I have not had to do arimidex yet. My E has fluctuated between 20 and 30. I am taking 300mg of grape seed extract. So my total supplement stack is multi-vitamin, fish oil (5g/day), and 300 mg grape seed.
My last test had E at 30 and IGF off the chart. T3 and T4 are well within normal ranges. LH was low, but haven't seen any atrophy or had pain. My T was about the 75th percentile. The scale on the test was 0-800 and it was about 580.
Get this blood work back on Wednesday. Felt like a vampire had at me this time.
As far as mood during months 9-12, it has been great. Probably too good. During the last quarter of this year we have lost all of our remaining grand-parents and my wife has breast cancer. But yet, I am dealing with all of it while keeping a busy schedule. A year ago I don't know if I could have dealt with all of that so quickly.
I can say that several months into HRT I had to reduce my anti-depressants by 1/3, which was a huge deal to my self esteem. The afternoon dose was making me manic, too manic, giggly, talkative, .... Now I'm down to 1 wellbutrin in the morning and 1 effexor in the evening.