Your body reacts to change and absolute numbers. The change wears off and that is part of what you feel. R2=24 is not too low. Try a one time increase in your anastrozole and see what that suggests. Again, part of what you will feel is transient. If you feel let down for a few days, that can be E2 too low, otherwise not. Your TF is up 50%, that is major, but not a huge number.
I guess part of the problem is that that are bodies are complex open systems and it is impossible to even be aware of all the factors that might influencing the state of your body at any given time. No sooner had I written my post last night, than I went home and had an intense libidinal “glow”.
It’s too bad we can’t have a continual quantitative measure of T, Free T and estradiol. Just because those were the numbers on a given day at a given time does not mean they are static. It would be interesting to know the fluctuations.
I have been taking around 1mg/week. I will definitely try a mega-dose and see what happens. By megadose I mean, like 15 drops. I usually take either 8 or 10 drops every other day.
Any ideas on how to raise the free T even higher?
I don’t know what you mean by “graininess”. I think there has been some change in fat tissue but it is slight and, to be honest, I haven’t been paying that much attention and not measuring.
Yes, there have been, but not what might be expected. I have been feeling better, and when I feel better I am perhaps more emotional in a positive way. By that, I mean that I have more feelings of “friendship” and “love” (ha ha, if I were in one of the other forums I would be accused of getting my “ghey” on for that last statement
I have had some stiffness, however, it is problematic to attribute that exclusively (or at all) to to the anastrazole. After all, I just started dong the Bill Starr 5 X 5 workout a few weeks ago and so it might be the workout causing the soreness.
Food…I definitely have almost NO carb cravings. I went to an Italian restaurant yesterday and had a fav dish, gnocchi (which is made from potatoes and flour) but I wasn’t craving it. I was just there, seemed like a good time to carb load a bit and so I did. So, I would say that, yes, the change has been that I really don’t crave dense carbohydrates (like bread, pasta, etc) at all.
As far as snoring, I don’t think that has ever been a problem, so no change there. I have never snored (and yes, that’s not my opinion…I have asked bed mates).
Oh, and another thing. My immune system seems to have gotten stronger. There was recently something going around and people were ill all around me. I got a very slight sore throat for a couple of day and that was it.
I guess, the good news is that, yes, I am feeling better but that it tends to fluctuate. In any case, even on “bad” days, it is much better than before I started doing the anastrazole.
Perhaps the perception that I had of being in a heightened state of wellness two weeks after starting anastrazole compared to now is one of gestalt. In other words, compared to way I had been feeling pre-anastrazole, I felt so much better that I noticed it in a big way. Perhaps now that way of being has become quotidian and so it doesn’t amaze me as much. I am not sure of this, just speculating.