I was hoping that SubQ would cause higher T levels at the same dose but that didn't work out for me. Before SubQ, I was doing 60mg twice a week IM. Back in November on this protocol, my total T was 836 and free T was 201.
I went on SubQ doing 40mg 3x a week for the same total dose. Lab results were total T of 699 and free T of 134. I knew I was low from how I felt but wanted the base labs. After the blood draw on the 22nd of May I immediately bumped to 50mg 3x a week and have been feeling better as of last week. However, back in June of last year I was at 873/277 on a higher dose (200mg a weak) and feeling great. I wanted to see how low I could go and how I would feel and I have a pretty good baseline. As of yesterday, I'm starting a new dose of 50mg 4x a week SubQ (total of 200mg again) and will draw in a month or two and get a number. That should box me in with a high and low that I can use to shift accordingly.
I went off all supplements for over a month before this draw to get a new baseline. VERY happy with the results!
Here are the numbers, based on 40mg 3x week SubQ:
Total T: 699 (want to be over 850+)
Free T: 134 (want to be over 200+)
Fasting Glucose: 91 (a few too many carbs back in my diet)
Estradiol: 41 (was 38 on my last IM dose and 47 on my 200mg/week IM dose)
B12: 843 (high - perhaps my pre-workout was boosting?)
Vitamin D: 41
C-Reactive Protein: 1.0 (was 3.3 last November!)
Total Cholesterol: 161 (was 179 in Nov, 155 in June of last year)
Triglycerides: 154 (was 164 in Nob, 229 in June of last year)
dHDL: 34 (was 33 in Nov, 25 in June of last year)
LDL: 96 (was 113 in Nov, 83 in June of last year)
Hemoglobin: 16.6 (was 16.9 in Nov, 17.9 in June of last year)
Hematocrit: 46.8 (was 49.9 in NOv, 53.2 in June of last year)
As you can see, my lipid panel has had HUGE improvements since last year. I attribute this to the low carb/high fat diet I moved to in September. The only meds I'm on is Testosterone - NO STATINS or anything else.