You have stopped TRT and are taking 1mg/day anastrozole and feel like shit.
That result is very predicable and you are feeling the effects of very low E2. With high range TT and FT, 1mg/week anastrozole is sufficient. A few anastrozole over-responders require 1/4th mg per week.
Stop taking anastrozole, it will take 7 days to wash out. Restart TRT or take 1/2mg anastrozole per week in divided doses. Do not make short term changes to anastrozole based on how you feel. It take 7 days for blood concentrations of anastrozole to steady out after a dose change and for E2 levels to mostly respond.
- self inject T cyp/eth 50mg twice a week, SC not IM, with #29 1/2" 0.5ml insulin syringes.
- 0.5mg anastrozole at time of injections.
- 250iu hCG SC EOD to preserver testes - same syringes or #31 5/16" 0.3-0.5ml
Low E2 can make you feel terrible, kills libido and makes joints ache. Can also mess up your blood lipid profile.
When on TRT, just how were you trying to control E2?
Please post all available lab work with ranges from that time.
Also see last paragraph in this post to see how you can eval your overall thyroid function.
Please read the stickies found here: https://forums.t-nation.com/t/about-the-t-replacement-category/38/2?u=ksman
- advice for new guys
- things that damage your hormones
- protocol for injections
- finding a TRT doc
Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body's temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.