Your increased T dose may take E2 into the resolution range of the lab test.
*** Read the protocol for injections sticky. ***
Try injecting twice a week and do labs half way between injections. Changes in lab timing will affect the results and create uncertainty.
Injecting once a week and testing after 6-7 days is not good practice, even if doctors think it is.
Can you get DHEA there? It is sold like vitamins here, cheap and available. TRT can lower pregnenolone production in the testes and that lowers DHEA as preg is used to make that in the adrenals. And low DHEA can also suggest weak adrenals.
I will re-read the injection stickies. Originally my doc told me to do 200mg every 2 weeks, and it was only through reading more on blood plasma levels etc that I changed to 100mg every week.
I can get DHEA suppplements, how good they are I don’t know and there are very few who sell it. Is there anything specific I should look out for with regards to DHEA supps - dosing/quality etc?
I spoke to the Chemical Pathologist at the company which performed the blood tests. Unfortunately due to the prevalence of high estrogen in the majority of those tested, the labs testing protocol is very unreliable for low estrogen. He said that one of my readings was picked up at 45, but because the test is so unreliable at the low end, it could be 15 or it could be 69!
I will maybe look at having some blood tests done on a long distance basis, depending on cost, and send to somewhere with outside of SA with a better testing procedure.