At home phlebotomy

Tremonti22

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Really sucks having to go to the blood center to do this considering it’s really not that complex. Anyone ever done this at home and just have the wife poke you? I recognize there are several variables one must watch out for (where to stick) etc. but certainly seems one could learn
 

mooseman109

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We do it at home. My wife is trained though. We can buy 16 ga kits online. Big bore needle does not feel good poking around in there if the person doing the poking is unskilled. So if you have large veins that stick out you can probably be ok. Pay attention next time you go to red cross or wherever to things like how they lay your arm, angles/direction. Do they take tourniquet off after blood flows or leave it on. How they tape things up...... Then you can assist your chosen poker person!
So we did this one time. I took a shower as it was cold in the house, I sat up in a chair rather than laying down and she drained out 550-600 units as it was a 600 unit bag. I passed out as soon as the needle was pulled out. Too much vasodilation prior to beginning. Be smart, but it can be done at home.
 

madman

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Really sucks having to go to the blood center to do this considering it’s really not that complex. Anyone ever done this at home and just have the wife poke you? I recognize there are several variables one must watch out for (where to stick) etc. but certainly seems one could learn

You are getting ahead of yourself here!

From your previous thread:

Ok here are labs taken on 12-20-2020
Again these were at 160mg injected once a week (every 6 days) , cypionate, IM injection. No E2 / anastrazole taken.

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As I stated in the previous thread that your RBCs/hemoglobin/hematocrit is at the top end due to your very high TT/FT levels!
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Nothing to be concerned about to the point of needing to donate let alone perform at-home phlebotomy as they are not absurdly high let alone you just dropped your fairly high T dose 160 mg every 6 days --->100 mg every 6 days which is a large drop and it will result in lower TT/FT which will have a big impact on bringing down your RBCs/hemoglobin/hematocrit in due time.

Top it off that you are considering starting daily injections using lower doses T (14mg/day).
 

Tremonti22

Member
You are getting ahead of yourself here!

From your previous thread:

Ok here are labs taken on 12-20-2020
Again these were at 160mg injected once a week (every 6 days) , cypionate, IM injection. No E2 / anastrazole taken.

View attachment 12447


As I stated in the previous thread that your RBCs/hemoglobin/hematocrit is at the top end due to your very high TT/FT levels!
View attachment 12448
View attachment 12449


Nothing to be concerned about to the point of needing to donate let alone perform at-home phlebotomy as they are not absurdly high let alone you just dropped your fairly high T dose 160 mg every 6 days --->100 mg every 6 days which is a large drop and it will result in lower TT/FT which will have a big impact on bringing down your RBCs/hemoglobin/hematocrit in due time.

Top it off that you are considering starting daily injections using lower doses T (14mg/day).
Thanks @madman great advice as usual. I’ll hang back and wait. Do have a question. After 7 days of daily injection of 14mg like I say I feel good, no more foggy head, good energy, but I do notice right nipple pain a bit. I’ve experienced this before like when I first started TRT. Perhaps just the change in hormone? Isn’t bad and I’ve only experienced the last two days. Just curious what thoughts are. I’m not a high armotizer and would really rather not mess with any AI’s if possible. Of course labs in 5 weeks will tell us what’s going on. But I do feel something in my right nipple. Thoughts?
 

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