Hi Again. I posted last year about the 20grams a day AndroGel: http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=1438453&pageNo=0
And got some great help here.
Well my Last Blood test (The one in Nov 2007 came back as not enough blood withdrawn!) came back this week.
Testosterone, Total: 794 241-827
Albumin: 4.6 3.6-5.1
SHBG: 15 8-48
Testosterone, Free: 277 34-194 (Very Happy with this!)
Testosterone, Free & WB: 582 84-402 (and this!)
This is always high? AST 59 10-35
FSH: 0.7 1.6-8.0
LH: .02 1.5-9.3
Now this is what I have been trying to get the doctor to check for a year and a half but he never ends up doing it! Thinks its not needed and this time he wasn't there and I told the nurse what to check for.
Estradiol 48 13-54
I have noticed for a long time major reduced libido, now everything still functions and the morning wood is there, I don't have very much desire. Also I have this last layer of belly fat that's been impossible to loose. I am convinced I need to reduce this E2/Estradiol.
I'm on the Ksman hCg protocol and the only thing that convinced my endocrinologist was the JCEM study on hCg.
I know I need something like KSman's post here
"Get some anastrozole, take 1mg per week and increase by what weight you have above 160 pounds. Test E2 after one month and do changes to dose as the results suggest. Aim for E2=17-20. "
But I know my doctor is going to instantly say no (already asked last year - he's never even prescribed hCg to a male before- I'm his test case), like with hCg until he see's a JCEM study where they recommend an aromatase inhibitor for someone using androgel and hCg.
I did a search there:
but hell I don't understand those things enough to browse through 1200+, so I'm hoping someone might know a good study they could provide me a link to to help lower Estradiol.
Also is there a good generic version I could get a prescription for, I don't need a name brand and the generic are way cheaper co-pays.
FYI: I have been putting the androgel on 10-12 pumps in the morning and then about 10-12 pumps in the afternoon, for this blood test I put it on the afternoon before, but not the morning of the test.
Thanks in Advance