1. F

    Does Anyone Feel Better on an AI?

    I know this topic has been beaten to death and with a little legwork, I am sure to find dozens of threads on this, so I apologize. But, like many here, I am still perplexed on why most forms of TRT I have tried cause side effects that outweigh the benefits. I have a ton of posts out there, but...
  2. M

    Anyone used/using calcium d glucarate for estrogen control?

    I've been reading a lot of good things lately about calcium d glucarate particularly in it's effectiveness of estrogen control. Just wondering if anyone on here has used it and can share their thoughts on it?
  3. S

    Empower .125 Anastrozole - Tablets?

    Been a while since I’ve gotten this product from them. Last time they were capsules. Just received some and they’re little round light green tablets with a split mark in the middle. That sound right? I can call in the morning but had planned on taking one tonight.
  4. S

    E2: what is "high" and "low"

    I see so many threads saying "if my E2 is too high or too low I get <x> symptom" but no numbers that show what that really is. My current routine, as an example, is 140 of T per week, injected once and 1mg of AI, once a week. It puts me at 980 at the low (day before shot) for T, and E2 of around...
  5. S

    Trt issues

    I started trt on Dec 30th 2020. I do 100mg of test weekly split into mon, wed, Fri injections. I take. .125mg of ai on mon, wed, Fri I'm wondering when I should take my ai. I can't get into the Dr's until March 1st so I'm asking you guys. I'm currently taking too much ai but wondering what days...
  6. C

    High E2 on latest labs

    Looking for some advice please. Current Protocol 100mg 2x weekly 500iu HCG 2x weekly No AI (Discontinued. It was 1mg 2x weekly and I felt it gave me mood swings) Latest Labs Total Testosterone >1500 E2 69pg/mL Notes: I'm not sure if the E2 test was sensitive or not, the labs don't show...
  7. F

    AI decreasing acne, drying it out at least some

    Ok, now I am not crazy.. lol but acne seems to lessen if I take some sort of AI. When I do not for a while I get very angry cystic acne on shoulders and lats and upper back. What gives here?
  8. U

    I found a TRT protocol that works

    So after trying injections for 2.5 years I went back to testosterone pellets. I'm one week in and my libido is already coming back strong. I started on pellets 6 years ago and stayed on them for 3 years and they always worked great. I stopped them because every now and then I'd have one that...
  9. Pacman

    Finding the right AI dosage

    So long story short, I have been for years without an AI. When I started taking them (1-2 a week @ 0.125 mg/pill) my sex drive got better. I had no idea I had an issue to begin with even with the blood tests with high estradiol due to the fact that I thought I felt fine (and my doctor said...
  10. Alectrify

    Young Guy on TRT 4 year update

    Hello all, This is my 4 year update on what has been a very long and serious last few years. I’ve posted on here before awhile back while I was on 2nd year of Clomid monotherapy, but I couldn’t remember credentials to get back to that account. Nevertheless, here I am and I promise to remain...
  11. M

    Almost two to 3 month no ai, I feel great

    I just wanted to share my experience, when I started I was against not taking ai and used to take micro dose specially after I saw the high estrogen symptoms. With time I stopped ai initially I had some symptoms which seem to fade as my body get used to 100mg once weekly. I am almost 2 or3...
  12. Robotics

    E2 Sweetspot - Larger Erection Than Normal?

    Yesterday i took my AI and Cialis 2 hours before sexual activity and had an erection that i would describe as larger than normal. I have done so before (take cialis daily and ai eod) but have not had the same results. The next day i took cialis and did not have the same large erection Is this...
  13. J

    Clomid with an AI

    Been lurking for a few months here, and finally have spoken with a doc and have had some labs done. Due to my interest in remaining fertile for one more kid, and my current inability to do so, the doc has suggested I start out with Clomid. The basic treatment is: Clomid 12.5 mg po q day X 6...
  14. J

    I Have a prolactinoma

    I recently had an mri because of an elevated prolactin level on blood work. There is a small mass on my pituitary gland. Im bringing this up on this forum because over the last few years there has been a backlash against ai's. There actually is some research showing elevated estrogen causing...
  15. B

    How long does it take for AI to work?

