100mg t-cyp/wk, divided into every other day IM shots. (didn’t like the nodules left behind with SC)
250iu HCG, EOD SC
.25mg adex, EOD.
This resulted in TT>1500, and E2 around 49. The labs I can afford out of pocket don’t test FT. Sensitive/itchy nipples, moodiness, etc. I’d guess TT was so high from E2 and therefore SHBG elevation. I certainly didn’t FEEL like I had testosterone in the mid 1000s.
I tinkered a bit and started taking the adex every day, and felt better very quickly. Planning on going to get bloods in a couple days once things stabilize.
I called my doc (Technically a PA, who was surprisingly open to the standard protocol advocated here. ) about upping the AI dose to match what I have settled on. They conferred with the bigwig in the office and he said they wouldn’t up AI, but would lower T instead. If I needed an AI, T dose clearly must be too high.
I don’t want to bring them the labs showing E2=49 and TT>1500… pretty sure that wouldn’t help my case. I’d guess TT is substantially lower now that it feels like I have my E2 dialed in.
The same doc has a put couple of my friends on 200mg/wk of t-cyp with no mention of HCG… but those same guys had hell getting an AI when they had significant gyno symptoms.
Any advice on dealing with this?
Try and explain that I understand the way these things are related? (HCG means higher E2 than straight t-cyp guys in the first place, elevated E2 means elevated SHBG, which means elevated TT, but not necessarily FT?)
Ask for them to just try it and see what happens?
Edit the labs I have to remove TT and bring those in?
Thanks for any help