I am having a hard time over the last few months finding balance with estradiol. Lots of back and forth swings with little consistency. I’ve just started to get serious about testing and dialing in proper arimidex dosage and need some help.
50mg Test SubQ EOD for 175mg / week Test
210iu HCG EOD for 735iu HCG / week
This typically puts me at 1200 total test
I am lean, 6’4, 185, 13% bf
I have been struggling to get my e2 in balance. I don’t get sore nipples, joint issues, etc. Libido and erection are really my only indicators. In the past I just take arimidex when I feel bad, with little lab work to support.
Several weeks ago I lost libido.
I started Arimidex .25mg twice / week
After second week I felt amazing.
I continued same dosage on to third week.
I started to lose libido again at the end of third week, I wasn’t sure if I was too high and not taking enough arimidex --up my dose – or had pushed myself too low and needed to lay off arimidex.
I ordered blood work and stopped arimidex. Did my blood draw. After 3-4 days I felt a little better and so I felt maybe I would need a smaller arimidex dose once I got my labs back…
It’s been a week off and today I got my labcorp sensitive estradiol results(code 140244). Result was 48.4… high.
I don’t understand how I’ve felt better not worse.
My idea now is to pull blood again tomorrow(to get another marker of what it is at a week off arimidex) and start .5 arimidex 2/week tomorrow.
Is this a waste of a test? Should I just run .5 arimidex spaced 3 days apart and then retest end next week?
My total test came back > 1500 free test 46.5
I am going to back my HCG down and possibly my test to sit right around 1000.