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    I'm Feeling Great Today!

    I'm going into my ninth week on TRT and all of a sudden today I feel great!
    Tomorrow I inject again. I hope this will keep up because for the most part I haven't felt much of a difference.

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    What is your dose and frequency? Any bloodwork done since you started injecting? Just curious. Also curious to see if you are still feeling great in another 9 weeks. Anyway, it is a great feeling to get on TRT after you have been very low for a long time.

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    TRT is good, but need to have some blood work done, I'm doing every 5 weeks, and need to donate blood as well. make sure you keep up with it.

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    Jumper (if this comes through twice, I apologize, something f'd up). Why donate blood? is it due to high RBC, hemoglobin or monocytes by chance? I had that once and had to retest. I just increased fluid intake and it was fine. If you donate, how far before your bw do you do so? Thanks.

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    In TRT we got high hemoglobin, so is very good to donate blood when you can to lower then down. I do one blood work in week 5 then donate blood by week 10, have blood work done by week 18, then donate blood again week 25. so is more like that, is all depends on blood work. I have My next blood work schedule in the next 3 weeks, than after that have my donation schedule.

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    Glade to hear your feeling some results. All men report differences in when they feel and see results. In my case it took 3 months before the light switch turned on and that's when all the magic started to happen to me. Don't know you protocol but keep an eye on E2 levels and look for sides as well.

    Test for life man!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdevine View Post
    Glade to hear your feeling some results. All men report differences in when they feel and see results. In my case it took 3 months before the light switch turned on and that's when all the magic started to happen to me. Don't know you protocol but keep an eye on E2 levels and look for sides as well.

    Test for life man!!!
    Wow, glad it didn't take me three months, I would have figured it wasn't for me and quit. I had extreme D deficiency and felt much better just from taking D. The Test was about 1-2 weeks to feel.

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    glad for you biggy...

    was a lot quicker for me as well ...almost instantaniously actually

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirupate View Post
    What is your dose and frequency? Any bloodwork done since you started injecting? Just curious. Also curious to see if you are still feeling great in another 9 weeks. Anyway, it is a great feeling to get on TRT after you have been very low for a long time.
    I currently take 100mg every week. Tomorrow will be my third week on injections. Prior to this I was on the cream and had my bw done about 3 weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 38jumper38 View Post
    TRT is good, but need to have some blood work done, I'm doing every 5 weeks, and need to donate blood as well. make sure you keep up with it.
    Will they let you donate on TRT?

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    Don't ever tell your are on TRT or HRT, they will ask all question about legal stuff, is to complicated to answer, they will charge you for that. Just go in, tell you want to donate, and the question about steroids come, just mark no.

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    Jumper, so is it best for a person to donate the week prior to bloodwork to keep levels "in-line" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 38jumper38 View Post
    Don't ever tell your are on TRT or HRT, they will ask all question about legal stuff, is to complicated to answer, they will charge you for that. Just go in, tell you want to donate, and the question about steroids come, just mark no.
    the questions comes up where i donate as "do u inject steroids not prescribed by a doctor?" ...

    so its easily to answer that as no

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpkman View Post
    the questions comes up where i donate as "do u inject steroids not prescribed by a doctor?" ...

    so its easily to answer that as no
    My recollection is the question is something like "do you inject anything not prescribed by a doctor"...I don't recall anabolic steroids being mentioned. This is the Red Cross process by the way. Red Cross only wants to see me every 8 weeks for whole blood and 16 weeks for double red cell donations. They keep track of my donation dates too...so it would be hard to donate more often. My plan is just to donate at the standard time frames if there is a Red Cross blood drive convenient to me. For you guys who are self-administering....I guess you just need to decide if you want to bend the truth with them. I think their real interest is in keeping recreational drug users/abusers out of the donation pool.

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    I don't remember exactly how was asked, but was like the guys above mention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirupate View Post
    My recollection is the question is something like "do you inject anything not prescribed by a doctor"...I don't recall anabolic steroids being mentioned. This is the Red Cross process by the way. Red Cross only wants to see me every 8 weeks for whole blood and 16 weeks for double red cell donations. They keep track of my donation dates too...so it would be hard to donate more often. My plan is just to donate at the standard time frames if there is a Red Cross blood drive convenient to me. For you guys who are self-administering....I guess you just need to decide if you want to bend the truth with them. I think their real interest is in keeping recreational drug users/abusers out of the donation pool.
    tbh, i dont think there are that many here that DO self administer...i know i hear it mentioned from time to time....but yes thats how they ask it on the forms i check off and i have a prescription....
    eh, they like when i donate cuz of my lovely veins

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    What about if you have thyroid disease? Do they ask about that to donate blood?

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    the only thing they check for is hemoglobin levels, i believe max is 17.3! i was rejected from red cross and other places because on my hemoglobin was high, now i am still going through paperwork to clear that up that i don't have a disease! i did draw some blood myself, its no big deal to do it, but i rather have it done by qualified blood drive personnel!

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    Lab Corps range is 12.5 to 17.0 but they're all different. I was at 17.3 once recently also and had to re-test. Dehydration is a cause of it also. I fasted overnight, woke up and just went for bw. Therefore no fluids for a good amount of time. Next time I drank tons of water and was in range.

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