Was on compounded scrotal cream for 7 months (upping dosage every 2 months with labs trying to dial in the right dose). I felt great (libido, muscle, quality of life) on the compounded cream. My skin started having bad reactions to the cream so my doc suggested I switch to injections.
He started me off with 30mg daily subcutaneous injections. I had been on these injections for 30 days and I started having heart palpitations and anxiety and could only sleep for 1-2 hours at a time. I have never had these symptoms before in my life. I found this forum and several threads saying these symptoms are quite normal as your body adjusts to a new protocol.
After reading these forums and the stickies it sounds like my starting injection dose of 210mg/weekly (30mg/daily subq) is really high and the suggested starting point is 100mg/week.
I am pretty sure I want to lower my dose but now I’m afraid that doing so will just cause more anxiety, heart racing, insomnia, etc. However, it sounds like the symptoms might resolve if I just ride out my current dose for another 2 weeks. Should I lower the dose or stay the course for 2 more weeks?
If I decide to lower my dose I am thinking I will go with either 15mg ED or 30mg EOD to cut it roughly in half. Are there any advantages to one over the other?
From reading the forums it looks like most are on bi-weekly injections. I don’t mind injecting daily or EOD. Is there any benefit to injecting 2 times per week?
I will obviously work with my TRT doc to dial in my dose, but since I’m suggesting switching I figure I might as well try to start in a good place. BTW, my blood draw was yesterday so I will have labs in roughly 10 days.