Hi all, I am new to the forum and am looking to understand why my test levels are basically unchanged after 6 months of 200ml (mg?) cypionate injections every 2 weeks. My doc is referring me to an endocrinologist but I am at a loss to understand why my levels are still so low. Any ideas?
Ha ha. That's funny. If you go to an endo, by the way, they will probably take you off of HRT, so be careful. Most endos hate HRT and you have to have a nut fall off before they will give it to you. (Some endos are great though - I'm just talking about the majority.)
Anyway, the above study is very funny, because here is the way it works with these ridiculous two week protocols:
Your testosterone ramps up and is very high day 1 to 3. (He probably gave you 200 mg, which is a VERY high dose.) Then it slowly goes down. On about day day 10-14, your testosterone will actually go BELOW your old baseline. It's very ugly.
These two week protocols make no sense and do not take into account the half-life of cypionate. It's very old school and virtually no one with successful HRT does a two week protocol with cypionate. I discuss some of the other problems with this protocol here:http://peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_cypionate
Here is a study that shows this decrease in T that occurs:http://peaktestosterone.com/Testosterone_Cypionate_Weekly_Two_Weeks