Hey guys - After years of silently roaming these forums, it's time to make a post of my own. So thanks in advance for any advice you can give!
I have been on TRT from my general PCP doc for about 2 years after displaying low T - he prescribed 200mg/wk of Test Cyp. My libido eventually crashed and I had the doc check my E2 (estradiol) levels which came out to about 55 pg/ml. Being a general PCP and, according to the fact that the test's upper end of the range was supposedly 60 pg/ml, he said this was fine. Obviously it wasn't, so I got some liquidex (arimidex) and went with .2mg EOD. Since then, my E2 levels have been in the 20's. Good stuff.
Fast forward to a few months ago, I decided to do my first full cycle. Following the newbie guide on this forum, I planned a cycle as follows:
500 mg/wk (two shots of 250) of Test E (all shots done Mon/Thurs night)
200 mg/wk (two shots of 100) of Tren E
I maintained my dose of .2mg/EOD of arimidex (actually 3x/week)
Initially, I saw a jump in weight (~10-12 lbs), but increases quickly subsided. After a 4 weeks and much skepticism of bunk gear, I added back in the 200 mg/wk Test Cyp from my doc. It seemed to help a bit, but I was still unimpressed by what I was seeing in terms of strength and size.
I thus decided at the 7 week mark (last week) to get some blood work done to see if my gear was legit (my DD on the source indicated it was, but I was still questioning). Blood work was done on the morning before my bi-weekly shot (Monday). I used a private lab that I have seen numerous recommendations for and got the following:
Total test LC/MS: 2960.2 ng/dl (range 348.0-1197.0)
Free Testosterone(Direct) >50.0 (range 8.7-25.1 pg/mL)
LH/FSH were out of sight low (of course)
Estradiol: 102.2 (range 7.6-42.6 pg/mL)
Obviously 102 is pretty crazy high for E2 in a male and likely explains why my results on this cycle are not exactly blowing my skirt up.
My question is - I'm increasing my liquidex dosage to .25mg/ED (just over doubling my dose), although based on above I wonder if my particular situation might require a larger dosage.
How do you think I should adjust my arimidex dosage?
Thanks much for the advice!
And, in case you are wondering, here's my stats:
32 Y/O male
lifted weights for 17 years
last DEXA got me at 10% bodyfat (although I have certainly gained fat since then - right now, I'm probably more like 15%, I expect to take some flak for this).