Just a small update, just had a visit with Endo on Thursday. He knows a lot more about this than last doc and has other patients on TRT which is promising. I went in the next AM for another blood draw, this time testing for Free T, SHBG, LH, FSH, iron and Vit D. I asked why no E2 and he said because I have no signs of testicular cancer, and that’s the only time he’s seen high estrogen in males. Makes me wonder what his idea of high E2 is, I should have asked but it sounded like he wouldn’t have said anything over 22.
Doesn’t look like I have any enlargement with thyroid, pituitary, liver. So he’s a little unsure about why the symptons despite appearing to be in perfect health. I asked about possible high E because of what I’ve read so much about, he pretty much wrote it off immediately (but I’m not convinced). I lost another inch on my waist and am now in the 14% bodyfat range, yet I can pinch a fold of fat about 1.5" thick under my pecs. That’s about triple what I can pinch on my waist!! While I’m getting some definition, even seeing faint abs and veins in my delts, lower chest and thighs are completely smooth. Doc checked for gyno and says I don’t have any breast tissue development, but this bodyfat distribution should be a big warning sign of high E2?
Anyway, since the blood is drawn and I have nothing to lose I decided to take a small dose of liquid Anastrozole last night. My plan was 1/3mg 3x/wk for the first week, then drop the dose to 1/6mg. Wow, I thought this stuff was supposed to take 14 days to start working? Took my dose around 10pm, fell asleep, and was up at 3am after having some pretty vivid sex dreams. I don’t remember dreaming about sex for at least the last several years, so for me this is huge! Woke the somewhat shocked wife up, had sex, ate, back asleep around 5am. What do you know, more sex dreams!
I know this isn’t placebo effect because I’ve taken lots of other herbs and supps with high hopes before. I’m wondering if this sounds like maybe I’m an over-reponder, or maybe my E2 was just way too high? I may drop the dose to 1/6mg next time instead of doing the 1-week front load I was planning. Seems like I don’t need to load.
Many thanks to KSman and the others on this forum for pointing out things most specialists aren’t even aware of. And to the “One” Research, I placed my anastrozole order on a Friday and it arrived Tuesday! I actually ordered from 3 different places thinking most would be scams but all came through fine.