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NFL96

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Hey fellas just wondering what’s the highest dose of Test a Dr has prescribed you for TRT ? Also does anyone know what the highest dose a dr can prescribe. I think I read some post where someone said 200mg a week was the max? Just wondering because I am going to talk to my doc soon and want to try and switch from the gel to injections. I tried the gel and it’s not bad but then I also tried pinning 150-200mg a week or test E on my own and obviously I prefer the injections. My sex drive is back to normal I’m not as lethargic just overall I have felt better. I have a pretty good relationship with my doc so I might just be honest and tell him I tried the injections myself and they are helping a lot. I just don’t know what number I should tell him im pinning a week. I might say 150mg? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks
 

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Morning,

There is no max. Some guys are prescribed 300 mg per week because it takes that amount to get them into the middle to top range of normal. The highest I was prescribed was 100 mg per week and that does the job great for me. Once you have been confirmed to have low T and get a prescription for injections, either the doctor will do them for you or if he/she trusts you, may allow you to do them yourself.

A few months after you start, with me it was 1 month, I had bloods done and the doctor said it came back good. He then followed up again in 1 month and the reading was the same - high normal. I would get periodic testing but I had an old school GP and he was more concerned with how I felt than how the blood test came back. If I felt good, he was content.

I am pretty sure one of the power lifters here are prescribed 400 mg a week but I may be getting confused and think I read that.

I don't know your doctor but most are not OK with you experimenting with an injectable form of test while they prescribe gel and you run the risk of losing your script and not getting him/her to switch you if you tell him what you did. There are a few doctors that would understand and be OK and having an honest relationship with your doctor is always best but many have a large ego and sometimes you have to feed it or you will never get what you want.

Good luck
 

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Morning,

There is no max. Some guys are prescribed 300 mg per week because it takes that amount to get them into the middle to top range of normal. The highest I was prescribed was 100 mg per week and that does the job great for me. Once you have been confirmed to have low T and get a prescription for injections, either the doctor will do them for you or if he/she trusts you, may allow you to do them yourself.

A few months after you start, with me it was 1 month, I had bloods done and the doctor said it came back good. He then followed up again in 1 month and the reading was the same - high normal. I would get periodic testing but I had an old school GP and he was more concerned with how I felt than how the blood test came back. If I felt good, he was content.

I am pretty sure one of the power lifters here are prescribed 400 mg a week but I may be getting confused and think I read that.

I don't know your doctor but most are not OK with you experimenting with an injectable form of test while they prescribe gel and you run the risk of losing your script and not getting him/her to switch you if you tell him what you did. There are a few doctors that would understand and be OK and having an honest relationship with your doctor is always best but many have a large ego and sometimes you have to feed it or you will never get what you want.

Good luck
A close friend of mine had a “TRT”’ script for 400mg E4D haha it was joke he just paid the doctor cash for whatever he wanted. I believe the pharmacist can flag the dose / report doctor as he not practicing anymore.
 

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Here in Quebec the doctors I’ve seen don’t want to go higher than the protocol written on the Dela pamphlet. That’s 200 mg per 2 weeks. They also had me do blood test to evaluate test, red blood cell count and estradiol. So I’m at 80mg per week.
 

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Your script should be whatever it takes to get you to the upper level of the normal range. In the states they are a lot more liberal about going over the range to “ reduce low T symptoms”. If you go on injections you should be testing your t level at trough so if you inject 2 x a week then test 3.5 days after injection. Easiest way to get prescribed more is wait 5 or 6 days after injection before giving blood Instead of the 3.5. This got my script moved from 100mg/week to 140mg. If you feel better at the lower dose you can go back to this on your own and you can bank the pharmacy grade for a rainy day or a blast down the road. As far as max given per prescription I have heard of people needing 350mg/ week too get them to the high normal. Some people are very low responders. That poor guy would be spending some extra cash to blast.
 

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As mentioned, everyone will be different.. I am not a huge guy at 175lbs (fairly lean) but I just recently had my dr up my prescription to 250mg/week. 200mg/week (been on for multiple years) would barely get me in the mid range so doc finally decided time to up it before my next yearly to see where it puts me at... only way to know is with blood tests! Forums or other peoples protocols aren't going to apply the same to everyone. Some people convert highly to estrogen too and need AIs to combat it, while others can run cycles without AIs altogether.

Don't mess around with adding in extra and telling your doc, you risk losing your prescription altogether. If you prefer injections, just tell your doc you sweat a LOT (I actually do which is why I was started on injections) and you have concerns of transferring the testosterone gel to your wife/girlfriend/kids as you seem to have to be constantly wiping it up from sweating..etc.
 
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I was prescribed 340 mg a week when I was seeing a specialist. Once his clinic closed he said he could only tell my family physician a max dose of 200 mg a week which I am on currently. I think the max they can prescribe if they are a GP is 200 mg a week but I am not sure.
 

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Someone in Quebec said he was medically prescribed 300 mg/wk.
 