    Hello, how are you guys doing? How long does it take for anastrozol to work? I was in 33,79 pg/ml e2 and started anastrozol 0.5mg EOD and tested again now and im in 30pg/ml e2, and considering in that period I started daily injections which is supposed to lower e2. How long does it take in...
  16. 5

    New guy, 10 mos. TRT, dosage/ED/libido questions

    Hey all - I've been on TRT for 10 months and just found this forum today - what a MASSIVE wealth of information! I've been relying on a single thread on another forum that's totally unrelated to health, and it's been a huge help, but nothing like this. I could really use your help today; TRT...
  17. T

    When to take AI (timing of dose)

    I take 60mg cyp 2x a week Monday and Thursday with .25 Anastrozole after each shot. And I doing this right? Should I take it the next day? Same day? Or a coupe hours later/before? just want to know correct timing for best effect.
  18. B

    Please comment on my first TRT Protocol:

    After asking if the doc could split my dose into twice a week here is the protocol he recommended: Sunday evening: 75mg Test C taken intramuscularly Monday morning: .25mg HCG taken sub-Q Tuesday: 0.5mg Anastrozole Wednesday morning: 75mg Test C taken intramuscularly Thursday morning: .25mg HCG...
  19. D

    AI use and sleep apnea

    Just curious if anyone else using a CPAP has had this happen. Normally my AHI is approximately 2 each night. If i throw .25mg arimodex into the mix it drops below 1 and I sleep like a bear minus the snoring of course. I’m injecting t cyp .375mg q3.5 days and use the arimodex the day of...
  20. T

    Stopped my AI...

    Good Morning Everyone, I've been using an AI at various doses over the last year for estrogen management without much success. 12 days ago, I stopped taking my AI, and I don't really feel any better or worse. I am on the emotional side, but that happened occasionally while taking the AI. I...
  21. J

    Can’t get balanced

    Been on TRT for about 3 months now and it has been a roller coaster to say the least. I started on 125 a week split up on Monday and Thursday of each week. Also with HCG and .25 of an AI on injection days. started having bad palpitations and hot flushes. Had me double up on AI and it tanked my...
  22. C

    Should I take Anastrozole

    Switch over to Defy at the beginning of the month, and started my Routine on Nov 11. My routine is 25mg Test 3x weekly(MWF) along with 25mg of HcG 3x weekly(MWF). I take the prescribed 25mg DHEA nightly before bed. Previously before switching over to Defy. My last dose at Low T Center was 180mg...
  23. M

    Anastrozole 1mg daily?!?

    Can someone make sense of this study? How did these guys not crush their E2 and why is their LH and FSH normal?? Coadministration of anastrozole sustains therapeutic testosterone levels in hypogonadal men undergoing testosterone pellet insertion. - PubMed - NCBI
  24. J

    I blamed Estrogen for Side Effects

    I started TRT about 7-8 weeks ago. Dose age was 125 a week ( injecting twice a week) with HCG and .025 of AI on both injection days. I started having bad side effects after the 4-5 week. Called doctor and they thought it was high E2, so had me double up on the AI. Side effects continued so I...
  25. J

    Side effects awful TRT

    I’m seeing all the positives from people with TRT which is great. However I’m 5 weeks in on 125 total, injecting twice a week with HCG and an AI and feel terrible. I feel so out of whack and have bad headaches, horrible anxiety and palpitations. I redid my labs this week early as they think it...
  26. B

    Best protocol? - young(ish), low T, high SHBG, maintain fertility?

    What is the best starting protocol for a 34 y/o with total T between 300-500, high SHBG, and wanting to have kids within the next 1-3yrs? Background: 34 y/o, 6'3", 203lbs, <10%bf, workout a lot One doc recommend 50mg Clomid and HCG. After reading here it seems clomid isn't a great choice for...
  27. H

    All the sudden have high T and E after two years of stable TRT dosage.

    I've been on TRT for the last 2 years and it's been great. My mood, anxiety, libido, and function have all been on point for the most part. I take .25cc of T and HCG twice a week and have never had to adjust. I get my blood work done twice a year and have been on track with good levels for...
  28. keithc2485


    SOOO, I added HCG to my TRT the end of may 2019;.. the first 4 weeks was 500iu a week .....i wasnst sure how my body was going to react .... so i jumped it up to 800iu the last 2 weeks of the first 6 weeks of it before my first Labs to check E2 and hema it was fine... so I jumped it up to...
  29. N

    Side Affects From The Ai !

    For the first 6 months,on trt I felt awesome. Had my labs done for the third time. My e2 jumped to 180 Feeling great. I was not taking a ai, doctor insisted I take a ai. Now getting insomnia and anxiety, mood swings, nausea.I have never felt anxiety to this level. I blamed it on high e2. I quit...
  30. P

    Exemestane vs Tamoxifen vs Anastrozole: How Much and How Often?

    Hi guys, My first post and grateful this site exists. I'm about to start TRT and don't get my labs back for a week. I had been on it before but discontinued when hospitalized for some stuff (unrelated and now gone). I'm going to start with 100mg a week of either equal parts (deca, cyp, eth...
  31. G

    Seeking clarification from AI opponents

    Since I do want to sign up for jay Campbell's 50$/month forum to maybe get access to Dr. Keith Nichols, Dr. Rob etc. I will post these questions here. This is not intended to invite argument for/against aromatase inhibitor usage. I simply want to understand the perspective of AI opponents...