Ive been on TRT for 1 year with fairly good success. quick background: 29 year old male, 195lbs @ 10%bf. 135mg of test cyp split into mon and thurs injections. anxiety/depression down, libido and erections improved, however, still low energy and fatigued. I have a much better than most doc, fairly educated on the matter and willing to listen to what i have to say.
Ive dealt with erratic E (ranging from 50pg/ml - 75pg/ml) from the onset of TRT and have tried numerous things. started at once weekly at 150mg per week and reduced to 135mg done twice per week. Then when E was still too high, dropped HCG all together. Still too high, doc suggested Iron… Still too high, doc suggest DIM. Well after all this, E is still high, lab work below (done Mid May):
TESTOSTERONE, TOTAL, LC/MS/MS [B][U]744[/U][/B] 250-1100 ng/dL
TESTOSTERONE, FREE [B][U]164.6 [/U][/B]46.0-224.0 pg/mL
TESTOSTERONE,BIOAVAILABLE [B][U]324.3[/U][/B] 110.0-575.0 ng/dL
SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN [B][U]20[/U][/B] 10-50 nmol/L
ESTRADIOL [B][U]74 H[/U][/B] < OR = 39 pg/mL
I dont have any signs of gyno what so ever, my sex drive is healthy along with good erections; I dont have any prostate problems and i havent gained any weight… I do sweat excessively, very mild edema if standing but i do feel weak and lethargic in the gym
The time has come where i think it evident i need to start using an AI. Ive done a ton of research and it varies SOOO widely (understandably what works for someone may not work for another). People also tend to be pretty nonchalant about it, carelessly taking and suggesting WAY to much AI. the prevailing consensus tends to be .25mg Anastrozole on shot days. my doc only deals with exemestane and i can seem to find a consensus on that. some take 12.5mg daily, others 6.25mg twice a week. I totally understand everyone is different but bearing in mind my situation, what suggestions do you guys have for me?