As documented in this thread, I went to a clinic for evaluation, labs came back with mid-range total T but hit the bottom of the normal range for free T. Doc recommended a testosterone protocol, but several things about his recommendations made me want a second opinion (he prefers pellets or a one shot a week protocol and didn’t order full labs). Most people in the forum recommended that I look elsewhere and get labs drawn that would include things like SHBG, DHT, and prolactin.
I decided to contact Defy. They recommended I get new labs with everything so they would have a complete picture before proceeding. I agreed and payed $362 for a full, comprehensive panel.
My appointment with the doc at the first clinic was Monday April 2. I had blood drawn for defy on April 12. Here’s where I screwed up. At the April 2 appointment, the last thing the doc did before I left was give me a testosterone shot to “see how I react to it.” I don’t know how much he gave me and I COMPLETELY forgot this even happened because I am a moron. So I got a shot of testosterone and then 10 days later got blood drawn for a low-t evaluation at Defy. My Defy blood results come back this morning and my total test says >1500 for range of 264-916 and free t 31.4 for range of 6.8-21.5 (each of my previous tests put me in the 550 total and 7.5 free range). I was shocked. That’s when I remembered the testosterone shot at the clinic. I payed $360 for a full panel that doesn’t reflect my baseline. Fucking great.
My question is, how long do I need to wait before drawing blood again? That shot was administered April 2, and my levels were sky high when I got blood drawn on April 12. It’s now April 19, so it’s been 17 days or so since the shot.