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    Transition from Androgel to shots

    Does anyone know how many days a person has to stop applying gel before taking a first shot of test cyp?

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    The gels are out of your system in one day so you should be fine getting an injection the next day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deadlifting Dog View Post
    The gels are out of your system in one day so you should be fine getting an injection the next day.
    I've heard that but I believe this information is incorrect. That's why I posted the question.

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    Far be it for me to disagree with The Dog, but usually when I do bw, it's done in the morning before application of gel. I always stop hcg a couple of days before bw. Last bw had me at 490. I initially was at 240(16 months ago).So, either the remnants of hcg are still having effects, my natural T has increased since my initial testing(that's unlikely; I'm shutdown), or the effects of the gel last a bit longer than 24 hours. Not sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Sox View Post
    Does anyone know how many days a person has to stop applying gel before taking a first shot of test cyp?
    The transition from the gel to shots is easy you just stop putting on the gel and inject. I actually kept using a small dose of testim during the transition, no need to wait take the plunge.

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    The half-life of HCG is approximately 24-36 hours.
    So if one took a shot of HCG 2 days before getting blood work the HCG would still be 25% - 42% active.

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    There's the answer. Makes sense.

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    Just take your shot the next day. Some continue the gels for a brief period of time during the transition like xcraider said.
    When it comes to hcg , some docs recommend you stop all hcg a week prior to BW to see what your actual T level is without it's assistance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deadlifting Dog View Post
    The half-life of HCG is approximately 24-36 hours.
    So if one took a shot of HCG 2 days before getting blood work the HCG would still be 25% - 42% active.
    not to hijack, but if i was doing a 6 week restart with hcg only, and wanted to get a baseline test number and my last injection was july 15th, would july 19 be a good dday to draw or is it too long after my shot and my numbers would go down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerlifterty16 View Post
    not to hijack, but if i was doing a 6 week restart with hcg only, and wanted to get a baseline test number and my last injection was july 15th, would july 19 be a good dday to draw or is it too long after my shot and my numbers would go down?
    Let's take a vote if the hijack is forgiven.

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    Good advice. I think I'll do that. I've got a message in to the NP who is my provider. I'm curious what he'll say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Sox View Post
    Let's take a vote if the hijack is forgiven.

    Kel,
    Good advice. I think I'll do that. I've got a message in to the NP who is my provider. I'm curious what he'll say.

    P.S. Do you have this gal's photo from the front?
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