fudgemilk, I have some doubts about your course of action. First, the natural function of your body is to produce Testosterone in pulses. Testosterone has a half-life of under four hours, and the result is that a person’s natural FT levels will vary greatly over a normal daily cycle. Usually higher than average early in the morning, and lower than average at night as I recall.
Exogenous estered T makes a constant level available throughout your “cycle”, for however long that cycle may be. Testosterone has been described as a messenger, and a key that fits into a lock. What happens when this message is a constant “unlock” for days, weeks, or months? Does this have any effect on our systems? How can it not! Many of us have to take HCG to compensate for the testicle pain and shrinkage caused by this action. Even those of us who take only “physiological levels”, whatever that term might mean when viewed in the pulsatile context above. Can this have an effect on your desire and your wood? Sure it can! Just look at the problems that come up in this forum; we have so little understanding of how this all works, what to measure, or even when to measure it. How many doctors compensate for phase of this natural cycle when interpreting FT data in diagnosing for hypogonadism?
Of course, someone taking exogenous estered should have a high and constant level of T. I just use this to show how far “we” have wandered from being natural, or scientific in our approach.
In my own case, I have been taking unestered T in sub-pharmacological amounts once a day in the morning, in hopes of mimicking and supplementing natural production. Plus Liquidex. You would think that such a small amount of T that clears in hours would not cause side effects, but it does! It causes wild peripheral edema every six weeks or so, and for “no reason”. My E2 should easily be compensated by the Adex in theory, but this happens just the same.
Another doubt I have is the Liquidex that you and I both have taken. What is it, really? I recently got a new bottle from a second supplier, and it doesn’t look the same or taste the same. Which one is the real stuff? Can any differences affect your desire and wood? I’m sure the potential is there.
We go with what information we can get, and the information on our Research Chemicals is pretty sketchy. How do they compare with real Arimidex? I will know for myself in a month or so, because I’ve started with medical grade Adex, and will be able to verify the quality and doseage. One wild variable under control. We can crudely add fluids and measure responses, but how the body works as a dynamic system, we really don’t know so much.
Sorry this doesn’t answer your question. KSman and VTBalla34 both give the best advice we have, and both are saying that you are near the limit of what they know. I don’t think it can be answered except by experimentation. Or maybe the obvious “if it hurts when you do that, then stop doing it!”
I’ll be posting the ‘forum police’ issue here in its own thread.