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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2013, 03:41:07 pm »
When I went on Arimidex with Testim, I was able to get off it after my levels stabilized. I'm not sure on pellets - I have a follow-up for blood work at the end of this month. I won't do them again anyway - going to try sub-q and if that doesn't work then I will self-inject IM (yikes).
PS: Australia was awesome! I am glad that I am healthy and fit - I was able to enjoy the trip FAR more than if I had taken it a year ago. :)

It's like being a kid again, eh?

So quick side question:  how high did Testim boost your T levels?
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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #61 on: June 04, 2013, 11:19:44 am »
Hi Peak,
 
Not quite like being a kid, but WOW. I haven't felt this good in YEARS. My sleeping is all screwed up from the Australia trip, but with only three hours sleep yesterday I got up before 6am and did my full work out, and THEN after work I dug out a huge garden bed all by myself.
 
Finished the night with sex that ABSOLUTELY felt more like it did when I was younger. My whole body was alive, and the orgasm was incredibly strong. It just usually doesn't work that way anymore.
 
I'm a T believer! :) I now have to figure out how to get and keep these levels in a delivery mechanism I am comfortable with. I want to feel like this always.
 
Testim got me into the 600s, but actually diminished after a peak.

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Re: Trying Pellets
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« Reply #62 on: June 04, 2013, 03:31:18 pm »

Testim got me into the 600s, but actually diminished after a peak.

So how far did it fall down to?  I'm asking for a reason.
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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #63 on: June 05, 2013, 01:26:51 am »
Looking at my records, I got as high as 721 with 194 free on Testim. This test was on 1/3/2013. My next blood work was done on 3/05/2013 and I was at 582 with 156 free. I absolutely felt the difference, and that's when I decided to try the pellets...
 
Incidently, in the January test, my E2 got 64.5. I got on Arimidex, and by the March test I was at 14.4.

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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #64 on: June 05, 2013, 01:51:45 am »
14 Estrogen - is it too low?

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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #65 on: June 05, 2013, 03:25:52 am »
Most docs (that care or know anything about it) seem to try to keep guys between 20 and 30.  The danger, potentially, is bone loss primarily:

But there are other potential issues:

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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #66 on: June 05, 2013, 03:36:18 am »
Yep, he pulled me off Arimidex. I did go back on it after 3 weeks on the pellets. While I didn't get blood work, I had all the signs of high E2. I have blood work at the end of this month. Of course, next up is SubQ-T, so it will take a few months and a few blood draws to stabilize numbers again. Some day, all the pieces will be in place. :)

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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #67 on: June 05, 2013, 06:27:14 am »
Yep, he pulled me off Arimidex. I did go back on it after 3 weeks on the pellets. While I didn't get blood work, I had all the signs of high E2. I have blood work at the end of this month. Of course, next up is SubQ-T, so it will take a few months and a few blood draws to stabilize numbers again. Some day, all the pieces will be in place. :)

Yep, you're getting closer. 
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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #68 on: June 11, 2013, 01:44:07 pm »
I am coming up on the two month mark and things aren't so good. I feel EXTREMELY grouchy, pissy irratable, and stressed. My libido is GONE.
I am wondering if I am on too much Arimidex and my E2 has crashed, or if the pellets have lost their oomph. My follow up usn't until the 27th, but I feel I should go in NOW.
grrrr.
Anyone know how long pellets typically last?

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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #69 on: June 11, 2013, 01:54:47 pm »
Writing this convinced me to move up my date. I'm going in this afternoon to get some blood work done. I will be discussing injections today and created another post for that.
I have gotten a glipse of what good T feels like, I can't wait to settle down on a working protocol...

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« Reply #70 on: June 11, 2013, 03:21:40 pm »
I am coming up on the two month mark and things aren't so good. I feel EXTREMELY grouchy, pissy irratable, and stressed. My libido is GONE.
I am wondering if I am on too much Arimidex and my E2 has crashed, or if the pellets have lost their oomph. My follow up usn't until the 27th, but I feel I should go in NOW.
grrrr.
Anyone know how long pellets typically last?

Yeah, it can be kind of a balancing act.  High E2, low T or the combination can put the brakes on things.

Are you doing the test yourself?  Or is your physician going to run it?
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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #71 on: June 11, 2013, 05:06:32 pm »
The Dr. does all the blood work for me (and knows what he's doing, fortunately). I realized after posting that I had some night sweats last night, which I havn't had in awhile.
I'm guessing he'll pull blood and give me a shot before sending me on my way. We'll see soon...

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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #72 on: June 11, 2013, 06:12:27 pm »
The Dr. does all the blood work for me (and knows what he's doing, fortunately). I realized after posting that I had some night sweats last night, which I havn't had in awhile.
I'm guessing he'll pull blood and give me a shot before sending me on my way. We'll see soon...

And you're sure you're not turning hypoglycemic at night?
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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #73 on: June 11, 2013, 06:20:52 pm »
I used to have this happen before I got my T levels up, and then it went away.
So, I'm not sure...

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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #74 on: June 11, 2013, 06:28:06 pm »
I used to have this happen before I got my T levels up, and then it went away.
So, I'm not sure...

Interesting.  Of course, testosterone helps with blood sugar and insulin control, but I"m not sure that much...

Some guys say that low T gives them "hot flashes" kind of like post-menopausal women.  And I've heard the terrible sleep/night sweats thing as well.  My biggest symptoms were brain-related. 
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Re: Trying Pellets
« Reply #74 on: June 11, 2013, 06:28:06 pm »