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Re: Depression, High Cholesterol and Low T
« Reply #90 on: November 09, 2012, 12:54:18 am »
you're halfway there - you at least know what *likely* is the issue. I'll let others with more knowledge chime in, but i have read SO MANY times that guys, even on HRT, only get the libido in a good place once they dial in the estradiol to a good level. And that level can be pretty different in a lot of guys, but it's probably safe to say that 99 is WAY high!

Definitely try the Arimidex - will be curious to hear.

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Re: Depression, High Cholesterol and Low T
« Reply #91 on: November 09, 2012, 01:22:39 am »
The only thing now that I narrowed the problem down to is high estrogen...Will a medicine that reduces my estrodiol to a good score fix my libido?

Yes, estrogen can be every bit as much of a culprit as testosterone and yours was very high.  Don't panic yet until you get tha tunder control
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Re: Depression, High Cholesterol and Low T
« Reply #91 on: November 09, 2012, 01:22:39 am »


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Re: Depression, High Cholesterol and Low T
« Reply #92 on: November 14, 2012, 11:06:23 pm »
Hello all. I just did my lab work on Monday morning and I called to get some of the results over the phone. For the record, I took my last shot 1 week before the blood work. Here are the three numbers I received on the phone. I will get a copy of all the numbers next week with my follow up appointment:

HDL Cholesterol: 35 (It should be higher than 39)
Total Testosterone: 795
Estrodiol: 57

The really great news is when I started back on Crestor 10 mg a week, I am practically in the normal range. My only concern is I am unsure if my doctor will prescribe me the Armidex since my estrodiol to some appear in normal now. I do know that the first couple days after my T shot, I am sure my E2 is much higher.

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Re: Depression, High Cholesterol and Low T
« Reply #93 on: November 15, 2012, 04:15:36 am »

Total Testosterone: 795
Estrodiol: 57


This is not concerned a good ratio.  You need to ask your doctor about this one.  This will cause some guys some problems and much research shows that these levels of estradiol may cause men problems.  Have you seen the LEF link?
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Re: Depression, High Cholesterol and Low T
« Reply #93 on: November 15, 2012, 04:15:36 am »


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Re: Depression, High Cholesterol and Low T
« Reply #94 on: November 28, 2012, 11:48:39 pm »
Hello all. I finally had my follow up appointment with doc going over my lab work results. All my results related to my cholesterol, vitamin D, testosterone 795 except for my estrodiol 57. I brought in a bunch of medical evidence on Armidex and the benefits it has on men with high levels of estrodiol.

The good news today is she wrote me a prescription for 1mg Armidex with 3 refills. My plan from reading all you all write with the various forums and research provided on the forums is as follows:

Will take 1 mg dose daily for one week. Will take .5 mg dose daily on the second week. On the third week and so on I will take .5 mg EOD. If I feel better taking it everyday then I will continue that way because luckily my supply will be great since the script with 3 refills is for 10mg.

I will continue to take testosterone cypionate 1ml a week. I am still in the gym 4 days a week running and weight training. I am feeling better in the bedroom when I have a jump start but I am hoping my libido gets better with this armidex.


Does anyone know how long it will take for me to feel a difference from Armidex? Like I said before I am currently at 57 and that is a blood work taken after 7 days from taking the shot.


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Re: Depression, High Cholesterol and Low T
« Reply #95 on: November 29, 2012, 04:56:48 am »
You're getting closer I think. 

You'll probably feel the difference pretty quickly.  I base that on a few forum commentaries and what I've read on the steroid boards. 

A quick comment:

Most guys have been taking less than 1 mg/day.  For example, 399 was .5 mg EOD

https://www.peaktestosterone.com/forum/index.php?topic=738.msg6674#msg6674

and JackAndy .25 mg EOD.

https://www.peaktestosterone.com/forum/index.php?topic=699.msg6394#msg6394

Of course that's very individual and I'm sure your doc has done some hwk.  But I'm just saying watch how you feel and get tested soon again (if at all possible).
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Re: Depression, High Cholesterol and Low T
« Reply #96 on: November 29, 2012, 03:40:05 pm »
Hello all. I just did my lab work on Monday morning and I called to get some of the results over the phone. For the record, I took my last shot 1 week before the blood work. Here are the three numbers I received on the phone. I will get a copy of all the numbers next week with my follow up appointment:

HDL Cholesterol: 35 (It should be higher than 39)
Total Testosterone: 795
Estrodiol: 57

The really great news is when I started back on Crestor 10 mg a week, I am practically in the normal range. My only concern is I am unsure if my doctor will prescribe me the Armidex since my estrodiol to some appear in normal now. I do know that the first couple days after my T shot, I am sure my E2 is much higher.

careful because crestor, a statin drug, is significantly associated with erectile dysfunction and low testosterone. 

http://healthydietsandscience.blogspot.com/search/label/Statins%20and%20Erectile%20Dysfunction

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Re: Depression, High Cholesterol and Low T
« Reply #97 on: November 29, 2012, 03:59:02 pm »

careful because crestor, a statin drug, is significantly associated with erectile dysfunction and low testosterone. 

http://healthydietsandscience.blogspot.com/search/label/Statins%20and%20Erectile%20Dysfunction

Good catch.  Statins are associated with a host of problems, including one I just found out about:  increasing arachidonic acid.  These are very powerful with poorly understood effects:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/statins
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Re: Depression, High Cholesterol and Low T
« Reply #98 on: November 29, 2012, 05:01:28 pm »

careful because crestor, a statin drug, is significantly associated with erectile dysfunction and low testosterone. 

http://healthydietsandscience.blogspot.com/search/label/Statins%20and%20Erectile%20Dysfunction

Good catch.  Statins are associated with a host of problems, including one I just found out about:  increasing arachidonic acid.  These are very powerful with poorly understood effects:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/statins

statins are the biggest scam i can think of.  it prevents very little in regard to cardiovascular events while also causing many negative side effects.  the drug companies have fleeced patients, governments, and insurers for billions every year.

