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  • Which dosage is greater

    Right now I'm taking the cream Testosterone 100mg Apply 1 gram to skin every 24 hours.
    After my surgery on Thursday I will be taking Testosterone Cypionate injectable 200mg every 2 weeks


  • #2
    Hard to say - every body reacts differently. Gels did not work well for me. Personally I think 100MG a week inject is a better solution for you for steady levels.
    "More human than human is our motto...."

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    • #3
      With equivalent dosages, it should be the injectable one, since it's 100 % bioavailable, contrary to the gel which needs to pass the skin barrier.


      Jean-Philippe
      December 15, 2015 : Right I/O. Markers normal.
      December 24, 2015 : Merry Christmas ! 100 % pure EC, no LVI.
      January 7, 2016 : CT scan : 2 RPLN of 8 and 9 mm
      February 2016 : Markers normal.
      March 2016 : Markers normal.
      April 2016 : Abnormal B-HCG (43). 14 mm (from 8) and 10 mm (from 9) lymph nodes.
      April 25, 2016 : Happy birthday ! Relapsed confirmed.
      May 2, 2016 : BEP x 3 begins.
      July 3, 2016 : BEP x 3 ends.
      July 2016 : Serum tumor markers normal. 10 mm (from 14) and 6 mm (from 10) lymph nodes. Back on surveillance !
      December 23, 2016 : Merry Christmas ! Serum tumor markers normal. 6.8 mm (from 10) and no more visible (from 6) lymph nodes. Surveillance continues.
      June 2017 : Serum tumor markers normal. 4 mm (from 7 mm) lymph node. Surveillance continues.

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      • #4
        So are the dosages equal? Is that what you're telling me? That's what I'm trying to figure out.

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        • #5
          What's the name of your cream ?

          jp
          December 15, 2015 : Right I/O. Markers normal.
          December 24, 2015 : Merry Christmas ! 100 % pure EC, no LVI.
          January 7, 2016 : CT scan : 2 RPLN of 8 and 9 mm
          February 2016 : Markers normal.
          March 2016 : Markers normal.
          April 2016 : Abnormal B-HCG (43). 14 mm (from 8) and 10 mm (from 9) lymph nodes.
          April 25, 2016 : Happy birthday ! Relapsed confirmed.
          May 2, 2016 : BEP x 3 begins.
          July 3, 2016 : BEP x 3 ends.
          July 2016 : Serum tumor markers normal. 10 mm (from 14) and 6 mm (from 10) lymph nodes. Back on surveillance !
          December 23, 2016 : Merry Christmas ! Serum tumor markers normal. 6.8 mm (from 10) and no more visible (from 6) lymph nodes. Surveillance continues.
          June 2017 : Serum tumor markers normal. 4 mm (from 7 mm) lymph node. Surveillance continues.

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          • #6
            The testosterone I am taking is from a compounding pharmacy. Why would the name of cream matter?

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            • #7
              Because there are different forms of dispositives which can affect absorption.

              Patches don't deliver the same amount of T than pomps or gels.

              Usually, for compounded testosterone, approximately 10 % is absorbed into the body. It's very fast acting.

              For testosterone cyprionate, it takes about 8 - 10 days to be all released in the system.

              Several factors may impact the real absorption of the creams/gels.

              At the end, they'll look at your blood T level and adjusting dose based on this.

              Jean-Philippe
              December 15, 2015 : Right I/O. Markers normal.
              December 24, 2015 : Merry Christmas ! 100 % pure EC, no LVI.
              January 7, 2016 : CT scan : 2 RPLN of 8 and 9 mm
              February 2016 : Markers normal.
              March 2016 : Markers normal.
              April 2016 : Abnormal B-HCG (43). 14 mm (from 8) and 10 mm (from 9) lymph nodes.
              April 25, 2016 : Happy birthday ! Relapsed confirmed.
              May 2, 2016 : BEP x 3 begins.
              July 3, 2016 : BEP x 3 ends.
              July 2016 : Serum tumor markers normal. 10 mm (from 14) and 6 mm (from 10) lymph nodes. Back on surveillance !
              December 23, 2016 : Merry Christmas ! Serum tumor markers normal. 6.8 mm (from 10) and no more visible (from 6) lymph nodes. Surveillance continues.
              June 2017 : Serum tumor markers normal. 4 mm (from 7 mm) lymph node. Surveillance continues.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sriccardi View Post
                The testosterone I am taking is from a compounding pharmacy. Why would the name of cream matter?
                Because there are different formulations. With Androgel 1% 5 grams of gel deliver 50 milligrams of T, of which about 10% (5mg) is actually absorbed (in most people, some will absorb more, some less). This is daily, so over a 14 day period a total of (5 x 14) 700 mg of T is applied & ~70 mg is absorbed.

                Androgel replaced the 1% formula with a 1.62% formula in whuich 2.5 grams supplies 40.5 mg of T. So it's impossible for us to know what your compounded formula is supplying, since the information isn't publicly available. A better question is, if it's working OK, why are they changing your T delivery system?

                Dave
                Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
                Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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                • #9
                  Hi guys, surgery is over now (was on the 15th) I'm recovering nicely, slowly walking around and pain is now manageable. I understand what you guys are saying. However, what's dictating the change is the cost plain and simple. On a different post I mentioned that I could pay USD66.00 for a 3 month supply of Testosterone Cypionate vs the compounding pharmacy which is where I am getting the cream from now. I thank you all for your imput and I am aware of all of the other factors. Unfortunately what is BEST for my health isn't what is best for my wallet. That's just the way it goes.

                  Steve

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