I am 24 years old and have been diagnosed with low testosterone. My medical team are not 100% sure what the actual root cause is, but basically I have low free testosterone, high oestrogen levels and borderline low Human Growth Hormone levels. My endo has put me on Tostran gel in an attempt to bring my testosterone levels up from a feeble 15mnol to a healthier range. This has worked; my latest total testosterone reading came back at 28nmol so right in the upper end of the range. I have requested labs for my free testosterone, as with an oestrogen level of 243pmol/L I suspect a lot of that extra testosterone is being bound up, hence I still do not feel as good as I should do!
My oestrogen level is very high for a young man. It should be between 80-100pmol/L and my latest reading came back at 243pmol/L. I have many symptoms that would correlate with that number. ED, low libido, no morning erections, mood swings, inflamed acne so on. My endo has suggested that I try Anastrazole to bring my oestrogen levels down, as he thinks, as do I actually, that the main reason I am still suffering from unpleasant symptoms has more to do with the high oestrogen levels than it does with the testosterone as that is in a healthy range. He has recommended a dosing regime which entails taking 1/2 1mg tablet EOD and then a 1mg tablet on the days I do not take1/2 if that makes sense?
Now, I previously took 2mg of Anastrazole per week, with neither side effects nor symptom improvement, so it is clear to us that I am not an over- responder to the drug as I know some guys crash their oestrogen with doses like that. So question to guys on here is: should I do 1/2mg EOD or a 1mg EOD?
Any advice or insights would be appreciated.