I was hoping to get some insight to this question regarding the use of AI while on TRT. I have been on TRT for almost 5 years, and I’ve always had a difficult time finding the correct AI dose. It seems that no matter what my T dose is, my AI dose is always wrong. To give you an example, I currently dose T Cyp E3D at 70 mg or 175 mg weekly, which is a fairly high T dose if I’m not mistaken. I was thinking that at this level I could tolerate a higher AI dose, but it turns out that .20 mg Anastrozole x2 weekly is still to high. Shortly after I take it I get super soft and my libido is out the window.
I’ve actually gone to the extent of purchasing a gram scale so I can crush the 1 mg tablet and weight it so I can get dosing down to .10 mg which is almost zero, you can barely see the AI power that on the scale.
As you can see I don’t need much of an AI, and your first thought might be to just drop the AI completely, which I did and I became symptomatic. (High E2)
So I got to thinking, if I lowered my body fat index which in turn would lower my aromatase enzymes count would I get a better E2 level and I could drop AI all together? I only ask since I’ve been all over the board with various T and AI dosing. In fact, for years now I’ve kept a daily log of my actual AI blood level calculating the two day half life rolling day after day vs. my dosing. Currently I’m at 24.4 Anastrozole blood level and that’s to high for me.
Just for the record over the past five years all blood work has been very good, except of E2 which has been mostly low but on a few occasions high over 60.
To sum up, I’m was trying to get some insight on how to get off AI completely or a better way to dose AI since what I’m doing isn’t really working, that well. Frankly, I thought the mg scale was going to solve my problems, but not yet. Do you think the idea about lowering body fat is an effective approach? Presently, I have about a 39 inch waste (I can pinch an inch or so) and 185 5’9in age 63 and I’m a regular at the gym, not a gym rat, but 3-4 times a week 45 minutes a day cardio and weight training.
Please share you thoughts