I have a genetic predisposition for the presence of a high amount of aromatase enzymes. Naturally, I have high test levels above 670-850 at the age of 33 years old. However, my estradiol keeps fluctuating between 36-45 and every attempt to drop it below 30 has failed.
I’ve always had a slim muscular build, but it’s extremely hard to build muscle and gain weight naturally. The Endo confirmed that I don’t have gynecamastia. In March 2018, I began experiencing symptoms of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation so I started a program called the Boost Program (HCG and Chlomid) at LowT99. The lab results are included in detail below. I was under that program from April 2018 to July 16, 2018. In sum, the increased Anastrazole doses were ineffective at suppressing the conversion of excess Test to Estradiol. As a result, the T/E Ratio dropped to as low as 10.42:1 (test 1,313 estradiol 126). Ironically, while I was on that hormonal treatment I had never felt better with test levels above 1,100-1,300. My libido was great, the symptoms of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation stopped occurring, erections were thicker and stronger, and overall I felt stronger with the increased muscle and inner confidence. The only con was that a lot of the weight gain was around the abdomen.
Since stopping hormonal therapy in July, I’ve put forth a solid effort to naturally cutting down the estradiol levels WITHOUT ANY success (no processed foods, limiting exposure to BPA chemicals-plastics, soaps, etc., reducing stress, sleeping 6-7 hours, and the use of the following supplements: DIIM, Calcium D-Glucarate, and Resveratrol. It’s been over 5 month since hormonal treatment and here are the results of the Lab Corp test on 12/27: Test 802 Estradiol 45.0 (T/E Ratio: 18:1), LH 4.6 SHGB 63.5 Free Test n/a BioTest n/a. Unfortunately, my weight is back down to 154-155, symptoms of erectile dysfunction/ premature ejaculation have returned along with weaker erections. All the size and muscle gained is gone.
My goal is to achieve an optimal and healthy hormonal balance with estradiol below 30 and a T/E ratio above 25:1. I’m considering the use of Anastrazole independently w/o test producing meds or Anastrazole+Chlomid monotherapy or Anastrazole + HCG monotherapy.
Any suggestions and helpful advice would be greatly appreciated. -Eric
3/27/2018 LAB CORP
BASELINE: Testosterone 671 Estradiol 38 (T/E Ratio: 17.66), LH 6.2 SHGB 63.6 Free Test 9.5 Bioavailable Test 222
Started hormonal therapy treatment at LowT99 with the Boost Program:
Dose: DHEA 20mg every day, Chlomid .25mg every day, HCG 0.5ml (2) per week, Anastrazole 0.25 mg (1) per week.
5/11/18 LAB CORP
Testosterone 1,126 Estradiol 100.4 (T/E Ratio: 11.22), LH12.7 SHGB 46.3 Free Test 23.1 Bioavailable Test 541
Change of dosage: Anastrazole 0.5mg (3) per week
6/13/18 LAB CORP
Testosterone 1,308 Estradiol 109.7 (T/E Ratio: 11.92) LH 20.9 SHGB 56.7 Free Test 24.3 Bioavailable Test 570
Change of does: Anastrazole 1.0mg (5) week
7/24/18 Quest Diagnostics
Testosterone 1,313 Estradiol 126 (T/E Ratio: 10.42) LH 47 SHGB 27.6 Free Test 660 Bioavaliable Test 660
8/16/18 Lab Corp
Testosterone 1,212 Estradiol 66.7 (T/E Ratio: 18:1) LH 5.6 SHGB 116.3 Free Test 11.4 Bioavailable Test 268
9/18/18 Quest Diagnostics
Testosterone 803 Estradiol 49 (T/E Ratio: 16:1) LH _ SHGB 54.0 FreeTest 76.4 BioTest 150.6
11/2/18 Quest Diagnostics
Testosterone 847 Estradiol 36 (T/E Ratio: 24:1) LH_ SHGB 71.0 FreeTest 61.3 BioTest 128.8
12/27/18 Lab Corp
Testosterone 802 Estradiol 45 (T/E Ratio: 18:1) LH 4.6 SHGB 63.5 FreeTest n/a BioTest n/a