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Update with T results - DIM-Evail Instead of Anastrozole?


#1

I have been on TRT for three months now. My endo has me taking .75ml per week (.37 x 2 week). I am injecting that SC with the 29g 1/2 needles and it works great. I just left my three month appointment and my estrogen level is 38.14 pg/ml which is obviously high. The Dr told me she can not prescribe anastrozole and advised against me purchasing it from the internet when I asked about that. Instead she sold me a bottle of DIM-Evail (Diindolylmethane) $49.90 for a three month supply (120 softgels). She said it works, just not as well as Arimidex. What do you guys know about this stuff?
At the same time she told me I can up my dose of Test C to 1ml per week (.5ml x 2 week). I am worried that this will only increase my E level if this stuff does not work?

Before anyone asks I still don’t have my latest T levels but, should have them tomorrow. Three months ago I was at 35.7 free and 340 total.


#2

Also, the Endo that I see has a “Dr. Office” and a separate “anti-aging clinic”. The clinic is cash only, no insurance. She tells me that if I go to the clinic I can get hcg and anastozole. If I come to the office I can not. I am so confused.


#3

DIM is garbage. I struggled with high E2 also.


#4

Never seen DIM get the job done, you need to get near E2=22pg/ml
Yes she can Rx anastrozole, but may be an insurance issue, get Rx and pay cash. Not seen research chem anastrozole problems ever.

Please read the stickies found here: About the T Replacement Category

  • advice for new guys
  • things that damage your hormones
  • protocol for injections
  • finding a TRT doc

#5

Here are my complete results:

Free Test - 242
Total - 1,090
Estrogen - 38.14

This was on the .37ml dose 2x per week. The Dr. had me increase my dose to .5ml 2x per week and start taking the DIM-Evail. I actually feel better than ever and don’t think I have any negative side effects at this point? Do you guys think I should go back down to the .37ml. dose? I worry that increasing the T will cause my estrogen to go even higher. Or could the estrogen test be wrong since it was not the “sensitive” type?


#6

You simply need to take 0.5mg anastrozole with each injection.

Have you been reading the stickies?


#7

Anastrozole was $3.99 from my local pharmacy with me not egen using insurance, for 10 pills, 1mg(which cut in 4), so I get 40 pills from bottle. My Dr is wierd about it too, he said he will give me this bottle and one refill, but if i need to continue it, he cant be my Dr. I already found a local naturalpath that charges $80 a visit(no insurance needed).