General Data & Labs:
Body & Facial Hair: Good wisker pattern. Average, not excessive on rest of body. Had head hair transpant procedure due to using Androgel for several years and being unaware of it’s significant spike in DHT. Now on injections.
Fat: Carried in waist and hips, not excessive.
Heath Conditions: Generally good, although have low HDL (value under 40) and boderline hematrocrit (17.9), Plan to begin donating blood frequently. Other indicators good. Take 90mg Armour Thyroid / day.
OTC Drugs: In addition to T Cypiponate, HCG and Arimidex, also taking (2) .5mg Avodart per week per hair surgeon’s advice.
Labs: See Attached
Diet: Generally good with flax, olive and organic coconut oil. (!) glass red wine most nights, limited alcohol otherwise.
Testes: Use to ache, until starting HCG in 2010.
Morning Erections: Yes on occasion, as I am experimenting with correct Testosterone, HCG, Arimidex dosage.
Background: Used Androgel from 2005 to 2010 with lackluster results. Saw Dr. Shippen in March 2010. Prescribed “Mini Shot” regiment. 120mg / week divided into (2) doses taken Mondays & Thursdays. Initially 250 units HCG on nights before T-shot next day. Never mentioned use of Arimidex or concern about elevated estradiol. Felt like I had lost adequate results in libido and general sense of well being. Therefore, increased injections to 180-200mg week. Also, upped HCG to 500units, twice per week. Not realizing role of excessive Estradiol that had evidently crept up. Now understand that I was only making maters worse.
Current protocol reflected in attached labs from 12-31-12 (Note: these lab readings were taken on a Monday morning with last T injection, HCG and Arimdex dosage taken previous Thursday). 180mg / week T injections (divided into (2) doses) 500 units HCG twice / wk. November 2012 started .25mg Arimidex twice / week on days of injections. Have had Estradiol tested twice since starting Arimidex. First reading of 30 was taken day after .25mg dosage. Most resent reading of 40 taken 4 days after last .25mg dosage. Starting taking 50mg Iodoral tablets after reading Thyroid sticky. Been loading for 1 week and observing body temps increasing. Morning 97.5, mid afternoon 98.2.
Based on what I have gathered on this site, I believe I need to decrease my injections to 100-120mg week. 250 units HCG EOD and perhaps .25mg E3D. Appreciate any feedback / opinions.