Thank you all for the feedback. So far I’ve gathered the following key points:
My doctor may not be a specialist in this area despite this being his ‘main’ thing. (I’m holding out on the possibility that he mainly deals with patients who are 65+ )
Monthly injections is not realistic and either a weekly or fortnightly approach is best.
Smaller frequent doses is better than larger infrequent doses.
Fortunately I’m not scared of biochemistry and can happily read the subject matter. Also fortunately, the doctor is more than happy to teach me how to self-inject and I can buy Testoviron from him or anywhere else (although his prices are cheaper than the pharmacy).
I wanted to add some of my metrics and see if anyone had some feedback for me:
Prior to starting, I had Total T @ 410.
I then did three injections, each of 200 each. Following the third injection I did blood tests:
T+4 : 1676
T+18 : 345
T+23 : 284
So at 18 days after the injection, the Total T is far lower than what I would like and lower than pre-TRT. This heavily suggests that going 18 days without administration is too long to go.
Based on the rate of decrease, it would seem a full injection weekly might actually be needed to keep me at 1000 level. However, it might be worthwhile to try every 2 weeks with 200mg (or weekly with 100mg) to see how that stabilizes.
Additionally, after 23 days I’m down to 284… is that bad or expected? At this rate, in one more week (which brings me to T+30) I should be at -136 (or as close to zero as one can go). Is that normal/expected?
On the plus side, I can go and get blood tests pretty cheap & easily and usually get results same day, so it makes it easy for me to monitor. I may well have to be my own ‘doctor’, which I’d rather not, until I can find a better specialist.