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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2013, 02:11:56 pm »
I do have an office job, so I'm sitting a lot. In the first week, it was a constain pain. Not unbearable, but always there. Getting in and out of a chair was the worst part due to the muscle movement. Since the implants are higher up the cheek, you are not actually sitting on them.

I do not feel them when setting now in week 2. I SWORE in week one I would never do it again. I just had a monster workout this morning and fee FREAKING AWESOME. If this continues, I will really consider taking the pain every three to four months.

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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2013, 04:01:10 pm »
I do have an office job, so I'm sitting a lot. In the first week, it was a constain pain. Not unbearable, but always there. Getting in and out of a chair was the worst part due to the muscle movement. Since the implants are higher up the cheek, you are not actually sitting on them.

I do not feel them when setting now in week 2. I SWORE in week one I would never do it again. I just had a monster workout this morning and fee FREAKING AWESOME. If this continues, I will really consider taking the pain every three to four months.

The nice thing about pellets is that you have no maintenance, i.e. no weekly or biweekly injections/patches/daily application of gels, for several months.  Another alternative along these lines is Nebido (testosterone undecanoate).  It's not very popular yet in the U.S. though...

MODERATOR UPDATE:  Nebido is not approved in the U.S. yet.
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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2013, 04:01:10 pm »


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« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2013, 07:42:19 pm »
I've not heard of that. Do you have an article on it PeakT? I'll do some googling...

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« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2013, 08:00:30 pm »
I've not heard of that. Do you have an article on it PeakT? I'll do some googling...

I haven't done an article on it, although I should since undecanoate has been around for a long time.  But here is the home page:

http://www.nebido.com/
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« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2013, 01:46:19 am »
Update: Saturday I was very excited as the pain was gone. I was explaining this to my wife and reached back to feel them as I was talking. My hand felt wet and it freaked me out; I expected to see a lot of blood. It was actually clear fluid (like water), which then made me worry about infection since the wound hasn't closed. I did use the treadmill for 30 minutes and did some dumbell squats. It's been almost two weeks, so I expected that to be fine. My wife took at look, and low and behold something small and "crumbly" came out. Looks like I like all or part of a pellet. We put neosporin on it and bandaged it up.

Last I checked, the area was not red and didn't show signs of infection. However, as I sit here, the area is itching. This JUST started about an hour ago and my gut tells me another is working itss way up.

I read that older guys that have less muscle and more fat really like the pellets. I'm struggling though. I feel pretty good, though not "over the top". Haven't noticed an increase in libido short of one experience on Friday.

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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2013, 02:09:14 am »
Update: Saturday I was very excited as the pain was gone. I was explaining this to my wife and reached back to feel them as I was talking. My hand felt wet and it freaked me out; I expected to see a lot of blood. It was actually clear fluid (like water), which then made me worry about infection since the wound hasn't closed. I did use the treadmill for 30 minutes and did some dumbell squats. It's been almost two weeks, so I expected that to be fine. My wife took at look, and low and behold something small and "crumbly" came out. Looks like I like all or part of a pellet. We put neosporin on it and bandaged it up.

Last I checked, the area was not red and didn't show signs of infection. However, as I sit here, the area is itching. This JUST started about an hour ago and my gut tells me another is working itss way up.

I read that older guys that have less muscle and more fat really like the pellets. I'm struggling though. I feel pretty good, though not "over the top". Haven't noticed an increase in libido short of one experience on Friday.

Don't mess around with infections.  Get it checked.  Comments:

Some urologist will give you a few days of antibiotics before the procedure for this reason.

pellets falling out does happen.
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« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2013, 04:33:24 pm »
A couple days have gone by and all seems well. Actually, the most normal look/feel yet...

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« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2013, 04:42:22 pm »
A couple days have gone by and all seems well. Actually, the most normal look/feel yet...

Okay, great news.  Well, you sound like you know what you want to do...
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« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2013, 01:29:41 pm »
So, week three. The swelling is gone and you can't really see the implants. Still scabbed up though.

Mood - surprisingly good and level considering the stress going on.
Energy - not bad. I think it was higher on Testim, but perhaps it's my new workout that's dragging me down.
Libido and related - not good. It's definitely lower that while on testim, and this is dissappointing.

I am wonder if my E2 is up and that is what is affecting the libido. I am going in a week from today (next Monday) for full blood work, so we'll see.

Regardless, I think I'm sold on self-injections of T. I just think the pellets are a lot of trauma to inflict on the muscles 4 times a year...

PS: I do like not having to cover myself in Testim every day...

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« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2013, 01:53:05 pm »
Any chance you can go into the doc and push to get your E2 checked?  If you tell him your libido/energy issues, he might go for it?

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« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2013, 03:00:36 pm »

Regardless, I think I'm sold on self-injections of T. I just think the pellets are a lot of trauma to inflict on the muscles 4 times a year...

I think some doctors are a lot better than others at doing the implant procedure. I'm just speculating but sounds like your doctor is not well trained. It shouldn't be that traumatic.

Shots are not that bad really. Using a small gauge needle (#25) and it is really pretty painless. Sometimes I can't even feel it when my wife sticks me in the butt. Other times you feel it more but never painful. The smaller gauge needle also doesn't leave you sore for a day or two like the fatter diameter needles.



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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #41 on: May 06, 2013, 03:54:54 pm »

I think some doctors are a lot better than others at doing the implant procedure. I'm just speculating but sounds like your doctor is not well trained. It shouldn't be that traumatic.


Pellets can leave some guys hurting for days.  I don't think it has that much to do with the physician as I've heard several men complain of this.
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« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2013, 04:01:42 pm »
Great idea Peak, I'm calling my Dr. now to see if I can get in earlier for a blood draw.

My doc has done this quite a bit, but mostly for women. I thought I was in trouble with the amount of force he seemed to be using and his (somewhat surprised) comment about me having a lot of muscle there. I've seen some photos online, and I could have been in a lot rougher shape than what I was.

I will have to do intramuscular in my inner thigh, apparently. My wife doesn't want anything to do with giving shots. My son would do it, but geeze, he's only about 15. :)

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« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2013, 04:06:49 pm »
Great idea Peak, I'm calling my Dr. now to see if I can get in earlier for a blood draw.

My doc has done this quite a bit, but mostly for women. I thought I was in trouble with the amount of force he seemed to be using and his (somewhat surprised) comment about me having a lot of muscle there. I've seen some photos online, and I could have been in a lot rougher shape than what I was.

I will have to do intramuscular in my inner thigh, apparently. My wife doesn't want anything to do with giving shots. My son would do it, but geeze, he's only about 15. :)

Cypionate gives very nice, stable levels, but you almost for sure will need your E2 monitored with injections. 
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« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2013, 07:45:36 pm »
ah, well, turns out I needed it monitored with Testim (but got it down and off Arimidex), now with pellets (moved appointment to tomorrow), so I am sure injections as well. My doc is all about the follow-up, so no worries there.

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