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Injection Timing/Sleep Issues


#1

Has anyone noticed a correllation between injections and sleeping issues? I tend to take my T injections before bed, and I think I'm noticing that I have trouble sleeping those nights. I haven't narrowed this down for sure, but would like anyone else's thoughts/experience.
Also - would it be better to take them in the AM, to more closely mimic a "natural" morning level increase?


#2

I feel a sense of euphoria an hour or so after my injection so if that's what you're feeling then yes that would keep me up as well. I don't pin close to bed time more like 7 PM.


#3

Everyone is different, so what you notice about your own response is what you need to go by.

There can be a lot of transient effects when you start TRT.

The effects can vary with E2 levels and injection protocols. The ester type can have some effects too.


#4

I'll pin again tomorrow night, so I'll try and make a mental note. I'm currently using Test enan.
I'll have my 250IU hcg tonight as well, I'll see if that makes a difference.

BTW - this is my second "go around" with TRT. Had to get a new doc, so I came off for 4 months to clean out and get new baselines. For anyone that is thinking about stopping - don't. I felt like death, to put it mildly.


#5

It's for life Cat!


#6

Well, I was up all night last night after the hcg stick. I did it right before bed, so roughly a little after 10, and it was easily after 11 before I fell asleep. Granted, I usually have a hard time getting to sleep anyway, but this was way worse. So, I guess I need to focus on taking my medicine either in the AM, or much earlier in the night.


#7

Could have been psychological...like you know your testing your ability to fall asleep is keeping you up just thinkng about it. Sort of like doctor office anxiety; patients blood pressure and pulse are normal...till the go to the doctors office and the anxiety increases both. I don't feel anything with hCG.


#8

Correct, could have all been in my head. Regardless, I'm going to try and pin my test e earlier in the night and see how I sleep tonight. I imagine I won't have a hard time at all due to the near-total lack of sleep I got last night lol.