Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By kelkel

Thread: TRT Dosing

  1. #1
    Magnum II's Avatar
    Magnum II is offline Associate Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    325

    TRT Dosing

    I have recently started TRT, having danced the dance required by the Endo I was referred to. I have been prescribed 200 mg. of Test Cyp every two weeks. Have read recent posts but don't have a sense of what the highest prescribed doses are. I'd like to get my Dr. to up the dose to 200 mg per week after my first labs are complete--assuming that my free test levels won't be very high. Has anyone else been prescribed 200mg per week or higher?

    Mag

  2. #2
    kelkel's Avatar
    kelkel is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~ No Source Checks
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    East Coast Dungeon
    Posts
    29,591
    Many are prescribed 200 per week, very few higher. It's also few and far between that someone actually needs 200 per week.
    200 mgs every two weeks is horrible. Your doc doesn't understand hormones and is dosing you on it's terminal life instead of half life. Take a look at this graph to give you an visual of what I mean:



    Injecting you every two weeks puts you on a roller coaster from high to low constantly. It's ridiculous. At a minimum you should be injecting weekly. I would discuss this with your doctor. 100 mgs per week (or even every 5 days) is a great starting dose and then adjust after reviewing BW in 6 weeks.
    gymffiti likes this.
    -*- NO SOURCE CHECKS -*-

  3. #3
    Simon1972's Avatar
    Simon1972 is offline Knowledgeable Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Montreal Canada
    Posts
    1,360
    Blog Entries
    3
    id persist with the 200mg every two weeks with the endo - until you develop enough of a relationship where you can propose the lower dose more frequently- say in a couple of months. This way he may allow you to inject at home- where you will have full control. Your call- you will have a better grasp of your drs personal demeanor than we do.

    agreed 200 a week is just wrong- 100-150 is all you will need- higher usually results in side effects.

    Try to get copies of your bloods before you go for your next appointment so you can "push" for an AI if needed- and have questions ready that suit where you want to get your serum levels at...post here again when you get them for advice.

    some drs need to be pushed with well thought out questions- makes them think a bit...

  4. #4
    Charger Hemi is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    43
    I see a disparity between wellness clinics prescribed TRT and Endocrinologist prescribed TRT on the dosage as well as self administration. I don't know why!

  5. #5
    kelkel's Avatar
    kelkel is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~ No Source Checks
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    East Coast Dungeon
    Posts
    29,591
    Quote Originally Posted by Charger Hemi View Post
    I see a disparity between wellness clinics prescribed TRT and Endocrinologist prescribed TRT on the dosage as well as self administration. I don't know why!
    Because clinics make more money when more is prescribed.
    -*- NO SOURCE CHECKS -*-

  6. #6
    NACH3's Avatar
    NACH3 is offline VET
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Baking chicken
    Posts
    19,418
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Magnum II View Post
    I have recently started TRT, having danced the dance required by the Endo I was referred to. I have been prescribed 200 mg. of Test Cyp every two weeks. Have read recent posts but don't have a sense of what the highest prescribed doses are. I'd like to get my Dr. to up the dose to 200 mg per week after my first labs are complete--assuming that my free test levels won't be very high. Has anyone else been prescribed 200mg per week or higher?

    Mag
    Unfortunately, I see this protocol(every 2wk injections) all to often and everyone of those guys are feeling like shit due to the roller coaster ride of your blood serum values... Your peaking then just falling off until your next shot which is far worse than splitting your dose in two or e5days(would be more sufficient than e7days) but both are way better than once every 2 wks...

    A friend of mine recently got gyno b/c his Endo didn't know what an AI was or how it should be taken in contrast to his blood work - really is ashame!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •