I’m on a blast and cruise protocol, cruising 250 mg of testosterone per week in the form of sustanon injections, and my blast protocol is 500 mg/week.
Like many other users, I am having a very hard time getting estrogen under control. It’s either too high or too low. And I’m not going just by the labs (I am doing bloodwork once per week). I can’t stand anymore the rollercoaster of the high and low estrogen symptoms. I’ve tried both Arimidex (anastrozole) and Aromasin (exemestane) and they both suck, in different ways, but the end result is the same: estrogen either too low or too high.
What about taking a high dose of an AI (for example, Arimidex 0.5 mg/day) so I completely stop aromatizing, and since some estrogen is needed in our bodies, I start taking either an estrogen pill or start using an estrogen gel (Estrogel)? The pharmacokinects of both the estrogen pill and the gel seems to be a lot simpler to understand than trying to balance estrogen using an AI. Take a look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmacokinetics_of_estradiol … The effects of how much the estrogen would rise according to a specific dose, and for how long, seems to be very well documented and straightforward. It seems like it would be simpler to completely stop our bodies from producing estrogen and the pill or the gel would allow us to keep estrogen in the desired target range than the guessing game with an AI (and the long waiting after we get the dose wrong - be it too much or too low). The gel would have the advantage of not stressing the liver, unlike the pills.
It’s very difficult to find on the internet anyone suggesting to take estrogen pills when crashing your E2 using an AI - I’ve crashed a few times and I’ve used those estrogen pills, they saved me and didn’t give me gynecomastia nor abnormally high estrogen levels when doing my once-a-week blood tests. The results I have had when I crashed my E2 and took estrogen pills were very predictable (unlike the results I get with Arimidex or Aromasin). I’ve researched a lot about this and there are no discussions about this, only found one post in one thread one guy saying it was a “stupid idea” - but he didn’t explain why.
Since we are already stopping our natural testosterone production to manipulate our testosterone with the exogenous version of the hormone, wouldn’t it make sense to do the same with estrogen? That way we could have complete control over both testosterone and estrogen, in a predictable manner. No more guessing games trying to “indirectly” manage estrogen. If this is a stupid idea, why is that?