Hey, (sincere) thanks for the title edit, Peak, and thanks for the responses Seppuku.
My T level tests before Clomid came back 130 and 240, so I'm not sure Arimidex mono would have worked. Never heard of exemestane but will look it up, thanks.
I'm thinking of getting my E2 checked by a lab but I'm up for getting the blood work done in a couple of weeks anyway (though they will not be using the sensitive test for E2, so maybe I should). I suspect a look at my numbers on that front may suggest a change in protocol.
The clear and noticeable improvement in erections in the first week after starting Clomid gives me hope that my issue is primarily hormonal and can be dealt with, but the return to crummy ED afterwards has been very frustrating. This is mostly,about the ED for me, and I suspect that the anxiety, depression, etc. will probably melt away if they improve to the point they were at last week. Or maybe the whole shebang was good because my levels were briefly at good points.
I noted that the marked improvement did start after my first .25 mg dose of Arimidex, a couple of days BEFORE I started the higher Clomid dose. So again, I suspect that looking at my E2 levels might suggest something. It's POSSIBLE that I just tanked E2 with Arimidex, or that the doubled Clomid dose raised it through the roof... So confusing. I would clearly have been better off changing one or the other protocol first and then giving it some time.
Want this over with so I can go back to being a good husband and father instead of a weepy, morose wreck. Got to find a way to get to that sweet spot I was at last week and stay there.