Been on TRT just over a year.
I aromatase poorly and am very sensitive to anything that lowers E2. VERY sensitive. Due to this combination I am currently on 90mg test e E3D and 5mg Cialis with a tt of 870 but E2 in the low to mid teens (the Cialis lowers E2 quite dramatically for me). No AI. I feel anxious, tired and have dry skin and eyes. Some days I feel bloody great but others the anxiety is crazy. I refuse to drop the Cialis as it’s a godsend that improves my mood, bp, erections and all round health.
I know that 350mg pw with 5mg Cialis only puts me at 1360tt and E2 at 39 peak as I was on that level this summer on a mini blast.
My options to increase E2 appear to be:
Try HCG to increase E2. I don’t want to inject anything else so this one’s out of the question.
Try estradiol pills. I am self medicating, my Dr won’t prescribe and I can’t find any online.
Try foods/supps/alcohol to increase E2. You name it- I’ve tried it. Nothing works.
Increase my dose to a level somewhere between what I’m on and the mini blast in the summer. 100-110mg E3D (plus 5mg Cialis) would probably take my E2 to the low to mid twenties and TT to around 950- 1000. This is obviously a (slightly) higher than normal TRT dose so I am conscious about lipids/heart effects if I stay on it but surely if my tt levels are around 1000 I should be ok in this regard? It’s the numbers that count not the amount I inject right?
I’m suffering at the moment and need to get that damn E2 up without dropping the Cialis. Help!