I’ve been on Rx TRT for 5.5 years. I haven’t felt fantastic for some time (years). Lately I’ve been struggling with bloating and water retention. I’m planning to switch to test propionate for a few months to see if I can drop some water weight and check how my body reacts to shorter esters.
What is the best way to manage the transition so I don’t “stack up” the shorter ester while my body is still clearing the long ester cypionate? I currently inject 150mg/week EOD, so 3.5 shots per week for dosing purposes.
Here’s what I’m wondering:
- Should I slowly lower the amount of cypionate injected weekly and replace it with an equal amount of propionate?
- Or should I completely stop the cypionate but inject less than my normal weekly dose of the propionate while my body is clearing out the long ester?