Long story short: Have tried many different dosages. From 150mg-210mg per week, all split between EOD shots (50mg, 55mg, etc). Due to covid I had to get labs myself because I lost my health insurance and had my doctor just look at them with me. These were my labs I got myself at QUEST:
AT TROUGH ~48 hours after last injection: ~200mg (57.5mg EOD) TT: 1008, FT: 24
No abnormality in other labs, but no improvement, doctor bumped me to 210mg. Then I got more labs myself.
AT TROUGH ~48 hours after last injection: 210mg (60mg EOD) TT: 1389, FT: 41
Not sure how but that increase was pretty drastic for 10mg. Likely too high, dealing with acne. So I dropped my dose to 190mg. Doctor had me come in to get labs a week after I dropped dose from 210mg to 190mg since I had insurance again. Results shouldn’t be much different but he wanted to take his own bloodwork instead of me going to get them myself.
NOT AT TROUGH 12-20 hours after last injection (can’t remember exact timing) ~190mg (55mg EOD) TT: 1987!!, FT: 68!!
WOAH. WHY ARE MY LABS SO HIGH?! Even though it wasn’t taken at the trough my peak shouldn’t be this crazy right? Otherwise I’ve done nothing different. I use insulin syringes so I know my dosages are on point. My next doctor appointment is in 2 weeks so idk how to proceed. Based on my other labs I should not be this crazy high on the scale unless for some reason my levels fluctuate that much over a 48 hour period.