Thanks, PeakT. Yeah, I'm still on the fence as to begin with it or not. I'm going down to 88mg a week to see if that will drop the E2 in range.
Noted. Let us know how much it drops it if you have time.
I'm bit more active on Excelmale and I posted this over there (below). I just got the test results back.
"I just got my test results back and I'm:
TT - 792
E2 - 54
SHBG - 17
No HCG or anything else for the last month.
My last reading, a month ago was 72. I think it dropped because of the lack of HCG, but it's not back in range. My baselines were 26 before TRT and 31 after 6 weeks. These are non-sensitive assays as that's all I have access to. I want to get back to that 26 number. My libido and erections were better before this ballooning E2. Yes, I'm stronger than ever and have tons of energy, but my sex life is worse. I want this energy with my old sex life .
This is my highest TT reading ever so I'm bummed. I wanted to avoid using an AI but I don't think I can have T over 700 and normal E2 levels without it.
To those guys that use small doses or AIs, have they impacted your lipid profiles negatively? How much will .50mg a week drop E2 if the reading is 50-60?
I should add that I'm 38, 6'4", 192, lean, muscular, in excellent cardio condition and can lift heavy. I eat clean (tons of cabbage, broccoli, spinach, etc), take DIM, and still have high E2. So I don't know if I can do much more on the lifestyle side of things to address it. I sleep pretty good too.
Perhaps the best thing to do would be raise SHBG but I'm not sure how to do that outside of lifestyle changes, which I'm already practicing."
Also I'll add here - while my FBS is a bit high it's not pre-diabetic and my liver checks out fine.
So I don't know. I think I might try .25mg 2x a week and see how it goes. I'm not sure how else to drop this E2 without dropping the T so low I'll lose the benefits of having a good TT number.
I should add that I have nearly every symptom listed on this page for high E2: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/HRT_Estradiol_Men
Any advice or feedback is appreciated.