I switched from Testim gel due to very high DHT levels caused by 5-AR enzyme conversion on the skin (levels were 240, range is high above 85). My PSA was increasing and hair loss was occurring.
Started 40mg 2x/week test cyp subQ. I have done three shots (Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday). Erections are gone and (I know TMI), my bowel movements are indicative of my body attempting to dump excess estrogen. I found a lab that uses Quest that will do a free-T, total-T and estradiol for $89. I want to go this route and go every few weeks and get on Armidex if required (my doctor is very good and okay with this). I will get labs at the doctor’s office once I feel I am normalized in terms of total T, free T, and estradiol. Then I will get these same labs repeated with SHBG, DHT, and PSA added.
How long before I should do my first test, and how should I time the test? Day of shot, two days after shot, both to get a trough and peak?
Remember this is subQ and not IM.