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#11
Well, I used to get T injected every week for a couple of years; it's nice to have three neighbors who are nurses.

Pushing insulin and Victoza through a nano fine needle is easy compared to trying to push molasses thru a straw, or T thru a big-bore needle! The T-gel might cost more but at least I don't have to look at those needles!
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(02-18-2015, 09:54 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: Instead of spreading gel on my body, I give myself a 1/week shot of testosterone cypionate IM 0.35 cc 0.7 ml. You are already familiar with using needles, so it wouldn't be too traumatic. MUCH less expensive than the proprietary gels and no risk to wife or children, and no need to time showers or time in the pool. I was pretty shocked last year when testing revealed a T level of 176, so this is the med I did not include.

I'm still sure there is a poll in here somewhere. Maybe if we dig in the litter.

Since 1cc = 1ml, explain the bolded above, please.
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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(02-17-2015, 04:42 PM)PollCat Wrote: Makes me wonder what else I'm doing wrong..... Unsure

The surest way to find out is to ask your wife!

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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(02-18-2015, 11:51 AM)justMongo Wrote:
(02-18-2015, 09:54 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: Instead of spreading gel on my body, I give myself a 1/week shot of testosterone cypionate IM 0.35 cc 0.7 ml. You are already familiar with using needles, so it wouldn't be too traumatic. MUCH less expensive than the proprietary gels and no risk to wife or children, and no need to time showers or time in the pool. I was pretty shocked last year when testing revealed a T level of 176, so this is the med I did not include.

I'm still sure there is a poll in here somewhere. Maybe if we dig in the litter.

Since 1cc = 1ml, explain the bolded above, please.

My mistake. At 0.35 cc it is 70 mg dose.
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#15
The worst thing about these kind of instructions is that they may tell you something like "take first thing in the morning" but they don't tell you whether that's because it might make you need to use the bathroom, or if it might make you stop breathing in your sleep.

Or when they tell you to use caution if you take it before operating machinery, but they put the same warning on the sleeping pill that makes everyone drowsy as they do on blood pressure medicine that may make you drowsy if you get the dosage wrong and have severe low blood pressure.
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(02-18-2015, 05:31 PM)archangle Wrote: The worst thing about these kind of instructions is that they may tell you something like "take first thing in the morning" but they don't tell you whether that's because it might make you need to use the bathroom, or if it might make you stop breathing in your sleep.

Or when they tell you to use caution if you take it before operating machinery, but they put the same warning on the sleeping pill that makes everyone drowsy as they do on blood pressure medicine that may make you drowsy if you get the dosage wrong and have severe low blood pressure.

Those warnings are CYA in our litigious society.
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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