Been on TRT for a year now, but I believe I’m having trouble dialing in e2.
First here are bloods.
This was my protocol during this blood test.
Test cyp 200mg/week split dose, HCG 1000iu/week split dose.
This was my first time having estrogen( I’ve had E2 checked before)checked and I was completely blown away with how high it was. At the time I had it checked I was not using Arimidex, as I had a bad experience the last time I used it thinking I went too low and just stayed away. I had bloods checked a year ago Test was at 975 (believe I was 4 weeks into TRT), free test 23, and E2 43. I’ve been having ED issues consistently and things have just started to get somewhat better, but still can’t go even 3 days straight with morning wood and flaccid definitely feels deflated most days which isn’t something Ive experienced. I have Cialis on hand and it works very effectively each time so I don’t believe I have any veinous leakage although not sure If that can be ruled out.
Currently I’m still on 200mg test cyp split into two shots a week (100mg on Tuesday and Friday). I have HCG on hand however I have recently gone off it. My goal was to eliminate as many factors that could effect estrogen. The first time I took HCG was 8 months ago. I was having excellent results on HCG by the 4th week doing two injection of 500iu every 3.5 days. HCG as of late was not having the same results. First time I took HCG provided increased penile sensitivity, testicular size maximized, and great erection quality. As of recent I was just getting a slight increase in testicular size.
I have arimidex on hand and truthfully think this is where I stumble with a proper protocol and reading my body when to take more. I am very careful not to overdue arimidex and don’t take more than 0.25mg in a single dose. I had been doing 0.25mg twice a week every 3.5 days.
I’m trying to figure out how things have changed in my body as as I used to compete and would cycle no more than 700mg a week total. I have only ever take Test cyp, enenthate, propionate, deca (6 years ago never again), and sustanon. I definitely have struggled with estrogen control this entire time and admit to being quite uneducated in regards to how to dial in hormones earlier on. Many of my cycles I have never had ED issues but little by little it has gotten worse.
1 year ago I could not get a strong erection(70%) but was able to orgasm normally multiple times a day. Now I am getting quite strong erections most days of the week, but am having trouble with libido, achieving orgasm, and flaccid size is smaller than its been in past. I’m seeing my Endo this week and he might not be the best but he certainly is very cautious and will provide scripts. Any insight into the issues I’m struggling with would be greatly appreciated as I’m not sure how to proceed moving forward.