I’m on 160 Test Cyp weekly and began to have swollen fingers with pain in the finger joints. Also sore elbows and ankles.
My doctor and I thought it was high estrogen because of the swollen finger joints. We increased anastrozole Arimidex to .25 EOD from previously .25 2x per week.
It didn’t help.
I have reduced Arimidex AI to .25 1x weekly and the swelling and joint pain are going away and my morning wood is back strong. I feel better on less Adex AI.
My E2 is at 38. I thought low E2 sore joints happened to men at under 20 E2 levels.
I’ve also read that there are 2 E2 measurements and one is very sensitive and the other is not. Could I have low E2 dry joint symptoms in the 30s? Or is it an overly sensitive reading?
For background my E2 was consistently in high teens naturally before starting trt.
I’m confused to why I’m having low E symptoms at higher E readings in the 30s. I’d love some help on this. If I didn’t have sore joints with E in teens naturally, why do I have sore joints at E in 30s on TRT with Adex AI?
Here’s my info:
-describe body and facial hair: Normal. No balding. Not much body hair.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed: Chest, back and gut. I’ve gotten fatter on trt by 10 lbs.
-health conditions, symptoms [history]: I was at 208 total T before beginning. My E2 was at 18.
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever: None.
Testosterone: about 550 on day 7 after 160 Cyp
Estrogen: 38 pg/ml on day 7 after 160 Cyp injection
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets]: Paleo. About 2500 calories per day.
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training]: Strong at Squats and bench. Not much cardio.