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    Pinning .25ml twice a week

    I just started pinning my 100mg of test cyp twice, splitting it into .25ml on Wednesday and .25ml on Saturdays. Since I last pinned the full 100mg last Wednesday, and started to split the dose today, would I have any adverse effects since I'm only faking half the dose today? (Low t symptoms)? I also took 250iu of hcg yesterday and will do so again on Friday morning.

    I keep reading that splitting a weekly dose in half and injecting twice a week is better. I got permission for my doctor to go ahead with it.

    I did notice last night that I felt "crashy" being the last day before my shot again. I don't know if it was in my head since I have only been on trt exactly two weeks today. Could be really too early to tell too much, especially after reading that one sticky. I DO know that mid-week last week my libido was more intense than I can remember. I had morning erections twice that I remember last week and I haven't had those for years prior it trt.

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    Taking, not faking... Dang iPad, sorry.

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    I think your over thinking it. 1x a week if fine. if you want to double the amount of shots you are going to take in your life time then go ahead, difference will be minimal IMO.
    how will you feel? everyone differs, maybe nothing you feel.. doesn't really matter imo, its getting in there week to week. blood tests are a better indicator of whats working.
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    nothing beats twice a week protocol for obvious reasons, better E2 management, less drugs (AI), consistent test levels, keep RBC, Hematocrit and Hemoglobin in check, less swelling/soreness at injection site. just give it few more days for your body to adjust, and as JP noted don't over think it.
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    Thanks for bearing with me while I'm trying to figure this out. I'm learning MORE here than ANY dr. that I've seen. There's so many dang ways to skin a cat. I was doing the once a week protocol, then guys here were suggesting the twice a week for E2 management and when I started to have the sensitive nipple issue, that's when I was suggested to go to the twice a week. JP, I get where you're coming from about it getting in there on a weekly basis. Guess I was just trying to see if the twice a week would help some of the sides (raw nipple issue, lol!) It would be great if I didn't have to add another drug into the mix. The pinning I don't mind at all. It's a 5 minute ordeal and I'm ok with needles, so that isn't an issue for me. I DID notice that on the once a week pinning I would get a big welt at the injection site and I'd feel the lump all week long despite sanitizing the vial, injection site, caution with contamination of the needles, etc... I'm hoping maybe I'll have less welting with the twice a week pinning. Just hope that I keep the same libido as I felt like I was getting. But again.. I'm sure I'm not really feeling much of anything YET, as today is only 14 days into this whole TRT thing for me. This is a great community filled with opinions and knowledge and I'm grateful for you guys and the comraderie here with this thing that affects so many of us guys.

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    It is very possible that your head is just playing games with you t because of the lower injection amount at that time. Subconsciously, it would make one feel like they didn't get as much but according to all at LowT.com and quite a few articles I have read. 2 x a week is a smoother level with less of a spike and less of a crash. I have been doing TRT for 10 weeks and I can honestly say I almost felt scammed on the first 4 weeks. I felt nothing til week 5.

    We are all different, I get the lumps too and they disappear after a bit. I don't always get it but it seems I do more so in the belly that other fatty areas.

    I have pinned sub q in my glutes where one would do IM if they had a longer needle. It worked very smooth and left no lump. I have been doing a lot of experimenting with fatty areas to see which I prefer. You could do the same.

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    It is very possible that your head is just playing games with you t because of the lower injection amount at that time. Subconsciously, it would make one feel like they didn't get as much but according to all at LowT.com and quite a few articles I have read. 2 x a week is a smoother level with less of a spike and less of a crash. I have been doing TRT for 10 weeks and I can honestly say I almost felt scammed on the first 4 weeks. I felt nothing til week 5.

    We are all different, I get the lumps too and they disappear after a bit. I don't always get it but it seems I do more so in the belly that other fatty areas.

    I have pinned sub q in my glutes where one would do IM if they had a longer needle. It worked very smooth and left no lump. I have been doing a lot of experimenting with fatty areas to see which I prefer. You could do the same.
    Man, thanks for your response! That is comforting to hear. To the "pros" it's not a big deal with all this pinning and sticking stuff, but to a newbie like myself who wants to do it correct and get the maximum benefit out of it, I'm comforted to know that there are guys like me who also have the same effects and such. I guess I should count on nothing until about week 4 or 5 and see how it all pans out. With only two weeks on I really don't feel a whole lot different. Maybe slightly less brain fog, maybe a little bit more libido, but it's all too early to tell.

    Also I read about guys who say 100mg per week is way too low. But I'm not doing a cycle and also I'm just starting out, so I don't neccessarily think I need to jump into a higher dose. I'll let low t dot com dr look at my 6 wk blood test and see how he'll tweak it.

    Thanks for responding!

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    100 a week brought my Test up to 843 and my Free T up to 19.4 Here is my blood work from pre t to 6 weeks in. http://forums.steroid.com/**confiden...lood-test.html

    I honestly think I may have had better results except my e was brought down too much by anastrozole. I have been off it for 2 weeks and I feel really good. Next week I go on half dose of it that I was originally on.

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    LFH you're on the right track, especially for E2 management. When it comes to injections remember you can mix both IM and SQ for more options. Be sure to get blood work after 6 weeks to test all your levels and titrate if necessary. Starting at 100mg is just fine, and it's not low. Many docs start lower than that. It's about how you feel, you're not a number. Make sure you're always treated based on symptoms, not numbers.
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    I wasn't aware that there was no problems with mixing up IM and sub q. For some reason I thought you had to stick with one so you had the same rate of delivery or some crap like that.

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    Consistency is key Brett. Think about it, you're not waiting until the tank is empty to refill it.
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