I never once had abnormal estradiol levels from taking 7.5 to 10 grams of Androgel.
Again, I’m not an MD or pharmacist. But I don’t see why I would have abnormally high estradiol if my T level always stays about 700 to 900. [/quote]
It seems that you are one of the fortunate ones who respond very well to androgel without the negative sides. You are definitely in the minority.
Transdermals have a tendency to convert to estrogen at a higher rate than injected T. For instance, after taking 10% compounded T cream, my T level was at 46 in a range of 45-85, so barely in range. My E2 was over the top of range though; 7.2 in range of 0-7. If I were to increase my dose, my T levels would eventually be at good levels, but my E2 would be extremely high. I convert T to E2 very easily so an AI was necessary.
Do you know what your E2 levels are? Just because they are in range doesn’t necessarily mean that they are at optimal levels. Research chemical liquidex is dirt cheap and very effective. It’s fairly easy to fine tune your E2 levels to exactly where they should be with liquidex.