I took testim (same as androgel) at 5g and 10g/day and still felt like shit. I started enanthate 100mg/wk and felt f-ing spectacular. No more depression, better motivation, much better sex drive, etc. The injections made a huge difference over the gels. You might want to give it a try since it sounds like you’re where I used to be with the gels.
Also, I stopped the androgel the day I started ent. Was that a wise thing to do? I know I should have asked before I did it but hey. It was thurs the 14th. I was expecting the ent to kick in as the andro left my body. Like a schmuck, I’m asking now after being off the andro for 3 days. I played 2hrs of racquet ball today and feel pretty good. I imagine that can change rapidly. Thanks
You could have overlapped by one day. the injection kicks in fast and you will feel the injections in 1 or 2 days, but that might take a while to get responsive as cells need to change gene transcription and will get more responsive. For many early response can be very intense, especially sexually, that changes as SHBG and E come to spoil the fun. And the down time at the end of weekly cycles can get longer and longer until the down side is 7 days long and you can’t feel a lift when you do inject. Sort of like being a junkie I guess. But when that happens, more T will not solve the problem. More than one injection per week can make things better for some by creating even levels. The peaks of larger doses further apart can create larger levels of E and SHBG. A T roller coaster is not natural.
After injecting for 2 months you should have a good feeling about where things are and headed.
You can have, for some, more T than you ever had when young and still feel like crap. You know the T is that high as you can build muscle and grow hair in new places. But high T is not enough, so taking more will not necessarily help. Many things need to be in balance with the T… and other hormones and drugs can help you get there.
Everyone is different, be open minded to what you may need. Keep notes about what is going on. A good doc wants to hear how things are going from many aspects and its better if you feed instead of him fishing for clues. If you are excited to be meeting your doc to discuss the good and the bad, be sure to point out how you normally feel and act if you are usually down… he needs to know that.
I have to say that I am more relaxed in the last 2 days and I assume that is from no androgel. I also hope the ent has kicked in a little. As I said, I did 250mg enanthate on thursday and plan to do 100 a week. Will have to do the math as my bottle is 250mg=1ml. And I guess going from first injection of 250 to 100 isn’t going to have that much of an effect.
Again, I’m am certainly GUESSING. I am reading as much as my meager brain can handle so hopefuly, like you say, in a month or so I might see the bigger picture and have a little more insight. I got a semi sitting on the couch this afternoon so that is a step in the right direction. I’m keeping in mind the twice a wk thing but for now I think I am going to do the once a wk and take it from there. 3 days but so far so good. Thanks