I started TRT 8 weeks ago, went to family doctor because I was Low on energy in afternoons but libido and erections are fine. He tested my Total testosterone and it came back 129… put me on axiron and tested again at 25 days, Total t was 579…
My insurance would not cover Axiron so he gave me Test E and said take one shot 200mg every two weeks. I actually had read a few forums and saw that was too far apart and saw that a better alternative may be 100mg every 5 days. and after reading this forum stickies I have switched to two shots a week, 50 mg each. Started that last week.
I knew something was a little off because I felt puffy and weight went up like 10 pounds in three weeks, also the day or two before my next injection i noticed when I bend over to tie shoe i will get a huge head rush with lots of pressure. then at injection it goes away pretty soon.
I went to doctor and he admitted he didnt know alot about TRt and would not prescribe Arimidex. So I came home and scheduled a blood test on my own just to see if what i expected of high Estrogen.
36 waist 220 (with new 10 lbs)
Athletic build with most weight in upper half (chest and stomach, not beer belly) no fat on legs or arms
thick facial hair
diet is pretty clean with occasional eating out and social beer
I train 5 days a week, crossfit or p90x type workouts
morning wood occasionnally
Testes have slight ache here lately but haven’t noticed fever
testosterone Serum 868 348-1197
LH 0.7 1.7-8.6 tagged as low
FSH 0.3 1.5 - 12.4 tagged as low
Estradiol 74.0 7.6-42.6 tagged as high
Creatinine 1.29 0.76-1.27 tagged as high
so since he did not prescribe AI, I have ordered some from Research company
was going to take AI for a month and then redo blood work. Possibly a full male panel including free test.
Is there anything I can do to help lower E until my AI arrives and or what else I can do