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I don't know what the official Health Canada guidelines or rules are. But my doc dropped my dose because my bloods were coming in at over 900 pmol/L. So cutting me back took me to around 450.

I mean, I feel fine at 450-500 but at 900+ I felt AMAZING.

So fine, we'll play this game. I'll show up for my annual bloods and checkup, give you the numbers that let you check the boxes, and do what I want the rest of the year.
 

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My np gave me 130mg a week. She said 160mg and 200 mg was way too much. She usally starts guys at 90mg a week , i basically said that weren't gonna happen lol. But in all fairness 130 to 150mg is a good replacement on average. My opinion.
 

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250 here. Also a NP and she’s really cool about it. She’s a nazi on cholesterol though. I’ve never tested out of range but she wants me on a statin and they are the antichrist. Can’t deal with the muscle pain.
 

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Most of you guys posting here have it all wrong for real trt. It’s not about how much you can get the doc to prescribe you...trt is a healthy dose meant to sustain your hormones for the rest of your life. Everyone will need different amounts to get to a place where everything is feeling good. I started at 100mg/week which was initially fine putting me at very top of range...but over time my estrogen continued to creep up. Instead of adding more drugs (AI) or splitting the amount up over 2 injections per week we chose to lower ( yes, lower) the prescribed amount to 80. This still has me in the high end for Testosterone, good libido, feeling good and also where my estrogen is in a happy place without an AI and my RBC is not maxing out and my prostate isn’t screaming at me lol.

If you want to run higher amounts of test then run a cycle, don’t kid yourself that you are doing testosterone replacement therapy...because you are not. Trt done properly should not lead to long term health issues that the higher amounts of gear potentially can.
 

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Trt is usually .5 to 1 mg per kilo of body weight. Some metabolize the test differently and others may be aromatizing at diff rates . The leaner you are the more you get out of the test so when tracking and comparing blood work over the take your body mass into consideration with body fat too. Ie if 100mg did the job at 200lbs at 10 percent and now your 220 at 15 to 18 percent that will change the response for sure .
 

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I’ve heard mg/pound so at 270 I’m golden. Either way it puts me right at the high range. No AI’s. Well that was before the +Primo.
Whatever you do don’t tell him you self prescribed and your injecting underground shit. I don’t see that going well at all.
Like suggested above tell him you and your wife are worried about transfer and you want to switch to injections and then run some tests to see where you land.
 
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Trt is usually .5 to 1 mg per kilo of body weight. Some metabolize the test differently and others may be aromatizing at diff rates . The leaner you are the more you get out of the test so when tracking and comparing blood work over the take your body mass into consideration with body fat too. Ie if 100mg did the job at 200lbs at 10 percent and now your 220 at 15 to 18 percent that will change the response for sure .
I wish that was true.. I am sub 12% bodyfat, always been on the leaner side, weight 175lbs and my doc has me now at 250mg/week now.
Been on 200mg/week prior for over 5 years and every blood test it never brought me over 18.3 on a scale of 8.4-28.8.

The ONLY real way to dial in a TRT protocol is with blood results, everyone metabolizes compounds differently... period.
 

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That is very true I agree that was a general protocol but blood work is key . Does your doc check your estrogen and prolactin and other markers too ?
 

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That is very true I agree that was a general protocol but blood work is key . Does your doc check your estrogen and prolactin and other markers too ?
My doc checks it all.. its a hormone replacement clinic, not a GP. I get yearly checks now (used to be 2x/year) and they run my full hormone bloodwork, cholesterol, lipids..etc..etc.
 

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As mentioned, everyone will be different.. I am not a huge guy at 175lbs (fairly lean) but I just recently had my dr up my prescription to 250mg/week. 200mg/week (been on for multiple years) would barely get me in the mid range so doc finally decided time to up it before my next yearly to see where it puts me at... only way to know is with blood tests! Forums or other peoples protocols aren't going to apply the same to everyone. Some people convert highly to estrogen too and need AIs to combat it, while others can run cycles without AIs altogether.

“Don't mess around with adding in extra and telling your doc, you risk losing your prescription altogether. If you prefer injections, just tell your doc you sweat a LOT (I actually do which is why I was started on injections) and you have concerns of transferring the testosterone gel to your wife/girlfriend/kids as you seem to have to be constantly wiping it up from sweating..etc”

Ya definitely will hold off on telling even thought I don’t think he would really care don’t want to risk it. My levels were 2.5 total test and 55 free test 3 months back so I’m going to see him in a few weeks. I had blasted at 600mg a week of test E to bump my levels up that were so low but recently went down to shot 200mg- 225mg a week the last 3 weeks. And I will take my last shop and wait 5 day’s before my blood test. I could stand the patches but the gel isn’t bad once it absorbs but still would prefer injections.
 

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My doc checks it all.. its a hormone replacement clinic, not a GP. I get yearly checks now (used to be 2x/year) and they run my full hormone bloodwork, cholesterol, lipids..etc..etc.
Can you approach HRT clinics personally in Canada or do you have to be referred from a Dr?
 
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