Appreciate the reply. I have read/followed some of your posts so I know you are a true resource on this forum.
I have been wondering why my hematocrit levels have not risen more since starting HRT. I have certainly been watching it. I do not have an answer, but thankful that it is within range thus far.
About three years ago out of nowhere I started having issues with gluten. Developed some rashes, lost a lot of hair on my head, neuropothy in my legs, and was generally feeling like crap. Have a friend with Hashimotos who was familiar with gluten problems and she suggested I get tested. Turns out I tested positive for 2, maybe 3 of the antibodies. Had a colonoscopy/endoscopy and luckily did not have any small intestine damage so I believe I only developed a sensitivity rather than full blown celiac. Not sure what triggered this although at the time I was with a woman who finds out tomorrow if she has Lyme disease. I am not positive this is true, but have read that there is some research suggesting Lyme can be sexually transmitted. It is certainly interesting that many of my health problems began when I was with her. It was a one time encounter and I am skeptical that I too may have Lyme from her. But I do know that Lyme can trigger other immunity problems.
Anyway, after the gluten issues began, I cut out all offending foods and also had to stop dairy for 4 months. I could not get rid of the neuropothy until I stopped dairy. I have since returned to dairy except for milk and the neuropothy has not returned. I also read Wheat Belly and became convinced that all the carbs are not good for me. Eat way more veggies now than I ever did growing up. Lost about 25 pounds not even trying. Also, began riding a bike about 4-5 days a week. So, my overall health has improved and I’m sure the HRT is helping as well. I feel pretty good, not great, but much better than I had for some time. I believe these lifestyle changes are responsible for my improved cholesterol and triglycerides. Although from what I have read, I believe much of the mainstream information on cholesterol is hype and myth.
I believe I have read on this forum about doing all meds on the same day. I have wondered about doing the anastrozole every 6th day and if there was much fluctuation in between. I take such a tiny amount as is, but I wonder if I should/can even get a smaller amount to take E3D along with the T and HCG. The anastrozole I get through Defy also contains DIM and is compounded so I assume .125 mg is doable. They are in capsule form so not sure how easily I could take 1/2 a capsule at a time in the current .25 dose I have. If I did begin doing all three meds E3D, which day should I have labs run on? The day before? Also, I do meds at 4 pm - does it matter what time of day?
I did find out that LabCorp did the wronge DHEA-S test on the last run. They did serum rather than sulfate so that last one is like comparing apples to oranges with the other ones. Also, the range posted is for the serum. I need to change that to the sulfate range which for Labcorp I believe is 71-375. My 12/5/13 test showed me topped out at 373.9, but I have not been taking my 10 mg micronized DHEA supplement as regular as I was instructed since I started with Defy. Actually, doc recommended 25 mg but I believe it cause me some heart palps. Wonder how important it is to be at the top of the range on this. I know it has something to do with adrenal gland, but I’m not too up on it.
Thank you for the reply. Much appreciated.