An occasional bout of depression (or just situational sadness?), poor libido, or weak erections are part of the human condition, so unless these are consistant feature of your life I don’t think you are outside the norm. Life can be stressful and even young guys can have these problems occasionally. In addition, I am sure you have noticed that you aren’t 18 anymore. You are still young but your sexual peak is over your left shoulder somewhere.
If your testosterone is low why not ask your doctor for TRT? Safe, legal, and other medical issues can be dealt with at the same time.
Alcohol is known to increase aromatase activity and E2 levels. Do the obvious thing and knock off the booze. That will probably do more for your sex life than any other single thing. Do you have a big belly, ie: approaching 40 inches around at the belly button? Lose it. A big belly is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome (or syndrome X). Diabetes is a big cause of impotence. And once that happens it is irreversible due to the microvascular damage.
Adequate rest, a clean diet, and hitting the weights are essential for good health and feeling good, especially as you age.
So, clean up your act if it needs cleaning, and maybe you won’t feel the need to experiment with AI.
I know you are going to try it anyway, but I think you are going to be disappointed and maybe make your symptoms worse if you overdose, which is very possible.
Those of us on TRT do not cycle anything. In fact, we desire the exact opposite, which is steady state plasma levels of drugs. TRT is a lifetime deal, not something we go on and off.
I cannot recommend a dosing schedule for you because I just don’t know. What you are proposing is not entirely logical. I will say that many men have found one mg. of anastrozole per week to reduce their E2 to a reasonable level, but that was too much for me. Anastrozole is powerful enzyme inhibitor and getting the dosing right can be difficult. There apparently is a lot of variability in patient responses. The other drugs you mentioned, I have no experience with. Anastrozole seems to be most often used, and maybe for good reasons, but I don’t know what they are.
Finally, and I mention this because a lot of curious guys will read it, AI for men is on the fringe of legitimate medicine. The reason is that there are no large long term studies published that show either the efficacy or safety of AI for men. There are some short term studies with a small number of men that showed no harm, but no clinical benefit, either. Doctors are a conservative bunch because many times they have seen the latest and greatest go down in flames. Vioxx comes to mind, but there have been a other instances where drugs and therapies have been abandoned when their true nature became apparent over time. So far, there is just not enough data to support the large scale, long term use of AI for aging men.
Anti-aging doctors are doing it, however. Bring cash.
Those of us on an AI are guinea pigs, truly.
I know this isn’t what you came to hear but I felt like typing. I hope it helps someone if not you. Good luck.