Quick & dirty recap of info:
41 years old
Prescribed TRT for 3 years, Which has been Testogel 50mg onlyonce per day.
No Arimidex ever taken. Very very rarely I take self sourced Nolvadex 10mg in one day.
The Testogel formula has recently changed so I’m now using 60mg once per day.
I’ve never had E2 tested, but now want to do that privately - so I can select what time of day to get blood drawn.
My thoughts were to get blood taken twice on the same day:
First at 8am before I’ve applied that day’s Testogel & 24 hours since the last application - so I get a picture of the lower level of E2 in my body.
Second at 1pm: 4 hours after application of Testogel, so I get a picture of peak/higher levels of E2 in my body.
I also apply Testogel to my stomach area only for 3 days prior to blood work, so I don’t get a hot sample from testosterone gel on my arms where the blood is taken from.
My understanding is the stomach area does cause greater T—>E2 however, because of fat cells on the stomach.
My understanding is also that in general the testosterone gels convert more testosterone to E2 than injections.
Normally I alternate application sites alternate days - upper arms one day, stomach the next day, repeat.
All thoughts appreciated thanks :))