Update: Okay so we had our 3rd visit to the Endo yesterday, after 5 weeks of being on 100mg Sustanon p/w, and 1mg arimidex p/w.
Blood was taken the day before the weekly injection, and the result for T was 7 (range 10-30)??? Lower than before we started!!! (which was 10)
Estradiol was 43 (range 40 - 100&something) so that was fine - perhaps we should back that off a little?[/quote]
No. Leave it where you’re at. You’re not trying to hit the middle of the range, you’re trying to keep it low.
This isn’t strictly a numbers game. How you feel is more important than what the numbers say. If you drive estradiol too low, you’ll know not from the numbers but by how you feel. Loss of libido, pain in the joints, etc. will tell you that estradiol is too low.
I know Bushy mentioned that the different compounds in Sustanon means unstable weekly levels, but still isn’t 7 a little low???[/quote]
The human body isn’t a machine and it isn’t a computer and it isn’t simple. It’s a highly complex system and it reacts to anything you do to it, so it’s going to take a while to get things sorted out. The lower T is most likely the result of the exogenous T you’re taking causing the shutdown of all natural T production. Understand? Now the injections have to make up for the “lost” T as well as trying to get it above previous levels. This is actually a perfectly normal reaction.
So with this in mind we’ve now been prescribed 125mg p/w test-e and will see how that goes…
As test-e only comes in 250mg/ml pre-packaged in Australia, the Doc has recommended we use half, and throw the other half away. Obviously we don’t want to do that, and would rather “stock up for a rainy day cough cough”. Can anybody tell me how to go about using half one week, and half the next? Don’t want it to become contaminated…it comes in little syringes with a rubber cap on it.
Any advise/comments appreciated - sorry for the long post!
Cheers, Foxen [/quote]
First off, anything your doctor has written on the prescription about how you inject should just be ignored. Inject EOD and be done with it.
Ok, so your T is coming to you in a rubber stoppered vial, right? I don’t mean to be pedantic about the jargon, I just want to make sure I understand and the jargon all means something specific.
You take a syringe with a sterile needle and draw out your dose for that day. If you want to be extra careful, you can swab the stopper with an alcohol wipe before you pierce it with the needle. Then simply leave the unused portion in the vial for use later. The only thing that is coming into contact with the testosterone is a sterile needle, so you’re not contaminating it and the rubber stopper on the vial “self seals” as soon as you withdraw the needle. Look at it and see. Do you see a gaping hole or is the place where the needle went in sealed back up?
This is really common sense stuff. Think about what you’re doing and pay attention and you’ll be fine. Obviously you want to keep things sterile. If the vial self=seals, you’re fine. If it doesn’t, then draw out a dose into as many syringes as you need and put the needle covers back on the needles and store the “extra” T right in the syringes you’re going to inject with.
Good luck and don’t hesitate to PM me if you need more specific help.