I’ve bee struggling to understand why my E2 can be so high, on low dose testosterone cream (TC). I’m currently taking (30 ML) 200MG / ML x2 daily. This works out to about 100 mg per application of TC, and as I understand it, that is a very low dose of TC.
A lot of TRT guys have been considering dropping their AI and many claim that their doing much better with out the AI. In fact, their claiming that they doing great! I thought I would give this new thinking a try. It’s recommended that you go up to 8 weeks without an AI and you should be feeling much better. In my case it’s been about 48 days and I feel like crap. My face is only mildly pink, but I have very low libido, significant ED, I gained about 3 inches of belly fat and I have BPH symptoms, which seem to get worse as I continue without any E2 control, Frankly, I’m much worst today than it was a few weeks ago.
As I mentioned, I’m experiencing BPH symptoms which means I’m getting up at night about once every 1.5 hours, which is out of character for me. My blood work has me at about 650 TT very low, and 78 E2. I asked about the very low TT and I was told that my TC was a very low dose, and that my 100mg dosing x2 daily was the lowest level of TC available and that most guys are on higher dosing. The doc choose this level of TC to avoid the possibility of E2 spiking since I have had previous high E2 problems while on T injections, .50mg E3D. I have had zero alcohol for the past 6 weeks, not using the gym lately, diet is ok no junk,and I’m 64, and about 12 lbs overweight, but that might be the high E2. My question is how can my E2 get so high, on such a low dose T cream. Is this more about me than it is TRT? It seems that I’m not clearing E2 efficiently perhaps my liver needs cleansing, or I should be looking else where?
Please share your thoughts.