Answer to question 1. Yes, your E2 level is higher than optimal, but the bigger problem is the ratio of T to E2.
Your T level is suboptimal as you know, and if you were to use an estrogen reducing compound you would probably start to feel a little better.
- Once again it’s the ratio of T to E2 you have, not just free T numbers.
3.I wish you had current numbers for DHEA, Cortisol, and DHT as well. By having flat line cortisol test results, most would say get on DHEA, DLPA, Isocort, and something to reduce the DHT levels, but we don’t have those current results…
If your doctor won’t prescribe Cortef to help get your adrenals working again, you might try DLPA and Isocort.
I wonder what your glucose levels are, as sometimes insulin resistance will cause elevated DHEA levels.
Your being 5’10" and 180, doesn’t appear you are over weight; but I wonder do you crave sugar? After eating carbs do you get sleepy? Do you crave sugar? Do you have fat on your back like little wings? Just curious…[/quote]
Your last paragraph describes me to a T. I don’t have much fat but I would say most is around the back love handles and under my shoulder blades. I have always craved sugar but if I eat simple carbs there are times when I will damn near fall into a coma fairly quickly. Carbs also wreak havoc on my triglycerides and cholesterol (Tri have been 2800 and Cholesterol 350) if I don’t stay on a low carb diet. Have had blood sugar tested but they said I was fine.
I dont have those current numbers but as it is, I wake up ok but around noon give or take an hour, my eyes get blurry and I feel like someone has pulled the plug. Absolutely no energy.
Should I tackle adrenals and E2 levels concurrently or focus on one? Any specific recommendations for getting the E2 down? I watch my diet, don’t have much fat to lose, don’t drink much and take DIM based on previous recommendation of my Doc.