Wanted to update you guys. Told her nurse about how I would crash. Just got a call and we are going to try the 75/mg and she prescribed 1/4 tab of arimidex (got anastrozole) eod and I will try this for 3 weeks and blood test then. Thanks for the info and I’ll report results later. [/quote]
Are you getting your prescription in small 1ml of 200mg testosterone cypionate or a larger 10ml vial? Do you use LabCorp Quest?
Let me give you some advice. When a doctor gives you an amount of testosterone… take it and don’t ever say anything to indicate you need a lower dose. If that is the case just inject less. Don’t tell your doctor.
Doctors know less about male hormone therapy than anything else in medicine. So become an amateur endocrinologist and don’t just read the stickies, memorize them.
Also if you do subcutaneous injections you can rotate several inches around your navel. Rotating injections is a subject you need to familiarize yourself with or you will develop corky hard areas from scar tissue (even with the insulin syringes.) The sub q injections will give slower absorption and less of a T spike and should be less aromatase.
This will lower your estradiol levels which is a good thing. Ideally you want it to be in the low twenties, yours was 42. If it goes too low you will have problems and if it goes too high you will have problems. Ironically both high and low E2 levels affect your libido negatively.
I would lower my T dose a bit the week before having blood/lab work. If your blood/lab work is on a Friday then inject on the Saturday before. Don’t do two injections on lab week, do it all in one.
T peaks at 48 hours and you don’t want to test at it’s peak either or you get a false high reading.
If they are including a PSA lab (prostate) don’t have sex for 48 hours prior to drawing blood because that can give false levels.