« on: August 20, 2013, 06:51:12 pm »
With all the trouble I seem to be having with E2, I have been thinking about what to do with my Arimidex dosing. If I take no Arimidex, I feel bad because my E2 goes too high. If I take 0.25mg twice weekly I feel bad because my E2 is too low (I think). Certainly, .5mg twice weekly does push my E2 too low, and .25mg seems to do the same. If I don't take Arimidex for awhile, then I tend to feel better the next day after taking Arimidex again, but then worse again after that. My thought is that maybe taking .25mg will push my E2 down and I'll feel better the first day. Then my E2 continues to go down for a couple more days, and I feel bad again from too low E2. I wonder if taking a smaller dose more often would be better? The problem is the pill is getting hard to split any smaller then to .25mg. Perhaps I should look into a compounding pharmacy to get tiny doses? I guess I could grind the pill and weigh the dust out, but compounding probably would be cheaper. Not sure my doctor would help though, as he already thinks I am nutty even taking Arimidex at all.
I tried something last night, and I bit the tiniest amount of Arimidex off of a .25mg section of pill. I am sure the dose was less than .05mg. I felt better within an hour, does Arimidex work that quickly? I felt bad again this morning and did the same thing. It worked again. I felt worse again later, bit off a tiny sliver, and I felt better once again. I am concerned this won't keep working like that, as the Arimidex is likely building up in my system, and my E2 is likely to go low again. But could I possibly be onto something? Does anyone know why Arimidex is taken only every 3 to 4 days? Does this relate to the half life? Or does it coincide with the T shots and the related aromatization?