I will dig up the labs and share....no, his E never went above 30-35 even when his T was 800. I really felt like it was the E spike making him feel so lousy, 1-3 weeks after having pellets inserted he was miserable, tired, grumpy, depressed, definitely no sexual function or desire.
No, his dr didn't have him on anything else, we were working with a naturopath at the same time who was checking estrogen and had him on a few different supplements to control conversion to estrogen. I believe myomin was one of them (natural aromatase inhibitor). Naturopath was aware of all of that and said we could move on to rx if estrogen became an issue- with an MD he works with, urologist had no part in estrogen, he was useless beyond putting pellets in.
I will post pre-TRT numbers and during, and the couple estrogen labs.
Bear with me:
3/2014-- we see primary doc after 2+ years of ED and loss of libido (because as a wife I feared other health issues)
He ran glucose, cholesterol, thyroid, etc all normal and a total T. He wouldn't run free T because he said "it wouldn't matter because be wont treat a man at a normal total T level". He was told it's not testosterone, try some Viagra. At 37 years old. No thank you. Moving on.
3/2014- total T 531
Fast forward to 1/2015- now about 3 years of ED, meaning inability to sustain any erection, 90% of the time unable to finish, if so very diminished orgasm, lack of sensitivity, loss of libido, fatigue, depression.
Urologist checks total, free, and also free T4 thyroid labs, prolactin, LH.
1/2015- total T is only 298, free T 70 (clearly a problem)
Urologist says time to try TRT. We opt for pellets.
First insertion 2/2015
6 week labs after pellets inserted:
3/2015- total T 877, free T 156.6
3/2015- estradiol 34, estrone 35
Wow. This looks great on paper, but not much difference aside from more energy perhaps.
3 month labs, 5/2015- total T 497, free T 132
5/2015- estradiol 33, estrone 30
Urologist says this isn't low enough to do pellets sooner, so second round is done @4 months
This time labs aren't checked until 3 months on 2nd round pellets.
9/2015- total T 460, free T 80
Here we are December, 6 months since last pellets. Haven't done any more testing. We made the choice to stop pellets, honestly I believe hubby needed a break. I'm sure you guys know what I mean, just needed to not get labs, not talk about it, no supplements, and felt the most hopeless he had been about it. He decided ok, let's just dive in to exercise, getting fit, etc. I supported him in this although I felt disappointed that there was no longer an "answer".
Lo and behold, last 6-8 weeks we have a normal functioning sexual life. Out of the blue. He has actually been under a lot of stress, with his company, is at a higher weight than he has been, not exercising, and off the wagon somewhat with healthy eating. Go figure. So why is it working, I have no earthly clue.
It's a fluke. And it's tough because I still struggle with the root cause, in my 40 year old husband.