Hi All, KSman. I trust all are well and enjoying the Christmas break?
So, it has been 5 1/2 weeks since starting my TRT with the standard TRT protocol, to refresh, I have been taking:
1) 62.5mg Test cyp twice a week SQ for a total of 125mg's Test Cyp a week
2) 250 IU hCG twice a week SQ at the time of Test injection
3) 0.4mg's Anastrozole twice a week in water at the time of Test injection for a total of 0.8 mg's a week.
Whilst the above dosages are not exactly what is recommended, they were chosen for their proximity to the recommended amounts and the units my stuff came in.
I am still supporting my adrenals and my thyroid as per previous posts with the addition of 600mg bovine ACE and the addition of Zinc and Copper to my daily supplementation.
I have received the new blood results today and they confirm my suspicions as verbalized earlier.
It seems that I am a hyper-metabolizer of Test and an over responder to Anastrozole. Keeping in mind the above dosages, my results are:
E2-----------------40-161 pmol/L------43 pmol/L (Ideal is around 80 isn't it?)
Now, I am not sure how these results relate to the American ranges (except for E2...) so even though I can see that my levels of FT are in the lower quarter for our ranges, I cannot deduce how they would compare to your ranges...
From what I have read from the stickies, the relationship between FT and E2 is more or less linear when on this protocol, so, I could quite conceivably double my Test dose, keep my Anastrozole dose the same and I should end up with upper levels of FT and optimum levels of E2...correct? This is of course assuming that SHBG remains more or less the same throughout.
So, that is my supposed course of action for the next 5 / 6 weeks until I retest, unless KSman or someone else here can advise me better. That is in fact the point of this post after all.
As an aside, I assume that I will have to regularly check my E2 levels to adjust the AI dose as my BF% reduces as this will have a direct effect on aromatise activity?
So, thanks for reading and I look forward to your comments and suggestions.