Just started TRT 8/24/16, found myself here after years of absolutely no libido which then led to full blown ED. Trt was a last resort for me but now I’m thinking It was a good idea after seeing some quick initial improvements in my libido.
My initial blood test before trt were 435 for testosterone and 21.1 for estradiol. This was me eating a clean diet & lifting 4-5 times a week and about 50 miles of cycling a week as well with some weekend drinking involved. Prior to my heavy weight training my test was around 350-400 in previous tests. I believe that my output has been damaged from my historical usage of SSRI medications for about 10 years.
Anyways 2 weeks in on my treatment of 200mg of cypionate a week with 50 units of HCG twice a week and 1 mg of arimidex once a week and I began to feel a strong desire to have sex and my ability to have an erection increase dramatically at the 14 day mark. This began and soon dropped quickly and I knew from reading so many posts that my e2 was either too high to too low so I had it tested via Private MD Labs. I just recieved my results and my testosterone is at 1111 and my estradiol is at 16.2 via the Roche ECLIA mentodology. From my understanding that is a bit low. I’m pretty lean at 6 ft4 185 lbs and around 10-14% body fat. Trying to decipher whats my next move. I started trt solely for libido purposes and Im thinking I should try to get my estradiol in the 20-30 pg/ml range. I was either thinking about taking .5 mg of arimidex once a week, .25 once a week or none at all. I have heard that many users on this dose dont need an AI and say not too unless you experience high e2 symptoms. I just want to hear from the experienced guys out there about what they would do. Im going to pick a protocol and probably follow it for 3 weeks and retest again, but I just want to get it in line asap. I have taken too much time away from boning to run into anymore snags on my road ahead.
nally a lot of people say that a high e2 symptom is oily skin which I have noticed by my e2 at 16.2 seems to be low, so this symptom seems to be a possibility with lower e2 as well.