You get checked every 6 weeks??? Wow.
I'm on the same HRT regimen and my Endo checks me every 6 months, so I'm able to cruise with an augmented TRT at 200 mg/week and do a 12 week cycle. I still have enough time to recover my levels back to his target range with 100 mg/week.
Maybe your doc will lighten up on the test frequency once you seem to be "on track" after the first few checkups? After the first year or two my Endo went from really making sure I was okay to more of a "hey bud, you say you're fine okay here's your script see you in 6 months". Then you can follow a regimen more like mine. I can't comment on your Equipose question, but I don't think 6 weeks is enough time between checkups to get your levels stable again especially your lipid profile if your doc checks on that too.