« on: March 03, 2018, 03:55:32 am »
I run a EOD protocol @ 38mg Test C, 350ui hCG also EOD (non T days), I was also taking AI of .125 twice a week.
I was doing fairly well on this protocol, only my E2 was slightly low for me. I do better with E2 around 25. My results at this protocol are below.
We discussed lowering my T shot during my consult and coming off the AI. So I dropped T shot down to 34mg EOD, kept hCG the same 350ui and removed the AI. I just got my results from this back, and I am a little confused. How does me FT stay almost exactly the same after dropping my T dose. To me this tells me that my T dose is still too high. I also tested Free E
Estradiol Serum range of 8 - 35
Free E percentage 3.4 range 1.7 - 5.4
Free Estradiol Serum 2.9 range 0.2 - 1.5
didnt test SHBG but has always been 22-28
I have Edema, and I'm fairly certain it comes from T being too high. The Edema doesnt really onset until later in the afternoon though. After work, when its time to pull the socks off, I'll have huge sock indentations! You can also see it in my face, puffy checks and so on. I am not bloated, and overall I actually feel fine. I do however have less libido, am also a tad bit more moody, as to be expected. But this was just a experiment to try and ditch the AI. I really dont want another consult, as I can go back to previous protocol. Anyone else had Edema and gotten it to subside, if so how did you do it?
Thoughts about LabCorps FT test being accurate are welcome too.