I would very much appreciate some thoughts on my labs/situation. I’ve been working with a Dr for a few years that specializes in this type of medicine. He’s had me on Anastrazole 1MG a day for the last year. For 2-3 years before that is was every other day. He’s also had me taking Stinging Nettle for the past year. The first couple years things were in a more optimal range but in my labs from the last year things have been going in the wrong direction. This is despite increasing the dosage of Anastrazole and adding in the Stinging Nettle. Here are a few of my questions:
How is it I can have such high Total T but my Free T is still relatively low and my Estradiol somewhat high despite taking Anastrazole? He tells me optimal for Free T is in the 20/30s and Estradiol in the 20-25 range.
I really can’t sort out the impacts of the finasteride in all of this. It stopped my hair loss and I really don’t want to stop taking it unless there is a compelling reason not to. I haven’t noticed really any side effects. I would say I have a below average sex drive but that was true even before taking Finasteride.
I have noticed a lack of morning erections the past year or so but I have no issues getting and keeping erections so not sure how to interpret that.
Here’s a bit on me and my most recent set of labs:
Body Fat: 18%
Strength Train: 3-4x per week
Currently taking: 1mg finasteride daily, 1 mg anastrazole daily
Total T: 1406 ng/dl
Free T (Direct): 15.5 pg/ml
DHT: 28 ng/dl
T4 Free/Direct: 1.42 ng/dl
DHEA (Sulfate): 239.7 ug/dl
DHEA (Serum): 262 ng/dl
IGF-1: 139 ng/ml
Estradiol: 33.7 pg/ml