Good above. If you consider the differences in E2 VS 22 and TT=606 vs a TRT target closer to TT=1000, your ratio of E2:TT or E2:ft does not look as good as E2=28 might imply.
Given your weight, the aromatase in your fat is converting a lot of your T–>E2. If you lost weight, your E2 should drop, SHBG would drop, FT would increase, LH would increase and T would increase. That is the general relationship in normal males.
But you cannot loose weight. Yes, diet and activity need to be considered. However, a degree of hypothyroidism and/or iodine deficiency can cause weight problems and can often drive T levels down. And lower T levels can lower thyroid. In some cases, the two problems embrace each other.
You need to look at more than T levels. Read the advice for new guys sticky and take note of concerns other than testosterone. Thyroid problems can make weight loss very difficult. What are your other lab results? Serum glucose?
Your amount of body hair, and hair loss suggest that you could be a high testosterone type. For these guys, when they loose T levels and end up in the range where you are not, they are much worse off than guys who always had less T who had a good quality of life with those lower levels.
Your gear and cycles might not be helping. If you are using aromatizing gear and do not manage E2 levels, that will reduce your ability to loose fat when on cycle.
You posted this elsewhere:
Day 1: 246lbs.
Aim after 28 days: Sub 220lbs.
Waist at naval: 45
U-arm flexed cold: 18
Upper thigh: 31
Chest relaxed nipple: 46
Lower chest/upper abdomen - 39
Wow thanks for the info, really helpful. I had my glucose tested a few months ago and i remember it being 4.2
Yeah i started dieting on sunday, i posted a thread about gear for potential future cycles but i haven’t started yet. I wanted to get my bf fat before going anywhere near the stuff to be honest, and it looks like i already aromatase a lot of the test o have so i don’t want to make that problem worse.
Would my first port of call to keep on dieting for now and try and shift some of the bf?
I’ll take a read of the new guy sticky as well.