« on: February 05, 2018, 08:55:35 am »
I've been reading several posts on Excel Male over the last week or so, and stumbled across some information Nelson had written in a post. He states ones E2 should have a ratio of 14-20, and that the numbers on a test really aren't that important without symptoms. I started doing some work with my old labs before TRT, which were 440ng total, 7.4ng free and E2 at 21, which puts my T to E ratio at just over 20. Fast forward years on TRT, a typical level at 100mg of Cypionate had my levels at, 916ng total, 16ng free and E2 at 24, which puts my T to E ratio at 38.1. So could this be all along whats causing my total loss of libido? It makes sense that even at 440ng, I still had very decent libido, but had minor erectile disfunction. Could this be the reason so many guys struggle with libido on TRT, especially ones needlessly put on aromatase inhibitors? Could this be the reason, that the higher my T levels, the worse I feel overall? My E2 levels have never been out of the 20s except once when I tried 200mg weekly, which put my total T levels over 1900ng. I'm a thin person, so most likely don't have much aromatase enzyme to convert the extra T, then throw in the fact that my shbg is 60-70. E2 has a strong impact on libido, mine is low already and the remaining is mostly locked up by SHBG. I've had 10-12 doctors over the years, and NOT ONE has addressed this, and I've told every damn one of them that whenever I consume soy or drink alcohol, I have a decent libido for a day or so. Both of those indirectly raise all forms of estrogen, including E2. My question is, what the hell can I do to correct this.