Hey guys. I’ve been on 400mg T cyp/week (200x2) along with HCG and anastrazole for about 10 weeks now. When I first started I went through a TRT program and they had me on 200mg once every 2weeks. About two weeks later I had already jumped that ship and got with the new program.
That being said, when I switched from the big pharma-grade test, to the compounding pharmacy, I was worried that maybe it was under dosed or fake because I just didn’t “feel” as agressive and confident. I actually felt more sluggish and fatigued. After posting a few questions, I figured it was all in my head and would wait to get labs later on.
After about 5weeks of the new program, I started having joint pain. I read that the AI can cause it by pushing estrodiol too low but that it cause it directly itself too. So, I laid off the AI for a bit.
Still tired, still joint pain weeks later. So, I got labs pulled.
Testosterone, Serum >1500 [High] reference 264-916
Testosterone, Free >84.30 [High] reference 5.00 - 21.00
%free 5.62 [High]
Estrodiol, Sensitive 54.5 [High] “This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Labcorp. It has not been cleared by the food and drug administration.”
Methodology: Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
Hematocrit 51.3 [High]
Okay, so I think it’s clear the testosteone is legit, but I wasn’t expecting my estrodiol to be high. Is it possible that it spiked after I stoped taking AI, but my joints just haven’t recovered yet. Also, I know my hematocrit is high too, could that be causing the fatigue. Is it high enough that I need to donate ASAP?
BTW the labs were drawn the second morning after injection. I did this because I really wanted to rule out fake gear, and new that if my T was low at that point, it had to be bunk.
Any help is greatly appreciated here.