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Testosterone Cypionate can crystallize
« on: March 12, 2010, 05:06:37 pm »
I'd been in the habit of keeping my vial of T in the fridge, since I keep vitamins in there and when I worked for the animal hospital, that's where Dr. Allison kept the made-up vaccines.

I'd had some pain, a muscle ache, after each shot from the beginning so I didn't think anything of that. Some shots I'd had in the Army were much worse in that regard.

Well, 2 weeks ago I noticed that it was no a trick of my eyes or condensation on the outside of the vial, my T had crystallized out of solution. Big chunks of crystallized T were rattling around in the oil in the vial. Oops.

So I did a quick search on the net and found discussions by bodybuilders and their "gear", meaning illegal steroids, including testosterone cypionate. Yes, it crystallizes easily. Just run hot water over it and go, no problem, one guy said. So, not having hot water here, I put my vial in a bowl and put a little bit of hot coffee around it, adding a bit more at times to keep it as hot as I'd drink but no hotter. And agitated the vial. The crystals dissolved, and all's well now.

Conclusions: Testosterone cypionate will crystallize if stored below room temperature; it will re-dissolve with gentle warming. And, now I don't get the ache after injecting! I was probably injecting micro-crystals all along.

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Re: Testosterone Cypionate can crystallize
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 08:02:43 pm »
Yep.  And warm T is sooo much easier to inject as well.  I always stick the vial in my armpit while I'm setting everything up and swabbing my leg.

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Re: Testosterone Cypionate can crystallize
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 09:09:21 pm »
T is supposed to be stored at room temperature.  Warming and shaking the vial will redisperse the crystals.  Not all medications should be kept cold.  Always ask your provider if you aren't sure, never assume.


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Re: Testosterone Cypionate can crystallize
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 03:06:29 am »
stored room temp and gently rolled between your palms before injecting. NOT shaken as this can cause froth.


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Re: Testosterone Cypionate can crystallize
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2010, 03:49:38 am »
It's probably for this reason Sustanon has "Do Not Refrigerate" on the box and in the product information leaflet.

I'm really surprised the testosterone used over there doesn't come with the same information.

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Re: Testosterone Cypionate can crystallize
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010, 03:58:00 am »
It does come with the same information, Written more than once in fact. Problem is, you have to read it first.




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Re: Testosterone Cypionate can crystallize
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010, 04:01:54 am »
thanks for the info man.

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Re: Testosterone Cypionate can crystallize
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2010, 05:52:49 am »
It does come with the same information, Written more than once in fact. Problem is, you have to read it first.

My eyes are changing so fast that even my relatively new bifocals don't help me with that tiny print. Sheesh. You know how much I paid for these, er, things?
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2010, 06:27:34 am »
My eyes are changing so fast that even my relatively new bifocals don't help me with that tiny print. Sheesh. You know how much I paid for these, er, things?

Hmmm, maybe giant magnifying glasses?  or binocs?   I have trifocals and suffer the small print problem also. They make those info things in print made for brownies or something.




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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2010, 06:07:00 pm »
They make those info things in print made for brownies or something.

What an image: a diminutive elven creature sitting on a mushroom and squinting at a T circular.

Unless, of course, you meant a junior-level Girl Scout.
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2010, 06:18:17 pm »
nope girl scout, you got it right.  For a brownie the print would be large so no squinting.




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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2010, 06:21:48 pm »
For a brownie the print would be large so no squinting.

He's a middle-aged brownie who needs new bifocals.
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2010, 10:57:44 pm »
Thanks for the info. I'll keep my (fingers crossed) future T out of the fridge.

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Re: Testosterone Cypionate can crystallize
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2010, 05:44:28 am »
He's a middle-aged brownie who needs new bifocals.

Hmm didn't think of that. Better than 80 with trifocals I spose. Tho that large print....




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