Quantcast

Author Topic: 40 years old, just had T tested, 170. Just wanted some advice.  (Read 285 times)

Regulus

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 575
    • View Profile
Re: 40 years old, just had T tested, 170. Just wanted some advice.
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2018, 06:21:34 am »
Has anyone on here had T level of 170? Just wondering if this is considered super low? My Dr said he will start me on T therapy, etc. just wanted some feedback.

170 NL
39.6 free

I tested about that level at about your age.   Life sucked.  Much happier now thanks to good TRT treatment.
Late 40's, on TRT since 2011.
Test cyp 50 mg twice per week
Vegan and loving it since late 2015

jackie1

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
Re: 40 years old, just had T tested, 170. Just wanted some advice.
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2018, 09:16:22 am »
Thanks, 170 NL 39.6 free.

THis SHBG test, does it have to be done super early in the morning like the T test? For T they wanted me to go as early as possible and fast.

Peak Testosterone Forum

Re: 40 years old, just had T tested, 170. Just wanted some advice.
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2018, 09:16:22 am »

Regulus

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 575
    • View Profile
Re: 40 years old, just had T tested, 170. Just wanted some advice.
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2018, 02:23:23 pm »
A lot of guys start out with gel and then switch to shots.   I think the majority on this site prefer shots over gels, but it's not 100%.
 I did and am much happier with the shots, but your mileage may of course vary.

Peaks and valleys really should not be too bad with once a week injections.   If it is, you can go more often.   I do twice a week (subcutaneous) and have zero issue with swings.   With twice a week the peak to trough variation is really quite small, given cypionate's eight day half-life.  I can walk you through the math if you want details.

I guess your friend's opinion about nuisance is an individual thing.   Personally I find taking two shots a week a lot less of a pest than every day having to mess around with the gel, waiting for it to dry, being super careful to avoid cross contamination of my wife, etc.   Not to mention the fact that I found that it did not absorb consistently.    But again it's an individual thing.
Late 40's, on TRT since 2011.
Test cyp 50 mg twice per week
Vegan and loving it since late 2015

jackie1

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
Re: 40 years old, just had T tested, 170. Just wanted some advice.
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2018, 02:38:19 pm »
Regulus, thank you. Yes, I'm all about it being easy, and yea, still debating. Now, with the shot, I've heard some say you might limp after for a bit? I'm in the gym 4-5 days a week, run 3-4 miles a day, is that an issue with shots.

Then you think about being that active and dealing with GEL and sweating, etc..... Appreciate it again.

Peak Testosterone Forum

Re: 40 years old, just had T tested, 170. Just wanted some advice.
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2018, 02:38:19 pm »


Flyingfool

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 170
    • View Profile
Re: 40 years old, just had T tested, 170. Just wanted some advice.
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2018, 03:04:34 pm »
If you go subcutaneous, it is literally only in the fat between skin and muscle. So there is like zero chance of massive pain and limping.  Diabetics often have to do more than one subQ shots a day. And they seem to get by just fine.

Multiple shots a week even intermusclular  with smaller doses people seem to get by fine. I think you may be worrying too much.
51 year old, 5-7 and 165 lbs.
exercise:swim 3x/wk & marrial arts 2x/wk

Blood tested 6/26/18

Total = 438 ng/dL (220-813) 55.7%
Free T= 7.47 (5.6-21) 12.1%

SHBG= 44.6 (10.0-57.0) 73.6%

Bio-avail= 175 (131-682) 8.0%

DHES =not tested %

Estradiol = 30 (0-56) 53.6%


DHES =231 (38-313) =45.5% tested 2/14/18

Currently on 50mcg Synthroid (T4)
TSH = 0.632
Free T4 = 1.07  ( 0.78-2.19) =20.6 % of range
Free T3 = 4.25 (2.77-5.27) = 59.2 % of range

Past protocol: began 4/13/18) 100mg DIM once per day. 9weeks. raised total T, freeT remained unchanged due to increases SHBG. Estradiol significant decrease from 41 to 30.

Current protocol: 6/30/18 increased DIM to 200mg. Split half in AM, other half early PM

oldolylifter

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
    • View Profile
Re: 40 years old, just had T tested, 170. Just wanted some advice.
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2018, 05:07:01 pm »
Regulus, thank you. Yes, I'm all about it being easy, and yea, still debating. Now, with the shot, I've heard some say you might limp after for a bit? I'm in the gym 4-5 days a week, run 3-4 miles a day, is that an issue with shots.

Then you think about being that active and dealing with GEL and sweating, etc..... Appreciate it again.

I've done weekly injections for over four years without any problems.  Anyone limping after an injection is not doing it correctly.  Injections are the most effective, and cheapest form of administration.  Arriving at the best protocol can be a challenge for some.

Another issue, for some, with gels or creams is aromatization into E2.  It can be an issue with injection, but less so.   

Joe Sixpack

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2001
    • View Profile
Re: 40 years old, just had T tested, 170. Just wanted some advice.
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2018, 07:20:04 pm »
Regulus, thank you. Yes, I'm all about it being easy, and yea, still debating. Now, with the shot, I've heard some say you might limp after for a bit? I'm in the gym 4-5 days a week, run 3-4 miles a day, is that an issue with shots.

The shots are a piece of cake.  The needle size you use for TRT shots are these teeny weeny little things.  The size I use is 31 gauge x 3/8" long.  31 gauge is ridiculously small.  Before starting TRT I didn't even know they made them that small.  And they are only 3/8" long.  It just barely penetrates the skin really. 

Giving  yourself shots is just like any other skill.  You will be clumsy for the first few times but you will quickly learn and it becomes no problem at all. 

I think when most newbies picture getting TRT shots, they are remembering the harpoons that the doctors office used to give flu shots or other vaccines.  The needles we use are no where near that big. 
Age: 55, Ht: 5'08", Wt: 155 lbs
Protocol: 30mg T Cyp + 30 IU HCG M,W,F + 2 clicks T Cream + 15mg DHEA + 15mg Pregnenalone daily.
1/2018 test results: TT: 1123 ng/dL (264-916), FT: 22.6 pg/mL (7.2-24), E2: 37.3 pg/mL sensitive (8.0-35.0)

Peak Testosterone Forum

Re: 40 years old, just had T tested, 170. Just wanted some advice.
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2018, 07:20:04 pm »