What method of testosterone do you use/plan to use?

pestilence pestilence
If you're on testosterone, what delivery method do you use? If you used to be on testosterone or will be using it in the future and know what method you will be using, feel free to answer accordingly.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Injection
29  (69%)
Gel/Cream
10  (24%)
Patch
1  (2%)
Sublingual
Pellet
Natural Transitioning Methods
2  (5%)
Other
Total votes: 42
Poll is closed
10/26/2012
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Andrew1992 Andrew1992
I use injections. Its super convenient, cheaper, and I only have to make time for it once a week. I would like to look into the pellets after I've been on T a few years though.
10/28/2012
hanjonatan hanjonatan
i love my needle.
11/02/2012
Thomas90 Thomas90
Ive been on gel, and its super easy to use, but i think i might move onto injections sooner or later.
11/02/2012
butts butts
I'm on the gel/cream and I like it, just like Andrew1992 I might look into pellets after a few years, just because it's less maintenance.
11/02/2012
Boyqueen Boyqueen
I'm on 50 mg injections every week. Coming up on 9 months this Friday.
11/07/2012
hanjonatan hanjonatan
yeah, as a couple others have said, i'm curious about the pellets and might look into them eventually. i was on the cream for the first year, and i vastly prefer injections.
11/08/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
I use gel just because that is what the doctor prescribed.
11/13/2012
TransGuy14 TransGuy14
I plan on injections. But pellets have me curious. I won't use them to start with, but something new to think about...
11/22/2012
eroticmutt eroticmutt
Quote:
Originally posted by pestilence
If you're on testosterone, what delivery method do you use? If you used to be on testosterone or will be using it in the future and know what method you will be using, feel free to answer accordingly.
I do injections.

Oral methods are extremely hard on the liver and I have never had a doctor do anything but warn against them due to the organ damage that sometimes becomes so bad it can rival the effects of alcohol abuse. (Double that for those who sometimes drink or take other prescriptions).

Gels and creams are less strong, which is fine for those who are sensitive to testosterone, but I am happily taking all of the androgens into my system that I can. Patch is the same.

As for natural methods, I take a DHEA supplement on occasion (cycling on and off to protect my thyroid) but I wouldn't ever want to rely on anything less than a full male volume of hormones circulating through my bloodstream.
11/26/2012
nopenobody nopenobody
Quote:
Originally posted by pestilence
If you're on testosterone, what delivery method do you use? If you used to be on testosterone or will be using it in the future and know what method you will be using, feel free to answer accordingly.
I'm hoping for the gel just because I'm not thrilled about the idea of life long injections, plus I'm hoping it will reduce the highs/lows of the hormones in general since it'd be a daily dose instead of once ever couple of weeks
11/26/2012
mamaseatspoop mamaseatspoop
i want to use injections
11/26/2012
radioboy radioboy
The injections were scary at first for me (not a big fan of needles) but now it doesn't bother me too much
12/02/2012
Mediumsizedman Mediumsizedman
Quote:
Originally posted by nopenobody
I'm hoping for the gel just because I'm not thrilled about the idea of life long injections, plus I'm hoping it will reduce the highs/lows of the hormones in general since it'd be a daily dose instead of once ever couple of weeks
You can do weekly injections. Speak to your doctor about it.

I chose injections, because it's a twice a month thing for me. I didn't like the prospect of having to rub something into my skin every day (I'm very forgetful) and injections are just easier.
12/15/2012
hanjonatan hanjonatan
Quote:
Originally posted by Mediumsizedman
You can do weekly injections. Speak to your doctor about it.

I chose injections, because it's a twice a month thing for me. I didn't like the prospect of having to rub something into my skin every day (I'm very forgetful) and ... More
yeah, i do weekly injections, it's working well for me.
12/25/2012
transboy transboy
I started on fortnightly injections, then after a few months I switched to
Reandron (AKA Nebido). I only need a shot once every three months, and after having spent a few months on the shorter span injections to make sure that I wanted to go through with hormonal transition, I decided I was ready to make more of a commitment to it.
12/25/2012
Levi Levi
I started with Nebido (Reandron) but it didn't work so my doctor decided that it was time to try out Testoviron, which works much better and is 1/2 the price of gel and Nebido
12/25/2012
fizzygato fizzygato
I'm ambivalent toward being on T personally.

I think some changes might be a little cool, like voice change. I'm up and down about how much facial hair I'd want because my family gets quite a bit, so even close shaves still show the follicles underneath.

But at the same time, hanging around people who want higher voices and less/no facial hair has made me not want those features.

Idk... but I am quite dysphoric about my voice, not nearly as much so about facial hair, but sometimes it seems like it'd be a neat accessory.

I sometimes toy with the idea of being on injections for like 3 months (or whatever amount it takes for a voice drop, but not like waaaay low voice drop) then getting off permanently, but idk. I generally imagine I would use injections, but I often hear "gel/cream and patches are milder." I feel like I've witnessed more injection-used transitions, though, and that's how I've gauged my timeline (i.e of voice and hair, although I feel like every body's different so there really is no way of telling, but I feel like it's my best bet of estimation)
12/26/2012
hanjonatan hanjonatan
Quote:
Originally posted by fizzygato
I'm ambivalent toward being on T personally.

I think some changes might be a little cool, like voice change. I'm up and down about how much facial hair I'd want because my family gets quite a bit, so even close shaves still show ... More
um, that's... not really how it works?

you can't just pick and choose the effects of t. you have no way of knowing how long it'd take for your voice to drop, and most changes that will occur within three months are likely to reverse if you go off it after that time.

obviously you have to do what you have to do, but... it sounds to me like testosterone wouldn't be the best idea for you. it's a fairly serious thing to put your body through, it really wouldn't be worth it just for a slight voice drop if that's really all you want. you're more likely to end up with a squeaky voice and a lot of acne.
12/26/2012
Kyle Hunter Kyle Hunter
i do injections once a week
12/27/2012
TransMarc TransMarc
I know I'd at least start on gel. I've been told the testosterone cream from Women's International Pharmacy is cheaper than most creams/gels, so I'll try getting free Androgel samples and then try this cream. Needles? Scary, but if the creams are really too expensive and impractical, I'll give it a try.
06/11/2013
lexxxmoonchild lexxxmoonchild
I use subq injections once a week.
06/11/2013
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