I am starting a TRT protocol with a TRT clinic:
200 T Cyp split between 2 pins per week
HCG 500 IU 2x per week
Anastrozole .5 MG 2 x per week (CAPSULES)
Pregnenolone-DHEA Cream .25 grams per day
I have an issue of converting T to E.
Based on reading the forums here and in other locations, I am wondering if it would better to do .25 MG AI EOD rather than .5 MG 2X Per Week? If yes, can I simply take the capsules apart and divide the powder in half and take that dose with water?
On my previous protocol (under my Uro) I was dosing Test E at 200 MG per 2 weeks and hit bottom after about 18 months - no libido, lethargic, depressed, sense of worhlessness. To make a long story short, I attempted to address the issue via my PCP (Uro and Endo) with no luck. However, by significantly increasing DIM to control my E2 and changing my Test pins, I successfully addressed the worst of the mood issues, but still have relatively high E and E2. Following are my Test E pins and labs from earlier this year:
Jan 2 PCP Labs (4 days after 100 mg test E pin): E = 202.5 pg/ML (No Range); E2 = 42.4 pg/ML (Range < 52); T = 8.76 ng/ML (no range); Free T % = 2.54% (Range 1.1 to 2.8)
Jan 15 ‘Personal Lab’ Labs (3 days after 100 mg test E pin): E = 136 pg/ML (Range 40 - 115); E2 = 46.6 pg/ML (Range 7.7 - 42.6); T = 705 ng/DL (348 - 1197); Free T % = 2.45% (Range 1.4 to 4.2)
Feb 16 PCP Labs (7 days after 200 mg test E pin): E = 174.7 pg/ML (No Range); E2 = 44.5 pg/ML (Range < 52); T = 7.9 ng/ML (no range); Free T % = 2.4% (Range 1.1 to 2.8)
I am thinking that .5 mg 2 x per week is too infrequent and again am asking whether I should switch to .25 mg EOD and if I can do that by opening my capsules and divide the .5 MG in half and take with water?
Thanks so much in advance for your help. I have learned so much while lurking.