Your E2 is very high; what is your current AI dose and for how long? Ping me at my KSman is here thread.
Thyroid basics sticky is not meant to replace proper medical treatment and drugs when needed. It does try to avoid having Rx meds for an iodine deficiency. BTW, you are getting some iodine from the Armour. Are you iodine deficient? If you are, probably the wife and kids too.
Your waking and mid afternoon body temperatures are a guide to your thyroid med dose.
TRT shuts down the testes, hCG prevents that. Injections or pellets, its the same. Is you wife OK with shrinking testes?
Concern is for pregnenolone from the testes, not progesterone.
Everything in the protocol for injections sticky applies; except that you will have trouble dialing in AI dose as your T levels will be changing.
I have ordered AI and it shipped today. Once I get it, I am going to follow your protocol of 1mg a week spread out, and I will update from there. I get my labs again at the end of May.
96.6 this morning on my waking temp. - Took probably 3 min. after waking. (I have read that to get this acurate reading, you should put thermometer in your mouth when alarm goes off, hit snooze, and then get the reading when you re-awake. Any truth to this?) So, obviously below the 97.7 you suggest. I will buy an iodine suplemement and follow your protocol. Anything I should consider since I am taking Armour?
(Thanks for the note about wife and kids, that would make sense.)
Wife does not mind the small testes but does mind the bouts of low labido and occasional equipment failure. That is why I started this thread. The pellets seemed to be the answer, but after about 5 weeks its been a little hit or miss. I’m hoping that getting my E2 in check will be the answer, but since you mentioned that Pregnenalone effects nerotransmitters and overall feeling good, and that the testes being shut down effects pregnenalone, I thought HCG might be something I need to try. I have looked online a little, but need to look more.
I read your KSman is here thread and I know everyone is greatful to you for what you do, so this probably gets old, but THANK YOU!