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    dosing ?

    If I was to up my dosage of 100 mg of test cyp to 200 mg. When should I have BW done to check estradiol and test levels? Current BW has me at 650 and 13 for test and free test, with estradiol at 31. Still feel so,so 7 weeks in but not optimal. HCG 2x a week as well. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Well the first question would be why? Why would you double your dose without a doctors order? Give it time, 7 weeks on TRT is nothing. You're about due for blood work again soon, and if levels are unsatisfactory, I would discuss it with your doctor and possibly modify your protocol.
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    it can take up to three (3) years to receive the full benefit of TRT (bone density, for example).

    with TRT, you need to do a rethink on your philosophy, as "less is more" is the correct way of going about it.

    upping your dose will increase the risk of sides, something we try to avoid on trt. RBC, hematocrit, blood pressure to name a few.

    I'd suggest keeping your dose the same for six months before thinking about any changes. A few weeks is NOT long enough to begin to evaluate if you have the right dose or not.

    Good luck!
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    Lots of potential sides long term with too high a dose. RBC, hemaglobin, blood pressure all kind of creep way up for many who use a chronic high dose. Hell, even with a recommended dose.

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    I noticed my test levels kept rising for a good 10+ weeks when I started TRT, but I am injecting sub-Q which I believe takes longer to build up. After a good 10-12 weeks I would get follow-up blood word and if not in the 700-800 range, I would up test only by 20mg a week, so bump it to 120mg weekly, not 200mg like mentioned. This should put you around 750 assuming your current levels do no build up any higher over the next few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRDave View Post
    I noticed my test levels kept rising for a good 10+ weeks when I started TRT, but I am injecting sub-Q which I believe takes longer to build up. After a good 10-12 weeks I would get follow-up blood word and if not in the 700-800 range, I would up test only by 20mg a week, so bump it to 120mg weekly, not 200mg like mentioned. This should put you around 750 assuming your current levels do no build up any higher over the next few weeks.
    Thanks to all for the advice, I guess I'm just getting impatient to feel better and experience all the other benefits that come with the protocol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 777hotrod

    Thanks to all for the advice, I guess I'm just getting impatient to feel better and experience all the other benefits that come with the protocol
    It all takes time. There are no magic remedies. It'll happen. As said, give it time. You'll get there.

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