Sucess with pellets?

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Sucess with pellets?

Postby cev » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:39 pm

DH had 12 Bio-t pellets put in one month ago. His testosterone level at that time was 107, the lowest it has ever been. He goes back in for blood work on the 14th. Since I have been dealing with low t issues for a long time I am guessing his t level will be around 200. I had pellets put in six months ago, and it was one of the best things I have ever done, at least in some areas such as sleep, and stamina. I asked my doctor about her male patients that had received the pellets, and she said she had been doing male pellets for six months and was having awesome results, her patients were very happy with them, and felt they worked much better than the t shots. Has anyone had the pellets put in and had slow or no results?

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Re: Sucess with pellets?

Postby Unfulfilled » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:01 pm

Yes. Look on the male low T thread. I think I just read in the last few days about a very dissatisfied man who got pellets and was not happy and it was expensive to boot! And have read several others.

Pellets seem to work for some and not others. But I guess that is not unusual in any medication. What works for some or even most, doesn't work for another person.

Seems that pellets would only work if you knew exactly the dosage that was needed and the. It can be calculated for the pellets to disprove and provide that dosage.

But if you are just guessing T what dosage to take. It doesn't seem like a good idea to me.m as you are "stuck" with that dosage for several months. I suppose if too low, you can still get shots. But the. What have you saved with the pellets? It is more likely that the dr will be conservative as if too high of dose with pellets the. What? Removal of again take drugs to counteract some of the T or too much converted to estrogen and agai where are you ahead.

I like the idea and convenience of pellets. But it just doesn't seem practical in real life. At least for a male.

I think it actually may work out better for females since the T level is more constant and at a much smaller dose.

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Re: Sucess with pellets?

Postby OldMarriedLady » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:29 pm

Yep, pellets were a total bust for my DH. Even the doctor admitted that they were no good, and switched him to subQ testosterone cypionate injections twice a week. I think the pellets work better for women because you don't need nearly as much testosterone delivered as men do. Injections are more direct.
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Re: Sucess with pellets?

Postby mom210 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:29 pm

In the long run,I believe that injections are more stable and convenient. Also a lot cheaper.

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Re: Sucess with pellets?

Postby SquarePants » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:31 pm

I don’t know of any male who has been happy with pellets. I know someone personally (not in this forum) who tried them, but went back to injections. He didn’t like the high initial dose which sunk really low over the following few months.

Dr. Crisler (a doctor knowledgeable in HRT who has a testosterone replacement practice) doesn’t have much good to say about them in his book. Here are some excerpts:

TESTOSTERONE PELLETS
In my opinion, they are absolutely Stone Age. Sorry. Granted, they can work somewhat, and provide extra revenue for the doctor, by virtue of a billable office-based procedure.

... But the real issue, in my opinion, is concerned with dosing. Let’s say you attempt to establish a “usual” initial dose for the pellets. There is absolutely no way to predict, up front, how a patient will react to a given dose of testosterone--regardless of the delivery system, patient’s body weight, activity level or composition.

So the doctor buries these pellets in the patient’s backside, and draws follow-up labs in a month or so. What are you to do if the total testosterone ends up greatly exceeding the top of normal range? And what if the pellets do not elevate T enough? Will you then go back in to implant more (and pay for the procedure)? How are you to then calculate the next dose? As tricky as dosing is for other, much more easily controlled testosterone delivery systems, I just don’t see the need to add in another variable.

Worse, what if follow-up assay demonstrates markedly elevated PSA, given common current attitudes about PSA and TRT? Think about it...

Crisler, Dr. John. Testosterone Replacement Therapy: A Recipe for Success (pp. 64-66). . Kindle Edition.

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Re: Sucess with pellets?

Postby Timberline » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:45 am

I went to a HRT specialist and in my mind was specifically seeking pellets. He said he does offer that method, but suggested sublingual instead. His reasoning is that if the dosage has to be adjusted, you can make changes on-the-fly with sublingual whereas with pellets you'd have to wait until the recently inserted pellets had fully absorbed and then adjust the dosage during the next cycle.

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Re: Sucess with pellets?

Postby cev » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:15 am

DH had his original dose of pellets put in two months ago, and had his levels tested three weeks ago and his T level was 802. The doctor said she like for her patients to be over 1000. He additional pellets put in two weeks ago, and the change is phenomenal.


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