I’ve been giving myself 200 every other week for about 9 weeks now and really have no noticeable change in much of anything. Energy levels are about the same, my sex drive (my primary reason for going to the doctor) is pretty much the same though I had one week where I felt noticeably different but then went right back to my normal uninterested state the week after that was like 5 weeks ago. I’m hoping when I go back to the doctor in a couple weeks he can up the dosage though from what I’ve read here that seems rather unlikely.
Transdermal patches (adhesive patches placed on the skin) may also be used to deliver a steady dose through the skin and into the bloodstream. Testosterone-containing creams and gels that are applied daily to the skin are also available, but absorption is inefficient (roughly 10%, varying between individuals) and these treatments tend to be more expensive. Individuals who are especially physically active and/or bathe often may not be good candidates, since the medication can be washed off and may take up to six hours to be fully absorbed. There is also the risk that an intimate partner or child may come in contact with the application site and inadvertently dose himself or herself; children and women are highly sensitive to testosterone and can suffer unintended masculinization and health effects, even from small doses. Injection is the most common method used by individuals administering AAS for non-medical purposes.