Funny thing -- I had two very vivid dreams last night. One was horrific and ended when I woke up screaming. The other was very pleasant -- I was in college and fell in love with a pretty young woman, all fresh romance and tickle-kissy-petty and breathless learning about each other (then I woke up and felt a dim sense of loss that it was all gone, until I felt my wife next to me and remembered that I already had HER).
Point is, I've struggled with a lack of dreams since my T shut down, and now this after cutting Adex. I dunno if there is a correlation. And it may be that I am still in a honeymoon period.
Morning erections have been passable but not great (like they were 3-4 years ago). Am unsure if they are worse than before I dropped the Adex or not.
As the guys said, any increase in estradiol could increase water retention. Now I haven't seen any studies tieing in estradiol to erotic dreams, so you're on your own that one. I will tell you that LOTS of research shows estradiol has a profound and largely beneficial benefit on the brain. This is one of the reasons that guys who have crashed their estradiol feel so lousy. Check this out:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25540977
"The gonadal hormone estradiol modulates mesolimbic dopamine systems in the female rat. This modulatory effect is thought to be responsible for the observed effects of estradiol on motivated behaviors. Dopamine acting in the nucleus accumbens is thought to be important for the attribution of incentive motivational properties to cues that predict reward delivery, "
This is on female rats but should be largely the same in males.
I'm sure you've seen the research that shows that low estradiol produces all the classic "low testosterone" sexual symptoms. Look at the words in the abstract above and so maybe there is something to that after all?
"Elevated concentrations of estradiol are associated with increased motivation for sex or cues associated with access to a mate..."