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E2 is 59!!!


#1

Two months into my TRT and I just got my test results back.

I am 38, 240 lbs, 6'2" with all the typical symptoms. Currently taking 100mg/week of Test Cyp.

TT - 718 (250-1100)
FT - 199 (35 - 155)
E2 - 59!! (13 - 54)

Everything

So, what would make my FT so high? My follow-up appt is tomorrow and I plan on requesting an AI prescription.

Am I on the right track?

Thanks!

LC


#2

Estradiol comes from one source, the aromatization of testosterone. So, the question is too much testosterone, or too much aromatase. I'd be interested to hear of any third possibility.


#3

this is part of why there are recommendations to test/check cortisol and thyroid.

T needs cortisol to work. low cortisol = body can not use all of the available T = increased aromatase to E.

fixing any adrenal/thyroid issues "could" result in lower E.


#4

Read the stickies!

Your labs values will change depending on when the lab work was done after prior injection.

Numbers will be steadier if you inject 50mg twice a week.