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Sigh. Can you geniuses help me figure out my latest blood work?

Hey guys,

Some of you were helping me with an E2/Fat loss issue in another thread but I got new blood work and realize now I didn’t have complete and completely accurate info so I just wanted to start over. So here is my story:

Along with the meds I list below I also take 12.5mcg Synthroid and 1.25mg Finasteride daily(I know that isn’t recommended but I”ve been on it 10 years and don’t want to lose my hair)

So here’s my timeline and recent bloods:

  • 6 months ago: Started Test Cyp 130mg split 2x week, .25 mg anastrozole for two days after each injection.
    At this dose my T was 796 and my sensitive e2 was 12. I felt great. I asked about upping my T-dose for reasons I’m not sure and he said “sure’ so I upped it to 160.

3 months ago: Started Test Cyp 160mg split 2x week, .25mg anastrozole for two days after each injection. I also felt great.

About a month and a half ago I quickly lost 15 lbs on a very low carb diet and noticed mood issues, anxiety, and no sex drive (I’ve done LC diet before and didn’t have these issues). I figured I crashed my E2 and you guys agreed. I quickly went and got blood tests. Here they are as of last week:

Hemoglobin 17.2 High (13.1-17.1 g/dl)
Hematocrit 53 High (40 -50.4%)
RBC 6.04 High (4.4 – 5.8 mil/uL)
T3, Total 66 Low (87-178 ug/dl)
t4 Total 8.71 (6.1 – 12.2 ug/dl)
Free T4 1.22 High (.61 – 1.12 ng/dl)
t3 Uptake 50.2 High (32-48 %)
FSH .4 Low (1.4-1.81 mIU/ml)
Prolactin 2.7 (2.1 – 17.7 ng/ml)
T Total 1017 High (150-684 ng/dl)
Free T 114 (24.3 – 110.2%)
SHBG 31 (13.2-89.6nmmol/L)
E2, Sensitive 13.5 (8-35 pg/ml)

After this blood test last week I dropped my AI completely. It’s been a week and now my nipples are quite sore. I still have very low libido. I’ve never had either before and I’ve had E2 in the 80’s (that was admittedly the shitty test). So my questions should you be so kind to answer them:

  1. Should I go back down to 130mg or even lower?

  2. What do you think is the cause for my sore nipples within a week of dropping AI at an E2 of 13.5 and what should I do about it?

  3. Why do you guys consider an E2 of 13.5 crashed when it’s in the middle of the range?

  4. My T3 is low but my t3 uptake is high – Anyone know how that factors in?

  5. Any other recommendations?

Thanks all in advance! -Mike

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