So a 6 week update. I had my labs drawn. My T level was 419, my Estradiol was 20.7.
Strangely, for the past two weeks (it was worse a week ago) my nipples were ichy and sensitive, and this despite my low Estradiol levels. Peculiar. Now they are a "little" sensitive, but feel like they are returning to normal. There were no other signs of gyno. I didn't cry while watching rom-coms any more than I usually do
The first six weeks were me on a half dose of T. I was taking 50mg 2 x week. Now it is being raised to 100mg 2 x week. The doctor felt it is good to ease into the T program. I'm not in any rush. But my the T I'm taking is doubling - obviously this should help close the gap between my T levels and optimal ones. A future blood test will show how effective the increased T dosage is.
The doctor has added anastrozole - still waiting on the dosage (the doc said it would be the smallest dose possible) - once a week. I'm not sure about that. With the half dose my Estradiol was only 20.7. Doubling it is probably not going to double my Estradiol levels, and I'm more concerned about low Estradiol than I am about high. I might wait on the anastrozole until my itchy nipples get worse or my first blood test in a month. Still noodling that one over.
So far, haven't noticed too much (physiologically speaking) with the T, but with the half doses I'm basically where I was when I wasn't taking it, though with slightly lower Estradiol. We'll see.