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Tips on Lowering Dose


#1

I am currently doing a weekly shot schedule of 170mg a week and I want to lower it to 150mg no specific reason just to take less. Can I just go down to 150mg without noticing much of a difference?


#2

20 mg is relatively insignificant. You shouldn't notice much if anything.


#3

That's what I was thinking


#4

From time to time, I reduce doses from about 160 mg/week to about 110 mg/week. I notice no short-term differences.

But over the long -term, I get more muscle mass and less fat mass at the higher dose.


#5

So lowering the dose for a week or two is no big deal


#6

Correct. Curious what the motivation is...?


#7

I want to see if I can feel just as good on a lower dose.


#8

Here are my labs from last week. Shot was on Saturday night close to midnight and this was drawn Thursday morning about 11am


#9

You should reduce your dose. You are above the normal range which may cause health problems. If it were me, I'd cut back to 120mg/week in two divided doses. Where's your E2 lab result?


#10

Test Cyp peaks on the 4th day. Shouldn't it be high. I have low body fat and a good diet. I don't have estrogen issues.


#11

No it peaks in 48 hours. A good lab reading is mid week as you drew. I agree with Nash. Drop dosage accordingly and retest in 6 weeks.


#12

Correction on the day the shot was taken. It wasn't Saturday at midnight. It was 12 am Sunday not Saturday


#13

Also, I have been on 170mg for a few years now. And went down to 150mg before these labs. Nothing prompted me to lower the dose. I haven't had any issues with. Hemocrit or hemoglobin ever. I can upload those labs also. Should I continue the 150 for 6 weeks and retest


#14

Your call. The higher your T is above normal the more risk of future complications. It also has a negative impact on your lipids. You can do what you want but your tests show a lower dose gets you to the top of a normal range. Only you can decide what you want to do.


#15

Here are the rest of my labs


#16

Dunno man, those labs look pretty good so.... Up to you.