameter creates higher pressures when injecting. Slow to load, but injection times are OK. [If one uses a 1ml syringe, it will be slower to inject, but same time to load.] The #29 .5" .5ml [50iu] syringes at Sam’s Club or Walmart are $12.60 per 100 for their house brand. These needles are quite economical. B-12 injects OK with .5" #29 syringes.
I use the same size syringe for T and hCG.
But 0.5ml is not enough for weekly B-12 injections. But what I do is load .375ml of B-12 then co-load .125ml of [2000iu/ml = 250iu] hCG and inject that SC EOD. That delivers 1.3 ml of B-12 per week. I do not inject B-12 IM.
Having T, adex and hCG all on the same EOD schedule seems to be an easy routine.
In many cases, E2 levels are more critical for libido than T levels. Injecting EOD VS E3D will not have much of an effect. You need to test serum E2 and then use anastrozole to get near serum E2=22pg/ml. Get E2 labs via LEF.org and pay out of pocket if your doctor will not cooperate.
With E2=37pg/ml [0-54] and TT=1000, I was struggling with mood/personality, energy and libido issues. Introducing anastrozole can be a life changing event. E2 management can easily be the biggest factor in QOL.
i guess my question was, will changing shots from E3D to EOD level out T and E significantly or is E3D flat enough? i think the reason i’m having problems dialing in my E2 is because the weekly T shot was probably putting it all over the place. i might have been too high somedays and too low on others.
i agree that E2 management is probably one of the hardest things about TRT. i would also think that the first step to E2 management is to get levels as stabil as possible with T dosage and frequency.
so many people on boards are having the same issues which leads me to believe we are missing something very fundimental.
i still haven’t quite figured out the differences between the symptoms of high E2 compared to low E2. to me they are pretty much the same. i think i drove my E2 too low before and i was waiting to get the “sore joint” symptom but never got it. it might have something to do with living in arizona…not sure.
since starting TRT a year ago i’ve only had short periods of good libido and good EQ so i assumed i was passing through a sweet spot of T:E ratio.
one annoying symptom is low dick sensitivity and these half-boners. even taking viagra only gets me about 3/4 hard most of the time and that’s with quite a bit of effort. not sure if this is from not enough T or E2 too high/too low. my wife is really supportive and she knows it’s not her but it still has a profound affect on a relationship.