My LH had never been high before my previous blood test. I have a feeling that was just an abnormal pulse for a few reasons:
1) I had a great meditation session that morning. Meditation and power posing have been shown to affect blood serum testosterone levels.
2) I had been abstinent for an entire month before that blood test.
As I've mentioned before, all my previous blood tests before the last one had perfectly normal FSH/LH.
I have both testes. However, my left testicle does have a varicocele which was operated on but seems to have returned. The testicles are both normal size as confirmed by an endocrinologist as well as an ultlrasound. Both testicles have healthy blood flow according to the ultra sound.
I have lowered my thyroid dose by half a grain and seem to have a little more energy in the past week.
I'm absolutely taking 12.5 mg/day. Remember, Arimidex and aromasin have very different dosages. Aromasin requires larger amounts than arimidex to lower estrogen. My pills were prescribed by my doc so they are legit. Arimidex pills are only 1 mg. Aromasin pills are 25 mg. I've been using a pill cutter to take half of one pill/day. Keep in mind, when one is not on a steroid cycle, they can consume much higher amounts of an AI and be fine due to the open feedback loop. The HPTA senses the lower estradiol and raises testosterone so that more estrogen will be created through aromatization. There's a government study detailing a group of males who took 25 mg aromasin/day and were absolutely fine. I'll post it later.
I'm going to continue the Aromasin until I get my blood drawn again at the end of May. Perhaps, just like with TRT for some men, the effects of increased Testosterone via an AI aren't immediately noticeable. Many TRT guys have reported not experiencing libido/muscle gain until 2-3 months into treatment.
I'm pleased with the fact that my testicles seem to be responding quite to the aromasin. This minimizes the possibility of primary hypogonadism in my mind and points back to low cortisol and thyroid issues being at the root of my problems. I'm glad I didn't go on TRT when offered the chance by the endocrinologist I saw.
I've tested my temperatures throughout the day and they are in the 97 range. I'm currently dosing iodine at 5 mg/day with 200 mg of selenium. Also taking Tyrosine and Ashwagandha which are supposedly beneficial for the thyroid. Throwing in some pregnenolone as well for the low cortisol. I'll report back in May once I get a complete cortisol/thyroid panel done.