After over a year of raising my T naturally, I finally gave TRT a “trial run” (again) and was blown away by short term results. I gave Defy a call again, and said I’m ready to commit. Talked to Dr Saya himself (awesome consultation, and very genuine guy!), and got setup on basically the same protocol I was supposed to start originally: 150mg T Cyp/week & 900IU HCG/week, split into 3 doses, subQ.
I’m at about 11% bodyfat, and my SHBG floats around 40 (sometimes 30 or 50 though), so we decided no AI (my preference). My E2 is normally about 20, but lately has been closer to 24.
I didn’t think to ask him if he had any other tips to keep E2 down if I start showing symptoms of it getting too high. I’ve tested as high as 48 in the past without issues though, so I suspect I have some room.
I’m an over-responder to calcium d-glucarate, with it sending my E2 <20 on blood tests in the past. Any other tips to naturally keep E2 in check? I don’t currently drink, and plan to be careful with that and soy and other estrogen-increasing things at least while starting.