Hey Guys, I’ve been suffering from symptoms of High E2 since October 2019. At the time i didn’t know that High E2 was the reason, Symptoms were then as follows (Nov 19)
Sleeping - Always suffered from Insomnia
Struggles to wake up in the mornings, Don’t feel like i have had enough rest, losing the ‘Go’ within myself, Deceases motivation.
Face Goes very red randomly throughout the day.
Feel warm when others are cold. (Can be Sweaty)
Anxiety like feelings, heart beating feeling and heavy breathing.
So after this i posted on the forum and thanks to everyones support here it was quickly worked out my symptoms were matching with my bloods.
These were on a Protocol of 200mg Test Enanthate Mon/Thurs
Oestradiol 360 pmol/L (Range: 41 - 159)
SHBG 16.9 nmol/L (Range: 18.3 - 54.1)
Total Testosterone X 81.3 nmol/L (Range: 8.64 - 29)
Now these Numbers are Crazy, but bear in mind as a newbie i made the mistake of taking a 100mg Shot One hour and 30 mins before having these bloods taken, so the numbers must of have been dramatically skewed by this.
After the advice of some guys i decided in November to change from a twice weekly to an EOD protocol hoping this would make a difference, it did. To some extent. Here are the symptoms i’ve had since then and are suffering from as of now.
Feel warm when others are cold. (Mainly at night)
Struggles to wake up in the mornings (Feeling like ive had no sleep)
Motivation Issues (Lost the ‘Go’)
Feeling Anxious/irritable/depressed (Can be very Emotional)
Acne started to appear end of Dec but has gone down.
Libido reduced, Erections not hard.
Although 23% BF which i know is extremely high, even more gyno has started to develop.
My Weight has fluctuated during this period staying between 98 - 101Kg.
So what is the solution? Ive been really scared of even asking for an AI from my Doc as i I’ve heard so many bad things about the dangers of Crashed E2, Osteoporosis and that AI’s are just for Bodybuilders. But what about for someone who genuinely needs temporary E2 Management due to negative symptoms + has Bloods as evidence.
I just had some more bloods done recently and will update once the results arrive, they will paint a much better picture of how effective the EOD protocol has been. ED will be too much for me, being from a Europe Country with Glass Ampoules setting up ED syringes wouldn’t be easy either. (Interested to know solutions)
In terms of reducing the BF% from 23% This is real major priority. i understand that the reason its high in the first place is due to the aromatisation occurring in the fat and brain. The issue is if one needs to reduce symptoms ASAP what is going to expedite the relief, a very small dose of AI (Arimidex 0.25mg twice a week) or reducing the BF% which is going to take much longer especially when you already feel depressed/lethargic/unmotivated due to the unbalanced hormones. Still get myself to go to the gym for 45 mins - 1 hr 5 days a week. at best on TRT was doing min 1hr 30 mins 5 days higher intensity.
At worst felt Pre-TRT, now i’m like a 4/10. 10/10 being feeling amazing