Hey all, I’ve been a frequent browser of this forum and have found it to be very helpful with building my own trt protocol.
Major shout out to KSman for their very helpful posts.
Regular blood tests / tracking
All other relevant labs within range or accounted for, aside from e2. Ttotal around 1100 (I don’t track this anymore as it is very consistent)
Currently been on the following protocol for ~1.5yr with changes along the way to arrive here-
20 test p
20 mast e
225 test cyp
60 t prop
60 mast e
Has been working very well for me with one hang up. Every so often my e2 wants to climb a bit out of range and I can feel it. Currently at 48.8pg/ml (ref.r 39.9). The problem is I am (I think) very sensitive to anything e2 related. The last time I had high e2 (92) I took .5mg arimidex once and it crashed my e2 below 11pg/ml within a week requiring 4-5 weeks to get back to 14pg/ml.
So, my question is this:
Should I try taking a reduced dose of adex and monitor my labs weekly or do you think otc products like dim will be effective in controlling this? ideal range being upper 20s for me.
Alternatively, I could try lowering my test to something more like
40 t prop
*I should note I am aware this is a higher than “normal trt”, looking to optimize my well-being and recovery with as few negatives as possible.
I would prefer not to change my dosage and risk throwing a wrench into what I have going but I’m open to thoughts from experienced and knowledgeable people.
I want to fine tune my protocol to weed out any inconsistencies. I’m curious to know if anyone has had decent results using dim for minor reductions. I use resveratrol but it doesn’t lower e2, just helps buffer.
Unless I hear a better idea I will try .125adex and monitor for a week. If this gets me in range I’ll try dim and see if it keeps me in range.