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Aveed is testosterone undecanoate in castor oil. The half-life is probably about a month, and injecting monthly is probably comparable to injecting testosterone cypionate weekly. In other words, monthly injections may work, but the chance of success is greater if injected every couple weeks.

If the half-life is 4 weeks  ... why do they make you wait 10 weeks for the next injection?

That is significantly more than double.

( This is exactly what my doctor was complaining about, with regard to Aveed. )
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However I am not familiar with Aveed and maybe the half life of that particular medication is very long, and therefore maybe a frequency of once every two weeks is appropriate.
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Aveed is testosterone undecanoate in castor oil. The half-life is probably about a month, and injecting monthly is probably comparable to injecting testosterone cypionate weekly. In other words, monthly injections may work, but the chance of success is greater if injected every couple weeks.
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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: How are my results?
« Last post by HRT Guru on May 16, 2019, 11:47:12 am »
To add to the excellent post about Thyroid, you left off one really great test and that is Reverse T3.
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However I am not familiar with Aveed and maybe the half life of that particular medication is very long, and therefore maybe a frequency of once every two weeks is appropriate.

The Aveed injection is every TEN weeks ... not every TWO weeks ...
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While the half life of the esters used with testosterone medicine used will dictate the frequency  of injectjons.

Typical recent experience seems to be that anything less frequent than one injection per week is an extremely poor protocol. In fact it is lretty much an obsolete protocol, and any dr that uses once every two weeks is essentially announcing to the workd he doesn’t have a clue how to treat low T and is not up to date on latest experience. In fact seems like a lot of folks between 2 and 3 times a week with smaller doses, seems to work better than once a week. Once every 2 weeks is a disaster for most people.

However I am not familiar with Aveed and maybe the half life of that particular medication is very long, and therefore maybe a frequency of once every two weeks is appropriate.

Others may wish to chime in.
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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: How are my results?
« Last post by Flyingfool on May 16, 2019, 10:47:12 am »
TSH is a screening test at best. And frankly not a particularly good one if result is not  way outside of range. But at that point the person usually is exhibiting a huge long list of common symptoms of hypo, or hyper thyroid anyhow.

A TSH of 0.56 means almost nothing if you are not exhibiting or having hyperthyroidism symptoms.  What symptoms are you having?

TSH is NOT even a thyroid hormone. It is a pituitary hormone. To truly get the starus iod your thyroid condition, you MUST get BOTH the “free T4” AND “free T3” test levels. Your body at the cellular level ultimately uses only the free T3 hormone at the end of the journey. So the free T3 test may be the most important of all thyroid tests. But unfortunately many Dr’s are taught that TSH is the be all, end all, gold standard of thyroid status. And that is completely FALSE, But is extremely common error.
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Your testosterone is certainly low enough to contribute to symptoms of hypogonadism. Your TruT calculated free testosterone is about 11 ng/dL, with the normal range running from 16-31.

In your situation I might want to try enclomiphene before considering testosterone replacement therapy.

Thanks Cataceous.
Btw, what do you think about the TSH?
It's borderline low, possibly over active thyroid that might affect testosterone?

Thanks
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Yes I feel the same, i have to find out if my doctor is able to prescribe that.

 ... and, more importantly, if your insurance will cover it, too ...

Good luck ... keep us posted ...

Thanks,

A
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I am currently doing every 2 weeks, but I gave it a break for a couple weeks, about start up again , I dont know if i can deal with the weekly stuff unless i'm doing it myself

See if your doctor will prescribe ( and if your insurance will cover ) a new drug called Xyosted.

It is a weekly "self-injection" pen, similar to an Epi-pen.

I now use it.  It's absolutely great.

There are a few threads on this Discussion Board about Xyosted.

You may be a good candidate for it.

P. S. --- If you are using some type of injection system, most doctors will let you self-inject at home.  You don't have to go to the doctor's office to get injected.
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