57 y.o. man on testosterone cypionate 100 mg IM every week for the past 15 months. A recent total testosterone level (LabCorp) drawn on day five was 903 ng/dL. My estradiol level was high at 49 pg/mL and therein lies the problem. My prescribing physician is a board certified endocrinologist about my age, well regarded but conservative.
I had to sweet talk him into writing for the testosterone in the first place and he is not interested in prescribing an aromatase inhibitor. He threw up his hands at the suggestion of adding hCG. He rightly points out that there are no long term outcome studies regarding this protocol, only anecdotal reports. I want to keep on good terms with him so I am not pressing him on the AI and hCG issues. He is, after all, writing for the testosterone which is a schedule three drug.
I am considering ordering some Liquidex on the web and trying my luck. I have scouted out some other doctors to write for Arimidex but none seem interested, except for the life extension guys who want an arm and a leg on a monthly basis to join their panel of patients. A pox on them.
My question then is this. What has been the experience of those who have bought generic Arimidex (Liquidex) over the internet? I would like some recommendations as to sources. I know that this will not be guaranteed safe pharmaceutical grade drug but maybe that is the best I can do under the circumstances. I would like to think that what I buy is safer than Chinese toothpaste.
Once I get my E2 level under control I will tackle the hCG issue.
Let me state that I appreciate KSman's postings and respect his opinions. I have tried biweekly injections I but noticed no subjective differences from weekly. There is a little drug wastage in each syringe used and I decided I was getting more total drug with one weekly injection as opposed to two. I have not tried subcutaneous injections but I have had no issues whatsoever injecting into alternating glutes with a 27 gauge 1.5 inch needle attached to a 1 ml. syringe.
This is my maiden post after reading for a few years. I welcome all replies.