Here’s my current protocol, as prescribed by my doc at a men’s clinic.
210mg Test Cyp. 1 x week IM
1MG Anastrazole 1 x week
500IU HCG 2 x week
Within 2 days of my first shot I noticed a difference. Morning woods have been consistent every day, I wake up feeling rested, mental clarity has improved, energy level much better, mood better. The only thing I haven’t noticed an improvement in is libido, but otherwise, I noticed a big difference. I’m hungry all the time, and despite having a very clean diet, my scale weight it going up. However, I don’t look like I’ve gained weight and my clothes fit about the same.
I inject T on Mondays. HCG is injected Mondays and Thursdays.
Now here’s the problem - I feel like garbage on Mondays and Tuesdays. Mental focus and clarity sucks on these days. Basic math, problem solving is difficult on these days. I also wake up feel worst, and I’m in a worse mood overall.
I track daily so while it’s only been twice now that I’ve experienced this crash, I believe it is due to the once a week injections.
I called my clinic and they said something like, “things will even out - stay the course”. But they also told me that if I wanted to supply my own needles that twice a week is OK with them.
My does of T Cyp. (210/week) is high, from what I’ve been reading, but I don’t want to alter it for now without my doc’s permission. I also don’t want to alter the HCG routine just yet, but may look at that in the future.
But what I am going to do is to split my 210mg/week into 2 doses using 29g .5" 1/2CC insulin syringes. I plan on Monday and Thursday, to follow my HCG injection schedule, and will switch from IM to sub q.
Also - I will split my anastrazole pill in half and take .5MG on Monday and Thursdays.
It seems ridiculous to already tweak, but I know how I feel and it’s like going backwards - maybe even worse. I wanted to do exactly what my doctor said, but I also feel like educating myself and deciding for myself is what’s best for me.
So I’m only changing three things:
- Test cyp. Injection frequency - changing to twice weekly
- Test cyp. Injection type - changing from IM to sub q
- Splitting anastrazole does in two - changing from 1x week to twice a week
Does anyone have any feedback on my plan?