Forgot to update this thread after I made some changes. I took the advice of some of the guys on this thread (as well as all over the T-Replacement category) and lowered my AI.
My thinking was this: I felt better when I initially lowered my testosterone dosage, so I must’ve had high estrogen. I kept lowering the test dose thinking I would keep feeling better. I never lowered my AI though, and may have driven my estrogen too low. Then I got all the low estrogen symptoms at once. Heavy fatigue, felt like shit, ZERO emotion, ZERO desite to be social, no morning wood, no libido. Was a weird few weeks where I really separated myself from my friends. Two nice things though, I was really driven to work and ended up pushing through a couple weeks of 12-14 hour days, and I got really dried out in the gym. Another’s thing I noticed was that, low estrogen + my daily 5mg cialis = low blood pressure. When I ran proviron (and had a good libido) and the higher test dosage, I was very vascular and my veins appeared very thick and full. While I had low estrogen those past few weeks, my veins were very visible, however they were super thin and constricted. Since lowering my AI dosage, they have gotten back to looking normal and healthy.
Anyway, I stopped taking my AI for two days and immediately the low e symtpoms subsided. I resumed for one week at 1/2 my old AI dose (0.25EOD), then have since been doing 2/3 (2 days on, 1 day off) the dose that I was on. I’ve been feeling my libido coming back very slowly and my energy levels are pretty good. I’m going to continue this for a couple more weeks and then assess how I feel and get bloodwork for TT/FT/E2.
I’m in the process of ordering proviron in bulk to run at the same dose as I used to. I’m considering, when I add proviron, lowering my AI back to 1/2 my old dose (0.25EOD) considering proviron has an anti-estrogenic effect.
Overall things are looking hopeful! Any input on this post is very appreciated.