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    TRT Advice Needed

    32 y/o, relatively new to TRT, 2-3 months in. Doctor prescribed 200mg/week of Test Cyp. Would 100mg injections, twice a week or E3D be better? Thank you.

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    Well, 200 mgs pw is high end trt. Most will never need that amount. The end result is normally that you have to then add adex to control estrogen levels and also eventually give blood frequently to control hematocrit levels. Doc's should be starting their patients out on about 100 mgs pw with that being split 50 x 2 for optimal results. Then evaluate after blood work in 6 weeks. Unfortunately most doc's don't keep up to speed with modern practices in the TRT world.

    All that said, if you are self injecting you should definitly reduce the amount, imho. You can always bank the rest and stock up as long as you continue to fill the scripts on time.

    Have you had any blood work since starting out? If so, how was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold01 View Post
    32 y/o, relatively new to TRT, 2-3 months in. Doctor prescribed 200mg/week of Test Cyp. Would 100mg injections, twice a week or E3D be better? Thank you.
    Yes, 2X or E3D will be better, but for a starting dose, that is WAY too much. As Kel said, most guys never need nearly that much. Per the discussion is the Best practices Thread: https://forums.steroid.com/hormone-r...rting-trt.html, a more typical starting dose is 100 mg/wk and then retesting and adjusting as necessary after 6 weeks.

    At 200 mg/week, you will always be having E and hemoglobin side-effects to deal with. Your DHT will probably also get way out of range. You are much better off staying within normal physiological ranges at all times. At 200 mg, your T will be substantially out of range for about 3 days post-injection. That will precipitate the side-effects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Well, 200 mgs pw is high end trt. Most will never need that amount. The end result is normally that you have to then add adex to control estrogen levels and also eventually give blood frequently to control hematocrit levels. Doc's should be starting their patients out on about 100 mgs pw with that being split 50 x 2 for optimal results. Then evaluate after blood work in 6 weeks. Unfortunately most doc's don't keep up to speed with modern practices in the TRT world.

    All that said, if you are self injecting you should definitly reduce the amount, imho. You can always bank the rest and stock up as long as you continue to fill the scripts on time.

    Have you had any blood work since starting out? If so, how was it?
    Thanks for your reply. I have not had blood work done since starting out, but plan to next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Youthful55guy View Post
    Yes, 2X or E3D will be better, but for a starting dose, that is WAY too much. As Kel said, most guys never need nearly that much. Per the discussion is the Best practices Thread: https://forums.steroid.com/hormone-r...rting-trt.html, a more typical starting dose is 100 mg/wk and then retesting and adjusting as necessary after 6 weeks.

    At 200 mg/week, you will always be having E and hemoglobin side-effects to deal with. Your DHT will probably also get way out of range. You are much better off staying within normal physiological ranges at all times. At 200 mg, your T will be substantially out of range for about 3 days post-injection. That will precipitate the side-effects.
    Thanks for your reply. Would I be better off cycling or a blast and cruise? Those that cycle, who are on much higher doses, won’t experience these side effects, as they are not on year round? Sorry for all of the questions, trying to get a better understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold01 View Post
    Thanks for your reply. I have not had blood work done since starting out, but plan to next month.
    Anytime you start a new protocol whether it be changing test dosage etc... you should always be getting bloods done within 6-8 weeks to know where you are at. Go as soon as you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold01 View Post
    Thanks for your reply. Would I be better off cycling or a blast and cruise? Those that cycle, who are on much higher doses, won’t experience these side effects, as they are not on year round? Sorry for all of the questions, trying to get a better understanding.
    No. Not now at least. TRT is about the healthiest possible dose for you that sustains good levels with the least amount of ancillaries needed. It's about how you feel not a number on a chart. Cycling is completely different but they do in fact experience these side effects and often times at enhanced degrees depending on how well they control them. Knowledge is key.
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