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    Doubled Testosterone and Total T stayed the same?

    I was on 100mg of Testosterone Cyp once a week, thru my primary doctor. I was doing better but still having issues. I decided to go to a different doctor with more experience. He prescribed 100mg of
    Testosterone
    Cyp twice a week. I've been on that dose for almost 3 months now. I went ahead and did a blood test thru DiscountedLabs.com, great site. I tested for Total
    Testosterone
    and Free
    Testosterone
    and nothing has changed, I'll list the results below. Free testosterone tests were different all together, so I can't tell on that one. Both blood draws were done on the same day of the week, the day before the next injection.

    On a side note, when I got the 2nd 100mg injection at the new doctors office, the day of the first visit, I felt a drastic difference. Since then (self injecting at home) things have not been as good as that first week on the new dosage. Do you think I got a bad batch of
    Testosterone
    Cyp, its from Empower compound pharmacy (A very Reputable company). Bad lab results from Lab Corp? Or is something else going on? I'm completely puzzled by this one. Just wanted to see if anyone has had this happen.

    100mg 1 x week:
    Testosterone, Free and Total
    Testosterone, Serum 670 ng/dl Reference Range: 264-916
    Free Testosterone(Direct) 18.9 pg/ml Reference Range: 6.8-21.5

    200mg 2 x week:

    Testosterone, Free/Tot/Equilib
    Testosterone, Serum 688 ng/dl Reference Range: 264-916
    Testosterone, Free 36.4 pg/ml Reference Range: 5-21.5
    %Free Testosterone 5.29 % Reference Range: 1.5-4.20
    Last edited by LowTJoe; 06-21-2018 at 09:16 PM.

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    Welcome to Excelmale. Where does your SHBG sit? A critical piece of the puzzle that must be considered when a protocol is being designed. High free testosterone...lower total testosterone...may well be low(er) SHBG. If that's the case, you're protocols are working against you. Smaller, more frequent dosing is what is called for in that situation. But SHBG will tell the tale.
    I am not a physician. Comments offered here are for discussion purposes only. Please consult your doctor before initiating, changing, or stopping any therapy.

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    Joe your TT stayed the same your Free T doubled.

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    Just caught that too. I corrected the title. Meant to say Total Testosterone.

    Looked thru my labs and the new doc, didn't test for SHBG. It was 36 before starting TRT. I'm going to get it tested, thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowTJoe View Post
    Just caught that too. I corrected the title. Meant to say Total Testosterone.

    Looked thru my labs and the new doc, didn't test for SHBG. It was 36 before starting TRT. I'm going to get it tested, thanks for the advice.
    Hi Joe welcome. That is od. Did you have your blood drawn about the same time? Morning and before your shot? If not that may explain the same TT. Na I don't believe that I'll be LabCorp messed up they do that a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowTJoe View Post
    Just caught that too. I corrected the title. Meant to say Total Testosterone.

    Looked thru my labs and the new doc, didn't test for SHBG. It was 36 before starting TRT. I'm going to get it tested, thanks for the advice.
    Well, that is a surprise. Feeling Lost raises good questions...
    I am not a physician. Comments offered here are for discussion purposes only. Please consult your doctor before initiating, changing, or stopping any therapy.

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