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Maybe I Don't Need Arimidex?


#1

I had been trying to get my doc to give me arimidex as a gyno preventative as I've been on trt for just over a year. She finally very reluctantly gave me some last week. After taking 2 .25 doses 3 days apart I was feeling a bit of pain in the joints and slight muscle spasms near the joints yesterday. Im thinking the doc was right and maybe I dont need it? I've never showed high e2 on my blood tests. Shall I just not take it unless i start feeling/seeing high e2?


#2

[quote]krazymatt wrote:
I had been trying to get my doc to give me arimidex as a gyno preventative as I’ve been on trt for just over a year. She finally very reluctantly gave me some last week. After taking 2 .25 doses 3 days apart I was feeling a bit of pain in the joints and slight muscle spasms near the joints yesterday. Im thinking the doc was right and maybe I dont need it? I’ve never showed high e2 on my blood tests. Shall I just not take it unless i start feeling/seeing high e2?[/quote]
So, you’re saying that
1)your blood tests show an E2 level that’s not high
2)your doctor still gave you arimidex anyways
And
3)you want to take a potentially harmful drug even though you don’t need to

Is that accurate?


#3

You may want to seriously consider stopping Arimidex now. If you never showed high E2 on your tests, and you are experiencing joint pain, etc, you are very likely experiencing symptoms of very low E2. Arimidex is a very powerful drug, and should not be taken unless absolutely necessary.


#4

[quote]Gossamer wrote:

[quote]krazymatt wrote:
I had been trying to get my doc to give me arimidex as a gyno preventative as I’ve been on trt for just over a year. She finally very reluctantly gave me some last week. After taking 2 .25 doses 3 days apart I was feeling a bit of pain in the joints and slight muscle spasms near the joints yesterday. Im thinking the doc was right and maybe I dont need it? I’ve never showed high e2 on my blood tests. Shall I just not take it unless i start feeling/seeing high e2?[/quote]
So, you’re saying that
1)your blood tests show an E2 level that’s not high
2)your doctor still gave you arimidex anyways
And
3)you want to take a potentially harmful drug even though you don’t need to

Is that accurate?

[/quote]

That is correct. I’ve read plenty on this subject with folks saying an ai is a must.


#5

[quote]HouKN98 wrote:
You may want to seriously consider stopping Arimidex now. If you never showed high E2 on your tests, and you are experiencing joint pain, etc, you are very likely experiencing symptoms of very low E2. Arimidex is a very powerful drug, and should not be taken unless absolutely necessary. [/quote]

Thanks. I’ll discontinue use and monitor my E2.


#6

[quote]krazymatt wrote:

[quote]Gossamer wrote:

[quote]krazymatt wrote:
I had been trying to get my doc to give me arimidex as a gyno preventative as I’ve been on trt for just over a year. She finally very reluctantly gave me some last week. After taking 2 .25 doses 3 days apart I was feeling a bit of pain in the joints and slight muscle spasms near the joints yesterday. Im thinking the doc was right and maybe I dont need it? I’ve never showed high e2 on my blood tests. Shall I just not take it unless i start feeling/seeing high e2?[/quote]
So, you’re saying that
1)your blood tests show an E2 level that’s not high
2)your doctor still gave you arimidex anyways
And
3)you want to take a potentially harmful drug even though you don’t need to

Is that accurate?

[/quote]

That is correct. I’ve read plenty on this subject with folks saying an ai is a must.
[/quote]
Yes krazymatt, many people who mean well, say that an AI is a must in all cases. It’s just not true. Everyone reacts differently to TRT. I’d love to be in your shoes regarding this issue. I’m trying to find a happy medium, where my T level is good enough that I don’t need an AI. I don’t know if it’s possible for me, but if I’m going to be on TRT long term, possibly lifelong, I’d rather not take a med for the rest of my life that there are no long term studies on it.

From everything I’ve read, estradiol too low, is way worse than being a little high.

How much T are you taking?


#7

[quote]Gossamer wrote:

[quote]krazymatt wrote:

[quote]Gossamer wrote:

[quote]krazymatt wrote:
I had been trying to get my doc to give me arimidex as a gyno preventative as I’ve been on trt for just over a year. She finally very reluctantly gave me some last week. After taking 2 .25 doses 3 days apart I was feeling a bit of pain in the joints and slight muscle spasms near the joints yesterday. Im thinking the doc was right and maybe I dont need it? I’ve never showed high e2 on my blood tests. Shall I just not take it unless i start feeling/seeing high e2?[/quote]
So, you’re saying that
1)your blood tests show an E2 level that’s not high
2)your doctor still gave you arimidex anyways
And
3)you want to take a potentially harmful drug even though you don’t need to

Is that accurate?

[/quote]

That is correct. I’ve read plenty on this subject with folks saying an ai is a must.
[/quote]
Yes krazymatt, many people who mean well, say that an AI is a must in all cases. It’s just not true. Everyone reacts differently to TRT. I’d love to be in your shoes regarding this issue. I’m trying to find a happy medium, where my T level is good enough that I don’t need an AI. I don’t know if it’s possible for me, but if I’m going to be on TRT long term, possibly lifelong, I’d rather not take a med for the rest of my life that there are no long term studies on it.

From everything I’ve read, estradiol too low, is way worse than being a little high.

How much T are you taking?
[/quote]

Thanks bud, I take 100mg per week which I’ve actually started doing 50mg twice per week. It works well but it does elevate my hemacrit which I’ve been donating blood for to control. Doc says i could become iron deficient and tryed pushing a topical but i tryed it once and hated andtogel.


#8

This thread I to muckn fuch… This is the problem with the protocol for Injections around here but no one listens. Everyone is different and no one should just jump on an AI… Some doctor you got there!! Had anyone checked prolactin?


#9

Yes prolactin did show high once. Doc said it coudve been an error something about the way they insert the needle to draw or something.