I realized after re-reading the stickies that the Quest Ultrasensitive E2 is not recommended, but I didn’t specify which test I wanted the doc to order at the time and that’s what he used for some reason. The tests were taken a week or so apart but nothing about my protocol changed between the two.
I’ve been on trt going on 6 years- I’m 53 now. Diagnosed primary hypogonadal by urologist only after primary doc attempted and failed at restart of endogenous testosterone production. Was never counseled in proper TRT protocol so took it on myself to learn on my own.
As far as how I feel- I feel pretty good on 50mg test cyp 2x weekly SQ. Total T was running in the mid-600’s last time I had it checked. However I do seem to have some symptoms which may be E2 related. I have some of the “flushing” or feeling hot that others have mentioned. I also believe I’m retaining fluid which presents as some mild peripheral edema in my hands,legs/feet, and face. However, I suppose this could also be related to being more sensitve to sodium since going on TRT from what I’ve read. I plan on having more comprehensive labs done in the next couple weeks through LEF/Labcorp and will also make sure I get the sensitive assay on E2 for comparison purposes.