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Estrogen Replacement with TRT?


#1

Any guys out there had to supplement estrogen to their TRT regimen? If so, what did that look like?

I take 34mg test cyp 3x per week. This keeps TT around 650 and estrogen around 20.I have moderate low E symptoms at this level (brain fog,joint pain and grinding, fatigue,insomnia, etc)If test goes any higher (high enough to get E around 30), joint pain and sleep get much better but I feel trashed tired and terrible mood-wise. Basically I need a way to get E higher without raising T or causing T spikes.

I have tried every other form of t replacement. Hcg causes heart palpitations, clomid stops working after a couple weeks, and anastrozole expectedly makes all my current symptoms far worse.Has anyone supplemented estrogen in small doses for similar issues with success?


#2

You have many threads here. What was determined re:

  • iodine intake
  • TSH, fT3, fT3
  • body temperatures

I have never heard of a guy adding estrogens. So I am inclined to take this inquiry as a indication that something else is bogus. So labs are needed in this thread.

As E2=22pg/ml is considered to be an optimal target [for most], your worry about E2=22pg/ml seems very odd.

More E2 may be masking some part of your system that is not coping well with T. E2 blocks some of the effects of T.


#3

Have you considered that you might be an anastrozole over-responder?
Are you using Rx anastrozole or RC?


#4

npeters how have you been doing? I seem to have the same biology as you do and i respond the same way to test. I also have tourettes as well. Did you ever find a way to feel better?