A bit about me first:
I’ve lived in Japan for 18 years.
Started TRT 10 years ago, but the wrong way:
First, my doctor had me on 5000iu HCG a week. E2 levels outta control and not a good feeling.
Next, I was given 1 shot of Test E twice a month. The rollercoaster was horrible.
Finally got a doctor that was willing to work with me. Unfortunately, insurance will only pay for my test e if I have the injections done in office. The doctor’s office is too far away and as this is a lifetime problem so I decided to get my hands on some Test E and Adex from outside Japan. (Adex is not covered at all under insurance and costs 800USD if I buy it from the doctor. 25USD an amp of test from the doctor). Too much for me…at least right now.
The doctor says that it’s legal for me to bring in my own meds so long as they aren’t the ‘fun’ drugs. I had that somewhat confirmed by the Ministry of Food and Health. Getting Adex is easy. But I always worry when placing an order for my Test as it’s injectable and needles are NOT allowed. I get mine from my doctor which is allowed (Albeit hard to find one willing).
Google keeps bringing me here and to Cortes and his posts. I was hoping that maybe he and/or some vets who live in Japan can chime in with their experiences.
Japanese customs opened 1 package once in all my years, but it was just Adex and it went through without issue.
I called customs in at all major airports (3 in all) that a package could pass through. They all have different degrees of confidence when it comes to the importing of gear. From ‘…if it’s not meth, you’re fine.’ to ‘Mark the package so we can check it and have your doctor fill out form X otherwise it’ll get tossed’
For those that don’t live in Japan, the feelings of unease may seem odd. Unfortunately, commonsense in Japan…not so common. Those that live here will understand, I hope.