Systemlord, the operative word in that sentence is “forums”. Yes, you are correct in that you will see more frequent dosing being used by most guys on this forum, which represents an extremely small representation of men on TRT.
I do not recall you mentioning strength training, so I apologize in advance if you have, but go to a meathead gym and talk to the over one hundred guys using testosterone and see what they say. Go to a few other gyms. What you will find is that 85-90% of them inject once weekly, whether they are under a doctor’s supervision or black market. Talk to a GP dosing his patients at twice monthly. Or a couple of them.
I’ve mentioned this previously, most of those guys (under GP or endo uro or other care) are happy with what they are doing. The few that are not may wind up here looking for help. The few dosing once a week with less than ideal results may wind up here for the same reason. Your sample is a few guys on the internet. Try speaking to several hundred in person.
I fully acknowledge that some, like yourself, do better with 11mg every day, or 19mg every other day protocols. You feel you need “smooth”, or “steady” levels. You would not have made it as a competitive weightlifter on the '70s and '80s. Without AIs too. Most guys injecting 300-400mg once a week did just fine. The major side effect from E2 was fluid retention and elevated BP, but we took large test doses.
I just feel it is disingenuous and misleading to tell all these new guys they need to inject frequently. Yes, a small number may need to, but let them start out with a weekly dose and see how it goes. But, go ahead and tell them they’ll get emotional and have tender nipples and sure enough, every time someone cuts them off in traffic or they bounce the bar too hard off their chest, they’ll start thinking E2 is too high. Sometimes, you find what you are looking for.