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    HoldMyBeer is offline Productive Member
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    Is your TRT doc cool?

    I ask because I got my first appointment coming up, and if one day I decide to go on a cycle and show up to my regular appointment, get some blood work done... how should I expect him to react?

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    Windex is offline Staff ~ HRT Optimization Specialist
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    Think of it from their shoes.

    If a patient was status quo every quarter than had sky high test levels do you think they would be inclined to drop your TRT dose?

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    HoldMyBeer is offline Productive Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windex View Post
    Think of it from their shoes.

    If a patient was status quo every quarter than had sky high test levels do you think they would be inclined to drop your TRT dose?

    The reason I ask: I was thinking, if a patient is supposed to get blood work every [some number less than 90] days, and they go on a 12 week cycle. There is bound to be some overlap. I guess my question is, how is that usually handled? (should have probably just asked that in the first place, mah bad)

    I assume by your response that one would expect the doctor to drop the dose?

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    Always come off cycle and make sure everything is back to normal prior to getting recorded bloodwork. Its not worth compromising your relationship or protocol with your doc

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    After starting a protocol is normal to get bloodwork at about the 6 week mark to dial in. This may have to be repeated several times to do so. Once dialed in it normally would reduce to every 6 months.
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    HoldMyBeer is offline Productive Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    After starting a protocol is normal to get bloodwork at about the 6 week mark to dial in. This may have to be repeated several times to do so. Once dialed in it normally would reduce to every 6 months.
    Makes sense. I was imagining that it was more frequent than that. Thank you.

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    My Dr. is really not a HRT doctor but he sees several HRT patients and seems fairly lax about it. I'll put it this way...I put myself on Arimidex and low dose daily Cialis and he's cool with it as long as my blood results don't get wacky. I can also experiment with my Test injection frequency and amounts...within limits.

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