Hey KS.. Yeah, there is a ton of great material in there. I've learned a ton from this site... Unfortunately, probably more then the team of doctors.
My E2 is an interesting and very confusing topic. I have low SHBG so my free E2 is higher then desired based on my total E2. When I get myself over 25 on the total E2, then my values for free E2 are above reference range. My current doc has pushed my total E2 down to 11 which puts my free E2 in the upper quartile of "normal" reference range.
My latest labs:
Total T: 755
Free T: 184.2
Bioavailabile T: 394.9
Total Estradiol: 11 pg/ml (ref: < 29)
Free Estradiol: .34 pg/ml (ref: < .45)
My hematocrit and hemoglobin have started to rise on me (now in the upper edge of reference ranges). Which is why I was thinking originally in trying to go deeper into the muscle tissue.
Any insight would be appreciated! Personally an 11 with E2 seems too low, but is contradicted with the free E2 reading. So very confusing....