I think this is worth discussing. It seems from posts about TRT on the internet that many men are fixated, if not obsessed, with T and E2 numbers. It seems that a great many men believe that their T values MUST be in the range of 800 to 1000. In some cases of TRT, it seems they believe that magic will happen if they go from let's say, a mid-normal value of 600 or so, to 800 to 1000, when likely little regarding well-being and health will change so long as men are consistently above 500, I believe.
Although I have regularly tested in the range of 700 to 900 for the past thirteen years with gels or testosterone cypionate, I have had occasions in which I have tested in the range of 500 to 600. At the times I tested at these lower, though mid-normal levels, I did not notice any difference in my well being.
Same goes for estradiol, I believe, an obsession with numbers.
I ask, why not focus on well being, regardless of numbers, so long as the value for T is mid to high normal?
There have even been countless men on this forum, who, even with very good numbers for T, either tampered or were planning on tampering with dosing, even in cases in which the T value was 700 to 800, as if magic was going to happen when they finally got tested at 1000 or so.
I believe there is an obsession with E2 as well, which I've expressed before. I've never used an AI in thirteen years and even when my E2 tested in the high 40's with high normal T, I did not have any related symptoms.
I also believe, that although many doctors, including endocrinologists and urologists, have no idea what they're doing with TRT, that many men, it seems from their posts at least, are pains in the asses and hypochondriacal with their doctors. I've seen a number of men on here with ordinary dosing and normal T values screw with doctors orders for no good reason. A doc is doing a decent job, monitoring lab values, etc., and then some men come on here angling at a way to tamper with their doc's work or are looking for a new one, all with some golden aim of CONSTANTLY testing at 900 to 1200 or whatever whimsical number these men will have them walking around all day with blue balls and a stiff one, an ability to put up 80 work ours per week and daily two-hour gym sessions--in short, it will turn them supermen.