So I did my first subQ today. Injected 25mg into the abdomen area.. so only .25ml was injected, I felt it a bit more than my IM shots I do. I used an insulin 29g 1/2inch needle. Do guys alternate between smaller more frequent subq and IM or is it better to stick with one. Am I correct in understanding that subq absorbs slower compared with a IM injection...
I need to look back in the thread but did someone say that .25ml is an ok amount to use subq... think I'm doing that right, my test cyp is 100mg/ 1cc .. so .25ml = 25mg
It probably isn't a speed of absorption issue, but a matter of peaks especially and barely toughs: subq lowers peaks by somewhere around 30-40% (based on multiple animal studies I've seen comparing IM and subq shots for different substances). Check out this awesome graph comparing hCG (which should generalize to cypionate) for IM and subq among obese and non-obese women:
Notice how much smoother subq injections are compared to IM, and also notice how the more obese you are the less of an effect you get for either IM or subq, and seemingly a lower peak as well relative to obesity (meaning, screwily, that an obese person's IM injection might be close to the same as a non-obese person's subq injection).
Also, you said .25 mls and then 25 mg. Are you taking 100mg per mL cypionate? Because if you're taking 200mg per mL (like most people do), then you'd double your mL amount and take away the decimal to see how much you're taking in mgs. E.g., .10 mL = 20 mg -- remember, only for 200 mg/mL cypionate.