Is there any reason a rise in RBC/Hematocrit would be delayed from high TT? Is it FT that causes the rise instead?
35yo, low body fat, very athletic/active. Sleep isn't the best one night out of three, but I do pretty well the other two.
I know you guys normally look for ranges but for the purposes of this thread (trending) they don't seem as important. Also, all blood draws were done exactly halfway between injections. I also do my injections IM Every other day.. this works best for my schedule and avoids nodules in the fat.
11/10 100mg/wk t-cyp, 250iu EOD HCG, no adex
E2 76.2 (7.6-42.6)
11/26 100mg/wk t-cyp, 250iuEOD HCG, .25 EOD adex
12/4 100mg/wk t-cyp, 250iu EOD HCG, .25ED adex
About this point I realized I'm responding well to the HCG and 100mg/wk of t-cyp was too much, so I dropped it to 50/wk. Also dropped adex to EOD
12/18 50mg/wk t-cyp, 250iu EOD HCG, .25EOD adex
TT 979 (348-1197)
E2 21.8 (7.6-42.6)
RBC 5.64 (4.14-5.8) (trending upward)
HTC 50.8 (37.5-51) (also trending upward)
Note that TT is down from before, but RBC/HTC are going up. Things feel pretty dialed at this point. Also, I haven't given blood since before therapy started in october.
This next draw was for a doctor's visit, and used a different lab, so I'm including ranges. At the initial consult they mentioned wanting E2 in the 30s.. so to placate them for this draw the 2 doses of adex before the draw were of the smaller "chunks" that result from cutting up the tablets.
1/2/2015 50mg/wk T-cyp, 250iu EOD HCG, .2mg Adex EoD (leading up to blood draw)
TT 788 (292-1052)
E2 44 (<63)
RBC 6.07 (4.1-5.7)
HTC 51.5 (37-49)
Bonus FT 12.5 (4.8-25)
SHBG 57 (17-66)
Do we have any idea why RBC/HTC would start getting bad after TT levels have come down? Is there some kind of delay in rise of these markers? Are they instead tied to Free testosterone numbers that my cheap blood labs aren't reporting?
Also any idea why my SHBG is so high and FT down? What gives? Though not a lot, I eat a fair amount of carbs. Would E2=44 cause near-top-of-range SHBG?
I plan to give blood soon (and drink a bunch of water first so they don't reject me as having polycthemia) And am weighing the pros-cons of paying for more expensive blood work to look at SHBG/FT at least a couple times.
Any other thoughts?