48 years old, 6â??1â?? 197 lbs low body fat, good shape, been on TRT for a little over a year.
Testosterone dose has remained steady at 100 mg/week for the first 9 months, 250 ius HCG and arimidex .25 mg EOD.
Estradiol went from 26.9 pg/mL to 24.7 to 27.1 to 28.5 to 36.7 even as I steadily increased my arimidex dose up to 1.25 mg EOD.
My TT and Free T dropped to 567 ng/dL total and 178 pg/mL free and my estradiol went to 36.7 pg/mL back in May of 2010 which I attributed to subQ testosterone injections and to much Soy milk. I went back to shallow IM injections with a 5/8 inch needle and increased my dose to 40mg of testosterone cypinate EOD and increased my arimidex dose to 1.0 mg EOD.
In July my blood test showed total testosterone of 1086 ng/dL, free testosterone of 399 pg/mL but Estradiol of 38.9
I kept my testosterone dose at 40mg EOD but increased my arimidex to 2 mg EOD for two weeks to see if my level would go low and then let it go back up. I thought it did so I stopped taking it for a week and eventually settled on 1.8 mg EOD. I have felt good and had good to ok morning wood with good libido but have been using fenrugeek and yohimbie root (donâ??t know if they do any good but the yohimbie will keep you awake)
So at the recommendation of KSman I asked for liver function test (AST and ALT) with my latest blood test.
My last test was 785ng/dL total testosterone, 281.3 pg/mL free testosterone and 23.7 ph/mL Estradiol. AST was 26 iu/L and ALT was 28 iu/L. The range for AST is (10-42) and the range for ALT is (10-60).
So the big question is obviously what is causing such high levels of E2. Maybe it does not matter but if it was not for being about to purchase anastrozole as a research compound Iâ??d be going broke. I also just started using the research compound so the test results over the last year were from using arimidex.
I have also been keeping my alcohol consumption below 5 oz a week so I donâ??t think that could be it.
On another note, Iâ??ll be seeing a Endo this January at Johns Hopkins so if anyone has any recommendation for what to ask, Iâ??m all ears.