Thinking symptoms due to high E2 levels, low drive, hard to budge that spare tyre with low carb, weights and cardio and just general aches etc, just not quite running on all cylinders if you know what I mean.
Been a gym rat for years but been more proactive in the gym the last few months, anyway at 39 y/o starting to feel old (dont like it,who does i suppose). My last blood test showed my total test was quite good but my free test was low and my E2 was within normal range but i think it might be too high to be helping me feel any good.
Im in australia so lab numbers a very different to what many post on here, can someone help me out here and tell me if my numbers do require some estrogen management like dim etc.
test 21 nmol/L (10-33)
free test 49 pmol/L (60-130)
Oestradiol(i believe is E2) 109 pmol/L (40-250)
This test is almost 12 months old and my symptoms have increased some. Previous tests I have had always seem to show a low free testosterone level, never had E2 done before this test.
On another Australian site i did read that optimal oestradiol levels should be <60, this puts my levels in high range, but cant seem to find any other reference rangers other then from the USA and they are in a different format.
I know I’m in need of another blood test to check my current levels, but if they are inline with above, more testosterone doesnt seem like it would be the answer as its at a good level rather stopping aromatase would increase my free test levels and hopefully feel better.
So Im trying to lose the spare tyre, have added zinc and have ordered some dim. Does all this sound reasonable to start with. I do have a good doc, so may have other options down the track, but starting natural and work my way up .
Any other advice is appreciated.