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Switch from SubQ?

My shbg is around 30 so middle of the range but I felt like sub q would just sit in the fat and some would go down others would remain for longer.

After all it’s designed to be IM

If you believe that then you should also read the official dosing instructions and only inject once every two weeks.

Ok, thanks for the advice. Perhaps I’ll wait to see my labs and discuss with Defy before I just jump to IM

I got lumps but not painful unless your pushing on it. Yes it will stay for a couple weeks because it’s not in the muscle and you can feel it right under the skin.

Not really, dosing timing and method of administration are completely different things. Pills are designed to be swollowed but can be crushed and sniffed. Doesn’t mean that’s what they were designed for.

Oil is designed for IM injection but it can be given SubQ. It doesn’t mean it’s been designed for SubQ.

Read and be up to date young padawan.


Testosterone (T) is commonly administered intramuscularly to treat hypogonadal males and female-to-male (FTM) transgender patients. However, these injections can involve significant discomfort and may require arrangements for administration by others.

We assessed whether T could be administered effectively and safely subcutaneously as an alternative to intramuscular (IM) injections.

Our observations indicate that SC T injections are an effective, safe, and well-accepted alternative to IM T injections.

Yep have seen that study. But see above, it doesn’t work wel for a lot of people. A lot prefer Shallow IM.