Long story short: I'm about 99% sure I've got high estrogen. I plan on getting some bloodwork done soon (just trying to get health insurance, and if not, privatemdlabs it is) to see exactly where I'm at, but like I said, I'm pretty sure I've got high E. (Overly sensitive/emotional to A LOT of stuff, midsection fat distribution, mental fog, weakened - though not gone -libido, etc.)
As for test levels, I'm not sure. That's something I'm willing to look into, but for now, I think lowering my E to within normal ranges will solve a lot of my issues. If I do have low T, I'd rather lower my estrogen and see if that solves the T issue if there is one.
Anyway, my question is this: I've heard conflicting info about long term AI use. I know a lot of guys use it with TRT (which would obviously be long term) and are fine, but I've heard from quite a few friends (who use and get bloodwork done) that using certain AI's (letro and aromasin, namely) really screwed up their lipids/triglycerides/cholesterol.
I have used AAS in the past and using arimidex didn't seem to help with estrogen issues. (Up to 1.5mg adex per day on a pretty small dose of test still left me very bloated, sensitive nips, etc). Masteron was similarly ineffective at reducing E issues.
I've tried REZ-V, eating buttloads of brocolli/cauliflower/healthy fats, avoiding smoking/drinking, etc and I still feel like I've got high estrogen.
I guess my question is: can long term AI use be safe? Obviously, it'll differ from person to person, but I'm still unclear if I'll be getting my health insurance within the next few weeks and going through a doc or doing my own bloodwork and self medicating with AI's.
Thanks in advance!