Hi, I’m having a great deal of difficulty finding out the best, safest way of splitting my HCG into smaller doses in Australia. It seems most doctors and pharmacies have never heard of HCG or of bacteriostatic water.
As discussed throughout this site, I should be aiming for small, regular injections of HCG while on trt in order to preserve testicular size and sperm production.
I will be starting Test E injections soon and have also been prescribed 1500iu HCG SQ once every few weeks - when I feel like it, so maybe once every 2 weeks, 3 or 4. I’m not overly happy about this. My doc first said I could take it twice a week but as I can’t afford that he said less often is fine. I’ve had issues with such large doses of HCG in the past so keen to have smaller doses. Fertility and hormonal stability are my biggest concerns.
In Australia, the smallest dose of HCG I can get is 1500iu. This comes in a glass ampule of powder that I mix with a class ampule of saline and then (as the box says) have to inject immediately.
I’ve noticed in other countries, people can easily split their doses down to 250iu every 2 days using bacteriostatic water. I can’t get bacteriostatic water in Aus, and I’m reluctant to buy online.
I’m hoping someone can advise the best way for me to split the 1500iu into smaller doses. The saline solution doesn’t keep well once mixed with the HCG powder and is open to bacterial infection.
One idea is to mix it up using saline, draw it up into 6 syringes, then before each injection, transfer it into a new syringe using a Ministart Syringe Filter to filter out any potential bacteria that has grown while in the fridge. I’m not sure if this is the best way to do it though. I’m not even sure if HCG will stay effective if done this way.
Option 2. I find some bacteriostatic water, mix it with the powder and split into syringes. I don’t think I’ll find it.
Option 3. I stick with 1500iu doses every few weeks and risk estrogen spikes and desensitize receptors. Although maybe this is the best way to preserve fertility??
Option 4. Looking into finding a compounding pharmacy that can provide HCG to me in smaller doses. I have a feeling it’s going to cost an arm and a leg and my left nut!
Tldr: how do I split up 1500iu HCG into smaller doses in Australia without injecting bacteria into my body?