How Long Before Testopel Pellets Start Working?

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Ed Says:
Just had Testopel pellets inserted in my backside.
forgot to ask doctor how long until they take effect.
He's out of town.

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Tex Says:
Your T level goes up right away with ANY T-therapy medication, such as Testopel, Androgel or Testim. Have tried them all over the past several years, and it is my experience that Testopel is far and away the best option. Why have to remember to use a sticky gel every single day when you can get Testopel that lasts not less than four or five months in my case and up to six months for others. It's actually less expensive, too!

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Verwon Says:
That answer is correct, they will start to work immediately and usually last between 4 to 6 months. Testopel is a Testosterone replacement therapy.

Some side effects may include: erectile problems, hirsutism, headache and anxiety.

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Bill NicolaroMYRYUV Says:
Started Testopel 10 days ago about 14 pellets. My libido was low and now it doesn't even exist. I been going through mood swings that are out of character for me. I feel like a teenager starting puberty.I have erections through the night that feel like my penis is going to explode but I have no desire to have sex. My doctor feels that these are positive sign but I feel lousy.I am waiting for results from a blood test to see where my T level is at. I tried the gels and it worked only sporadically for me. My doctor said that my skins doesn't absorb it properly. That how I started with the Testopel. Any suggestion?

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Bill Says:
I had Testopel inserted into my upper buttock about 3 months ago.
I looked at the reviews and at best it sounded minimal.
It was about 2 weeks before I could sit comfortably and a month for the pain to go away.
For me the pain was awful. (usually I can take pain in stride)

The area above the pellets is still bruised now.
They worked almost immediately but in the last few weeks the levels have seemed to drop off dramatically (energy and duration to completion)

I tried testim and it worked (needed higher levels) but was messy, sticky and spontaneous female contact with your shoulders is out (oh, and try washing it off quickly).
I don't know if it's less painful somewhere else but for me that was the first and last there.

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Ross Says:
did you go off the androgel before startng the pellets? I am afraid of the "crash" that comes when I stop the Androgel, but would like to try the pellets for time management and cost effectiveness

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Bill Says:
To update my post, the testopel worked well (almost immediately) but only lasted 3 months before the levels dropped off quickly. I never got to a high enough level for me to have my energy back. (yes, they can put in more pellets)

The pellets, mostly gone are still there.
I am now getting injections every other week (yes, going into the Dr. (nurse) is a waste of time).

The injections have raised my levels significantly.
I'm trying to get a stable level and will see which way to continue.

I was on testim and stopped when the testopel was inserted.
Using the gel in addition to the testopel was offered as an option for me.

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Al Says:
Hi Bill, just started the testopel today "12 " pellets and not sore or swollen. Hope to get the feeling that you got, erection where it feels like it is going to burst. Will keep you up dated... Thanks Al

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PJ Says:
Just finished first dose of Testopel. worked OK, didn't have any problem with pain, but only lasted about 3mos. I had been on injections, (self administered) for years with decent results, drawbacks are, alot of way high levels then fairly rapid drop off over a period of two weeks. Also, made my hemocrit levels high which resulted in bloodclots (DVTs) in my legs.
Couldn't stand the daily application of Testim or Androgel which didn't really do much anyway, and made my wife afraid to touch me.
Truthfully, I think the best results were obtained with injections, but the down side is I have to take warfarin and have to do the PT/INR tests all the time, not to mention of the physical dangers of blood thinners.
By the way I'm 59 and have been on testosterone replacement for about 8yrs.

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Mike Says:
T level was @ 400 but was having all the symptoms of low T so I had 10 pellets inserted 1/23. had levels checked 3/12 and levels went up to only 447 with no real signs/benefits of the pellets. Has anybody else had the testopel not work? I am debating on trying the gel, but I am wondering if that will be effective. Went with the pellets for obvious reasons but am very disappointed with the results.

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ronbiz31 Says:
I have been on Testopel for over a year now and it seems to work well. I have never tried any other form of HRT so I have nothing to compare it to. I never have had any issues with the insertion area other bruising and soreness which usually goes away within a week. After this last treatment I have started doing blood tests every two weeks to monitor my levels more closely to get an accurate reading of how the pellets are working. In the past, I woudl get the refill and then not do bllow work until 3-4 months later to see if I was due. Two weeks after the last refill I was only at 593 but prior to the refill I was down in the low 200's. Just did blood work last week to see where I am at now.

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ronbiz31 Says:
According to my doctor you hit the highest level 4-5 days after insertion and then you are supposed to gradually come down from there.

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Mike Says:
At 7 weeks I was hoping for a 700

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robertj Says:
I had 12 pellets about a month ago and my butt still hurts at times. Really hurt for 2 weeks and then slowly subsided. Now I feel a lumpy butt that seems to have moved! Wonder if others had anything like that.
My libido is better, I think?! Actually I feel more horny at times. Also, the skin or nerves of the head pf my penis and the skin of my scrotum are more sensitive. And I have erect nipples! LOL Just wondering what others experience.

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Mike Says:
As far as being more sensitive, definitely. Probably too sensitive as I feel like a teenager without any control anymore. I started a weekly injection (1ml) in addition to having the 10 pellets and also started Arimedex (.5mg twice a week). Feeling really good now!

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ronbiz31 Says:
I just had a refill 2months ago and I have been checking my levels ecery 2-3 weeks. Two after refill I was up to 593, 3 weeks later 720 and 3 weeks after that 843. So I guess my doctor was wrong about hte highest point being 4-5 days after your refill. The pain from the insertion usually lasts no more than 10 days and is accompanied by some pretty good bruising. I have noticed that my temper has gotten shorter with these higher levels but my sex drive has returned to normal.

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Mike Says:
That is interesting. I wonder when do the pellets ‘max out’ your level? I cannot be having BW done every 2-3 weeks to check my levels as that gets pretty expensive. What I was hoping for (in a perfect world) is that I would get the pellets and my symptoms would improve. I want to get away from the injections so I am hoping to get @18 pellets the next time around.

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Bob Says:
14 pellets is quite a large dose. I have 10 and doc said that is not always done. Usual dose, I believe is between 3-6. If th erections are occurring, I, too, would think this is a good sign. Natural to have the mood swings and the puberty comparison seems natural one to me.

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ronbiz31 Says:
3-6 seems very low, but then again if that is all you need to get you up to normal levels that is great. I personally have never had less than 10.

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robertj Says:
It's been about a month for me with 12 pellets. Butt just stopped hurting but butt has like little lumps almost like cellulitis.
My biggest feeling change has been my nipples are hard, erect and tender! Sometime I get a harder erection but not really horny when I need to be. With a partner no more desire really but sometime at 2am I wake up ready to beat off!
Anybody else experience anything like this. I would like the libido to there when intimate. I hope that will come.

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