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Labs Came Back


#1

Just got my labs back.

I am currently on 7.5 gr androgel, 25 mg dhea 2 x a day, 3.5 drops liquidex, 50 mg 7 keto.

Total testosterone 675

Free tesosterone 7.9.

PSA 1.2

Estradiol 39

I have been taking either 3 or 4 drops of liquidex per day (average 3.5) and 6 pumps of androgel 2 x a day.

I plan on going to 10 grams of androgel.

How much more liquidex should I be taking in order to get my estradiol down to where it should be...I don't want to cry at every sentimental movie I see.

Any help greatly appreciated.


#2

Bump for Ksman... :slight_smile:


#3

Theoretically speaking of course, if you increase your free testosterone by 25% you should increase your adex dosage the same amount to keep homeostasis. But, since your E2 is already 77% higher then "optimum" then the formula would be 3.5*1.25*1.77 or 7.1 drops of l-dex a day. Make sense?


#4

OP: Please edit your original post with units and ranges.
You should feel a huge difference with the new adex dosing. Expect changes in 10-14 days.

Assuming a target of serum E2=22pg/ml

KNB has the mechanics for the calc, but had one factor incorrect.

New dose adex for old T dose: 3.5 * 39/22 = 6.02

New dose adex for new T dose: 6.02 * 10/7.5 = 8.27. -try 8

increasing T from 7.5 --> 10 is a factor of 10/7.5 = 4/3 = 1.333 -33%

Next labs, adjust adex as above if needed.


#5

KSman,
You're right. My days of retail markup must have gotten in the way and caused my bad calc.
Thank you for the clarification, the answer is 8, not 7.


#6

Thanks guys...appreciate the help.