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Should I Try and Lower E2?


#1

Alrighty guys, Need some input.

Right now im using 500IU HCG EOD for fertility which is working great per last weeks semen analysis(96mil)

This is also pushing my E2 to the 30-35 mark with a range of ><=39 . Free T numbers seem to fluctuate greatly, from a high of 188.00 to a low 55.0. I have trouble sleeping and feel anxious/anxiety quite often which I believe to be caused by the E2. I tried 250IU ED but felt even worse doing this.

I've used Asin and Adex in the past. Asin even at 3.25mg EOD put me to low and I feel like crap in less than a week and for a week or more after stopping.

What would you guys do? Should I try Adex in very very small doses twice a week? Should I just leave it be?


#2

If a question were, what E2 level would be best to maintain for years to come, you’re a little high and that ideally would be adjusted.

For now, it’s nothing to worry about at all.

Your T levels will be determined by the HCG and your testicular responsiveness, with feedback difference of that amount of estradiol vs say low-20’s estradiol being, relatively, a drop in the bucket by comparison. A fine point that will not affect your fertility goals or I think your T level significantly.


#3

Ned, your response to AI is dose dependent. Just use less if labs tell you that you need to, even if tiny.

FT levels are variable. So thats the way that it is. TT levels are steadier and they are?

Many have sleep problems with well managed T and E levels. There may be other things going on.

How is libido and energy? Willingness to be sociable?


#4

[quote]KSman wrote:
Ned, your response to AI is dose dependent. Just use less if labs tell you that you need to, even if tiny.

FT levels are variable. So thats the way that it is. TT levels are steadier and they are?

Many have sleep problems with well managed T and E levels. There may be other things going on.

How is libido and energy? Willingness to be sociable?
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Thx Ks,

Libido and energy both could certainly be better. Nothing terrible though i guess. I can socialize if need be. I never have the urge to go out just to socialize though. My entire life though i’ve been fine doing things alone, Sometimes id actually prefer to be on my own.

Why do you ask about socializing? How does that play in? I’m not questioning you, Just trying to learn.


#5

Probably couldn’t hurt to take a very small dose of Adex (generic: Anastrozole). I currently take .25mg EOD and am waiting on labs to see how that is working. I cut the 1mg tabs into quarters with a pill cutter, but you may need smaller doses.

Best of luck to you.