My syptoms are inability to lose body fat, and low libido. I’m currently on 12.5mg Clomid (EOD) & .125 AI (Anastrozole) (3x/week). Per Doctor’s suggestion, I’m also taking Iodine, Selenum, D3, K2, DHEA, and Stinging Nettle Root one daily– for Thyroid support.
I’ve been on this treatment for 2.5 weeks. I had questions for my doctor, and therefore e-mailed him the following questions:
I’m currently 2.5 weeks into the treatment plan, at the dosage and frequency as prescribed. I do not feel any difference yet. At what point should I see an improvement in symptoms?
(MY E2 sensitive was 7.4. (normal = 8.0 - 35.0) Symptoms of frequent urination and cracking of joints is something I have read of low estradiol. If I have had these symptoms for over 10 years, could that be an indicator that I have always had low E2? With the Anastrozole, should my E2 still be able to rise to a normal range? Should I expect to see less frequent urination, less uncomfortable/cracking joints. What other benefits could I expect from getting my E2 to a normal range?
Should I expect to begin to see an easier time to lose body fat? Historically I have been able to achieve ideal leanness anytime I dialed in my diet, but it has never come easy. In the last 1-2 years, I have carried extra body fat, despite eating the same and exercising the same. If treatment results in me having optimal hormone levels, could I expect better results than I’ve been able to achieve previously?
In response to these questions, the Doctor said it would be best to get my follow up labs now, and determine a solution based on results and the information I’ve provided on my symptoms. I was surprised this was their response, as I thought 2.5 weeks may be too soon to feel any changes in the first place? Perhaps I’m wrong to think this? I’m wondering what the thinking is behind retesting labs now, and making adjustments 2.5 weeks into treatment. I’ve asked the doctor’s assistant, but historically the responses have only been from an assistant, and have been very brief. I’m curious of what people here have to say in regards to this, as in regards to my questions above, as well.