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« Reply #99 on: November 29, 2012, 10:58:33 pm »
Thanks for the info gentlemen. As for the crestor, I am on a very low dose of 10mg a day. I have tried without it and worked out 4-5 times a week with a great diet and it raised dramatically again. I have said this before, it is hereditary and runs in my family for generations. I have experimented with taking it for years with and without diets and with and without working out. Bottom line is when I take it, my cholesterol is in normal range. I have taken 1mg today and 1mg yesterday. I feel better. Last night, I functioned great in the bedroom. I will be in the gym working out tomorrow morning at 0515 to run and weight train. I can tell you this, ever since working out 4 times a week in the mornings, I been feeling GREAT. Armidex is the last piece of the puzzle of perfecting my blood work. I feel great on day two. No problems. I do not know if I will have any dramatic feelings that differ than how I was without it. Life is good. I came a very long way since I was months ago.


I remember reading the beginning of this forum and all your comments to go with it feeling like dirt and scum of the earth. It pushed me into having the desire, courage and motivation to do everything I can to get myself together. Please provide any advice/recommendations to things I say. I will never know I am out of line or incorrect unless you all tell me. Thanks Peak for the advice in looking into the Armidex. I would not even of considered it if I never was on this forum.

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« Reply #100 on: November 30, 2012, 12:31:20 am »
Thanks for the info gentlemen. As for the crestor, I am on a very low dose of 10mg a day. I have tried without it and worked out 4-5 times a week with a great diet and it raised dramatically again. I have said this before, it is hereditary and runs in my family for generations. I have experimented with taking it for years with and without diets and with and without working out. Bottom line is when I take it, my cholesterol is in normal range. I have taken 1mg today and 1mg yesterday. I feel better. Last night, I functioned great in the bedroom. I will be in the gym working out tomorrow morning at 0515 to run and weight train. I can tell you this, ever since working out 4 times a week in the mornings, I been feeling GREAT. Armidex is the last piece of the puzzle of perfecting my blood work. I feel great on day two. No problems. I do not know if I will have any dramatic feelings that differ than how I was without it. Life is good. I came a very long way since I was months ago.


I remember reading the beginning of this forum and all your comments to go with it feeling like dirt and scum of the earth. It pushed me into having the desire, courage and motivation to do everything I can to get myself together. Please provide any advice/recommendations to things I say. I will never know I am out of line or incorrect unless you all tell me. Thanks Peak for the advice in looking into the Armidex. I would not even of considered it if I never was on this forum.

Glad to hear you're doing better.  It's nice to have a break and feel normal again, eh?  Been there!

Keep up the good work!
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« Reply #101 on: December 02, 2012, 03:57:41 pm »
One last question. Why did my doctor say when taking Armidex, it is highly recommended I take Vitamin D-3? I been taking 6000 IU a day. Is it better to take it all at once or distributed in the day? Day or night?

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« Reply #102 on: December 02, 2012, 05:03:23 pm »
One last question. Why did my doctor say when taking Armidex, it is highly recommended I take Vitamin D-3? I been taking 6000 IU a day. Is it better to take it all at once or distributed in the day? Day or night?

I answered here:

https://www.peaktestosterone.com/forum/index.php?topic=765.0
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Re: Depression, High Cholesterol and Low T
« Reply #103 on: December 05, 2012, 01:30:55 am »
I been taking the Armidex 1mg a day over a week with high levels of vitamin D-3 and calcium along with the T shots 1cc weekly. One word to summarize how I fee not is INCREDIBLE. I know I need to slow the Armidex to .5 mg daily but do not know when I should make this move. Things are good. Workouts are hard. My nipple pain is going away though I still have some lumps behind them. Overall I am happy. I will wait less than two months from now and do a follow up blood work. Life is good...

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« Reply #104 on: December 05, 2012, 01:51:03 am »
I been taking the Armidex 1mg a day over a week with high levels of vitamin D-3 and calcium along with the T shots 1cc weekly. One word to summarize how I fee not is INCREDIBLE. I know I need to slow the Armidex to .5 mg daily but do not know when I should make this move. Things are good. Workouts are hard. My nipple pain is going away though I still have some lumps behind them. Overall I am happy. I will wait less than two months from now and do a follow up blood work. Life is good...

Yeah, and from what I hear on the streets, you may be able to back off the Arimidex (if you are thin) completely in about six months.  You're body kind of stabilizes to a better point often.
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Re: Depression, High Cholesterol and Low T
« Reply #104 on: December 05, 2012, 01:51:03 am »