I am attaching a couple graphs, the first one shows that total T and E2 in relation to dose.
The solid red lines are lab ranges for total T. Is this an expected relationship? I am not currently taking an AI and I understand there are a lot of people saying don’t worry about of measure E2 as it will auto regulate. I was still symptomatic at 175mg, so have increased to 200mg/wk (everything since 140mg has been every day injections, in an attempt to reduce aromitization). It has only been a couple days since my protocol change so I don’t have any blood work to tell me where my levels are, but i certainly don’t feel any better.
I am 46yrs old, struggled with typical low T symptoms for years; fatigue, brain fog, poor memory, poor sleep, weight gain, low/no libido and ED.
I haven’t had any morning wood in recent memory (years) and have read that this is a good barometer of how dialed in your protocol is. So far over the range of protocols, i have not had any symptom relief, other than a slight increase in sleep quality; though that seems to be on the decline since my latest dose increase.
I know it’s not supposed to matter and didn’t include it on the chart but the lab value for e2 (orange line) is <162.
I also keep reading that good TRT doctors treat symptom and not numbers but i have yet to find symptom relief, but i can’t keep increasing dosage. Thinking of dropping back down to around 140-150mg dosage and running there for a while to see if i stabilize into something manageable. Free T was not always measure but at 175mg dose, both TT and Free T would be considered slightly supraphysiological (1046 and 28.2ng/dL respectively).