Yes, I decided the best approach is to be my own doctor (sadly). I’ve gone with the regiment of weekly injections of 125 mg (0.5 ml). So far I have not noticed any negative side effects of this, and only positive.
My E2 seems to inch up a bit, hopefully I do not need more injections (are there alternatives?).
Some useful facts (for people in Thailand):
I can buy Testoviron Depot from Boots or Fascino, comes to about 180 THB/ampule (no discount if you buy the box). These are about as ‘safe’ and good a pharmacy can be. Not sure if you can get it at Boots Bangkok, but you can in Pattaya (I think different provinces have different rules).
I go to a clinic and they charge me 100 THB to do the injection (they supply syringe, nurse, etc.) I give them the ampule, they split it, load up 0.5ml, and throw away the rest (I’m not too bothered about 90THB being tossed every week, as it saves me the bother of storage or concern of contamination).
I can do a comprehensive blood work at the blood test clinic (not a hospital, they ONLY do blood test and e-mail you the results). I believe I do a full hormone panel (including Free & Total Testosterone, E2, Cortisol, Prolactin, CBC (Hematocrit, platelet, etc.) for 5,000 THB. I’m presently thinking of doing this quarterly.
So the total comes to about 14,560THB for the injections, and 20,000THB for the blood tests (or just above 1,000 USD/year for all).
Not sure what prices for this would be in the US or Bangkok. (The biggest part is the blood test and I suppose an argument can be made that you don’t need Free T every quarter, which was the most expensive part of the blood test. Without Free T, the total for blood work would be less than half).