Lab results (6/4/20, trough levels)
TT: 1103 ng/dl
FT: 268 pg/ml
Shbg: 18 nmol/l
Dht: 32 ng/dl
E2: wasn’t tested, considering that I respond to AIs strongly, my levels are probably within normal range.
Initially, when I started on a Trt protocol, I was taking 150 mg per week. That brought my test levels up to high normal levels and my dht comfortably within the normal range. However, at the time, my t:dht exceeded the normal ratio - that is 900ish:44. The doctor I was consulting at the time, Dr. Q, wanted to elevate my dose a bit higher to see if my t:dht would balance out. Currently, I take 180 mg per week. On this dose, my dht didn’t increase at all - it actually was lower on a higher dose. Additionally, I take between .75 to 1 mg per week of anastrozole based on how I feel. Could my lower dht levels be attributed to a higher conversion to estrogen rather than dht? Does it really matter considering that my dht is in the normal range? I don’t get it, do I need to make an adjustment in regards to my AI dosage? Or perhaps where I am at with my current levels is high enough (especially since my levels are probably much higher before my next injection/bloodwork) or am I worrying over nothing?