KSMan, you wrote the following on the HPTA restart protocol and I was hoping you could elaborate a bit.
"2a) Slowly taper off of the SERM, do not stop suddenly or your HPTA may shutdown."
Could you define the taper? Reduce dosage daily, or maintain dosage and go from ED to EOD to E3D, etc? If the latter, how long should one continue the taper? Just looking for a general guideline.
"2b) You will want to be on 0.5 mg anastrozole and cruise on that for a few weeks, then taper."
Same thing here.
"Labs [optional]: With SERM or hCG, your T and E2 levels should be uncreased [else do TRT]. If high normal, 1.0 mg anastrozole per week. If mid range, 0.5mg"
Are you recommending obtaining labs during the protocol to monitor the above, or complete the protocol and take labs a few months later to see if it took?
Lastly, I can't figure out the relationship between E2 and LH. I read in the SERM sticky that E2 was part of the negative feedback loop so I thought that E2 would be indirectly proportional to LH. But you wrote, "If E2 is high, LH may be high, cut SERM by 50%, anastrozole can be ineffective" which seems to state the opposite. Not sure how to interpret the two.