AI will not affect T levels in TRT guys because the HPTA is not functional. It will lower E2 and improve T actions at the receptors and in gene expression. Mood can become greatly improved, along with libido and mental energy. Some feel more analytical and less emotional.
Fat patterns can improve and stubborn fat areas can lean out. So the fat losses of T only can be improved upon with more favorable E2 levels.
[hCG can increase T levels a bit in some older guys, more so for younger;who are not primary].
Please understand the issues re anastrozole over-responders, signs and what to do if you land there.
Yes, that Rx for anastrozole is nuts.
Sorry for the offense, I need to herd cats and track many threads for weeks. I direct people to the stickies to reduce the time needed to make these points.
You are injecting once a week and T levels are all over the map and the meaning of any lab work is then limited, all the more if not presented with lab timing.
Anastrozole is a competitive drug, competitive with free and weakly bound [bio-available] T. Your T levels are all over the map. Dosing anastrozole to a moving target is simply wrong. Inject twice a week and take AI then, or T and AI EOD.
Now you are injecting twice a week. By taking anastrozole at the same time, they will both roughly peak and trough together which works well for many.