Just an update since I started this thread.
I've been taking 0.5 mg EOD now. While I don't have any labs yet to share, I can say that subjectively it's definitely working. The absolute tell is that I am not getting any weepy feelings (which I was a little with the high E2), have had much higher energy levels, and sexually things are going very, very well.
Same effects I got from the edible fungus, just a heck of a lot easier to take a half-pill every other day, and dosing consistency of course as well.
Finally was able to get labs. Before anastrazole I was at 87, which inspired me to start using it.
After three months, my estradiol tested at <5. So I guess the stuff works.
Yeah, I know that is way too low....
I suspected it might have taken me too low because after the initial month of feeling fantastic and incredibly horny, things started to settle down. However, I have not experienced any really bad effects. Morning wood has become much less frequent, but in general I feel fine.
So this might be a little tough to titrate, since half a pill every other day crashed me.
I am stopping entirely for two weeks, and then will try a half pill twice a week (just on injection days). The good news is that since I went so low, insurance will approve labs much sooner than the three months I had to wait first go round, so a month after starting the new dose I will have data.
Hopefully this is short term anyway. I've got about 25 pounds left to lose now, which won't be easy, but the hope that that might solve the aromatization issue in combination with the dietary stuff that I do believe works is extra motivation.