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Getting Testopel Insert Monday Morning

Hello

Long time lurker here, mostly digging for information with good results.

So, I’m getting the inserts put in Monday morning by my general practitioner. My testosterone level is a 146 and I will be 45 in May. I going to see a specialist to look for anything that my family doctor might be missing at the first week of May. This will also see how effective these pellets are after being on it for about a month.

I’m on Axiron right now I think it’s helping but at 300 dollars a month, I’m open for other options.

I think I would like to get injections that i can do myself, a coworker is on it and the cost is 10 dollars a vile.

Yup injections are far and away the better way to go, IMO…more consistent dosing, you can control it yourself, and easier to pin down E2…

But that said, we have a few guys on here that like the testpoel. Matty and JonBoy are two, maybe a couple others.

Yes I’m on the pellets. I had them done first time in December,
12 pellets inserted. 4 weeks latter my blood draw shows 920 TT and 62 E2
12 weeks latter I’m at 650 TT and 30 E2
Im getting another draw at the 16 week mark. I will probably be under 500 by then and ready for a new round.
So for me its 12 pellets every 4 months.

On androgel my total T was 1050 and E2 95
My levels were always jumping around on the gels
I never did try shots though.

I have done gels, Testopel, and now injections. For me, injections are the most effective and convenient. The first time that I had Testopel inserted I had to be in meetings all day and only iced for the first 30 minutes; a huge bruise and several days of discomfort followed. For the next two times, I planned the procedure on days in which I could ice off and on for several hours and take it easy. On those occasions the result was very little discomfort and perhaps a tiny bruise. Still, there is an incision involved so there has to be some slight tenderness. For me my T fell into a huge bell curve. It started low and ended low. Perhaps, if I had stuck with it, I could have had the time in between the insertions shortened, but I am very comfortable with the injections which to me are easy and for the most part pain free.

Many here know that E2 management is mission critical. If you manage E2 with an AI [Aromatase Inhibitor], then the dose needs to match your T levels. If T levels are changing over a few months, what is your AI dose?

I have utilized all three methods. Never had any problems with the pellets but the injections are a smoother ride and much cheaper. Also, as ksman indicated, much easier to dial in the E2.

The procedure wasn’t so bad and it took about 5 minutes, there is some bruising and my butt is a little sore still. I’ve not noticed anything but I suppose it can take several days.

[quote]KSman wrote:
Many here know that E2 management is mission critical. If you manage E2 with an AI [Aromatase Inhibitor], then the dose needs to match your T levels. If T levels are changing over a few months, what is your AI dose?[/quote]

Are the AI that you get over the counter worth anything? If yes can you point me to a reputable brand?

[quote]KSman wrote:
Many here know that E2 management is mission critical. If you manage E2 with an AI [Aromatase Inhibitor], then the dose needs to match your T levels. If T levels are changing over a few months, what is your AI dose?[/quote]

I have been resisting taking an AI and so far I haven’t had to. If my levels go back up I will.

It’s been five days now and I’m doing well. I sleep like a rock, I have a prescription for Temazepam and I feel like I don’t need it. I’m still a little sore but nothing bothersome. One profound thing I’ve noticed is how clear my mind is, which is why I think I’m sleeping so well. The morning wood is kind of cool, I wouldn’t call it wood actually it’s more like granite. It’s a shame my wife hates morning sex.