-height 5' 9"
-describe body and facial hair: Normal no thinning, more body hair since starting TRT
-describe where you carry fat and how changed: Mostly around stomach
-health conditions, symptoms [history]: Type 2 diabetes,insomnia, osteoporosis
-Rx and OTC drugs: Terazosin, metformin, a recent run of amoxicillin/clav and corticosteroid drops for an ear infection
-any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever: Terazosin
-describe diet High protein, moderate fat low carb
-describe training four days a week of the big five.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? no.
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed: non existent.
lab results with ranges
Test serum 680 ng/dl 348 - 1197
Free Test (direct) 15.4 pg/ml 6.8 - 21.5
e2 sensitive 7.7 pg/ml 8.0 - 35.0
Current protocol is 50mg test cyp IM every other day, and liquidex dosed at .30mg day of injections.
I recently lost 29LBS
Insomnia has been really bad, I fall asleep easily however maintenance is terrible. I get 5 to 6 hours a night
Libido is down, ED however I can perform with liquid cia.
knees crack like crazy when squatting, however I have no joint pain or discomfort.
Body temps are down, 96.4 upon rising - 97.8 3pm this drop in body temps is new as I have checked periodically in the past.
I have been supplementing iodine, however not very much. I have been using lugols 2% a few drops every other day and 100mcg selenium. Apparently not enough judging by body temps and iodine patch test(all color is gone in a couple of hours)
I have stopped the AI for four days as of today and have increased iodine to 50mg and selenium to 300mcg a day for two days.
First question is, it seems after taking iodine at 50mg for two days body temps have somewhat recovered(still 96.4 upon waking, 98.6 late afternoon, 97.4 early evening) and I am feeling better despite lack of sleep. Is it possible to see these kind of positive results in just two days?
What is a good maintenance dose for IR? Selenium?
Next I am at a loss where anastrozole dosing is concerned I've lost some weight so I understand that has had an affect, .80 to 1mg a week has tanked my E2 so how much should I take when I start again? When should I start AI again and when should I test blood to check E2 after I resume AI?
Any other thoughts?