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I recently switched my hrt from testim 1% 5g gel/daily to

200mg/ml inject 1ml every two...
I recently switched my hrt from testim 1% 5g gel/daily to 200mg/ml inject 1ml every two weeks. I got injected 11 days ago and I am feeling down, depressed. Is it possible to have a drop off in 11 days? I also started 1mg of Arimidex per my endocrinologist 5 days ago. I have read that test. cypionate has an 8 day half life. How many injections does it take to get to a steady state? I don't understand the pharmacokinetics of this.
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When is your next injection of cypionate scheduled?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
Next injection is scheduled for 5/25. I was off all testosterone supplementation about 2 months ago due to insurance. I was off for 3 weeks from Axiron. I felt the same feelings after a few weeks being off the Axiron.
Besides the low t, depression/anxiety. I am taking Fluoxetine, Adderall, Klonopin, Arimidex, plus the testosterone.
I was thinking about going back on the testim until I can discuss with my doctor.
Jim,
Going back on the testim sounds like a good idea.
If something has a 8 day halflife, you would expect a steady state to be obtained after about 5 half lives.
It sounds like you are in good hands with your current endocrinologist.
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