Hey guys, I'm new here and I posted awhile back with a short synopsis on me and my TRT regimem but it more specifically was requesting information on TRT-induced acne. In this thread I intend to post all of my future labs, updates from the doc, and changes in dosing. Any and all comments/insight would be greatly appreciated.
I'm 26 years old and was found to have low T (approx 119 ng/dl) in January 2009, when in late august 2008 my levels had been 852 ng/dl (I was 21). After seeing a variety of endo's who all accused me of steroid abuse due to my muscular size (and they claimed my levels would return to normal once enough time had passed since my steroid abuse that might I add NEVER OCCURRED) and my levels never again going above ~350-400 range, my GP prescribed me with Test Cypionate 200 mg IM injections once every 2 weeks (Feb 2011). My injection dosage has since been changed to 250 mg IM injections once every 2 weeks.
TRT has worked great for me. Yeah my balls are smaller but I don't really care. I've been blessed with a nice size unit and that's all the ladies care about anyways. I will address fertility issues later, but for now my primary concern has been acne. I've been on accutane for 5 months now and STILL have pretty bad acne. I'm NOT coping well at all with it since before I was on TRT I always had beautiful skin. So do you want beautiful skin? Or a worthless dick and dwindling muscles?
So after reading the stickies on this board, I've decided to go to my doctor on 6-6-13 and request at the minimum once weekly injections at half dosage. I've been told that more stable levels as opposed to peaks and valleys will help alleviate my acne.
Also, what I'm REALLY going to be asking for is permission to give myself EOD subq Test injections. I know I could just do it without permission and to be honest, I have switched to doing this the past few days and my acne is immediately subsiding - but I really don't feel comfortable continuing on this regimen without checking my bloodwork. I intend to present the study to my doctor that was conducted in Canada regarding subq injections and request that I switch to a similar protocol and monitor my bloodwork very closely.
Updates to follow. If anyone has had success in convincing their doctor to permit subq injections, I'd love to hear your story. I'm pretty confident he will shoot it down, but I have to try.