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Very Worried About My E2

Hello everyone, so long story short, I decided to go on trt due to some symptoms I was experiencing. My doctor prescribed me a testosterone gel, I applied it for 2 days before quiting. On both days I had bad panic attacks 2 hours after application. After some research I found out that my e2 could be very high. This is likely because of my very low SHBG (13.3), in addition my libido has completely gone. I have put this down to a high e2. I have decided to stop trt because in hindsight I may I have not needed it. However a few days after stopping I still have lost my libido, does anyone know how long it takes for the body to get rid of excess e2.
Thanks for your help

It’s extremely difficult to troubleshoot without labs, my doctor put me on too much test and I felt exactly the same. Blood pressure and increased heart rate dropped after lowering my dose, transdermals are crap!

Thanks for the reply, I’ve been off the gel for a few days but my libido is still dead and I feel weak. Hoping that my e2 is back to baseline in the next few weeks

It could take months to start feeling better after your on a more reasonable protocol. Once you start TRT your natural production is shut down, ask for injections no less than once a week injections (recommend. twice weekly), otherwise you feel like garbage at the middle of the second week.

I’m kind of worried that my estradiol will never lower to baseline, any other responses?

You don’t even know if you have an estradiol issue, it’s pointless to guess. Estradiol doesn’t rise so quickly to above normal ranges in just 2 days, you need labs to be able to interpret what’s going on.

With transdermals, estradiol can rise quite rapidly, assuming that my estradiol is high, how long do you think it could take to return to normal without using an AI, thanks for your response

We need your labs, not just sex hormones, with ranges and more info about you.

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Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body’s temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.

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