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General Category => Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health => Topic started by: gimmeabreak on August 24, 2016, 03:08:19 am

Title: arimidex raises free t??
Post by: gimmeabreak on August 24, 2016, 03:08:19 am
I had some astounding results after starting HCG & Arimidex. I even waited 2 extra days more  then normal to get blood drawn.

Total Testosterone = 33.6 nmol/L (7.6 - 31.4)  = 965 ng/dl
Free Testosterone = 720 pmol/L (196 - 636) = 196 pg/mL
Estradiol - 104 pmol/L (<224 pmol/L) (not sensitive test) Was 198 last test
Estradiol Sensitive was 25 about two months ago

Protocol = 50mg Cypionate 2x week (I sometimes give my self a little extra - 55 or 60 mg)
                300iu HCG m/w/f
                .25 Arimidex 2 x per week

Can Arimidex raise free testosterone a lot because its way higher than pre HCG/Arimidex?
Title: Re: arimidex raises free t??
Post by: gimmeabreak on August 25, 2016, 05:26:45 pm
Anyone?
Title: Re: arimidex raises free t??
Post by: Cataceous on August 25, 2016, 06:03:34 pm
In theory a small bump would be expected. Arimidex reduces the amount of testosterone converted to estradiol, so with all else equal, testosterone, both free and total, should rise a little.

However,  I think you're just seeing that directly-measured free testosterone is very noisy. I've seen mine jump all over the place. For something more stable and reliable, measure SHBG along with total testosterone and use a calculator to find free testosterone.
Title: Re: arimidex raises free t??
Post by: gimmeabreak on August 25, 2016, 11:54:06 pm
In theory a small bump would be expected. Arimidex reduces the amount of testosterone converted to estradiol, so with all else equal, testosterone, both free and total, should rise a little.

However,  I think you're just seeing that directly-measured free testosterone is very noisy. I've seen mine jump all over the place. For something more stable and reliable, measure SHBG along with total testosterone and use a calculator to find free testosterone.

Sounds good. I'm due to get my e2 sensitive test soon. I'll get SHBG Along with it.