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    Question about crashing e2 on trt

    Say in theory somebody is on exogenous testosterone and crashes their e2 with arimidex. Would this result in the production of LH even though they are on testosterone due to negative feedback (low estrogen)? Not that I would ever do that but just curious how the feedback loop would play into this
  2. R

    Controlling estrogen

    What is a good way to control estrogen when anastrazole is too powerful? I was taking 80 mgs of testosterone 2 x a week when my estrogen went through the roof. I started taking .125 mgs of anastrazole 2 x a week and it brought my estradiol down to an 8 and total test was at 854. Can anastrazole...
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    Proposed PCT protocol for going off TRT

    Hey guys. I am considering going off of TRT. I never had low testosterone to begin with. I just wanted higher levels for building muscle and libido, etc. But after two years of being on TRT, I want to go off and see how things go. Here is my current protocol and how I plan on stopping TRT (I...
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    9 months into Clomiphene treatment for low test

    Hi All, Hope you are all well, just found this forum and delighted to be a part of it. So I started last June with 25mg every 2 days. From 22nd December my dosage was reduced to 25mg 2 times a week (as my DHT was high causing hair loss). This is prescribed and monitored by a specialist in UK...
  5. DixieWrecked

    Has Anyone Felt Better After Adding in an AI

    Just a random question that I am curious to hear the answer to. "Better" could mean anything and I would like to hear what better meant for you. I know AIs are used as a last resort so I am not encouraging anyone to take an AI, I really just want to hear experiences.
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    Your experiences with increasing testosterone dosage?

    This is a re-post to an extent. But what I want to hear is some of your stories on increasing testosterone. Here is mine (without much facts, just how I experienced and read it): I was taking 50mg testosterone gel and had levels at 24nmol/l or almost 700ng/dl. I increased to 100mg and...
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    Testogel - increased dosage and libido went down

    I'd been on 50mg/daily for 2 months. Morning wood was present every day. Did at most 0.5mg anasrozole. Bumped to 100mg/daily for 5 days, libido seems down, no morning wood, dry eyes.. I started by increasing anastrozole as well but dropped it for the last 2 of the 5 days. Has anyone...
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    Dry eyes on testogel?

    Hi guys, Has anyone experienced dry eyes with Testogel? I have been doing a bit of anastrozole as well but quit recently to see if this has to do with low E2. I experienced this after doubling the dose of the gel.
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    Lump Under nipple but low estradiol.

    I’ve been on TRT for about a year now and taking test 200 cyp @ .4 2x a week along with HCG @ 500 iu’s 2x a week. Started taking anastrazole .125 2x a week about 8 weeks in because a lump develop under nipple. Took tamoxifen, started anastrazole and it cleared up. Fast forward approx 6-8 months...
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    Therapy change

    I've included my labs. At the time I was on .32 ml (200mg/ml) twice a week in addition to .4 ml HCG (12000 IU) 3 times a week. I was also taking 300mg DIM every day with a vitamin D supplement. I was only taking the HCG because my wife and I were trying to conceive but we have been successful...
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    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...
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    Arimidex - Pain Caused by Crashing E2 or Another Reason?

    I believe that I've seen a thread that one 1mg dose of Arimidex decreases E2 by about 70% within 24 hours, and then up to 80% when taken on regular basis thereafter. Are we able to extrapolate from that how much a single .25mg does would decrease E2? Would it be about 17.5%? I asked because...
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    Planning a PCT

    I plan on running a very low dose(moderate) cycle. I am 21 yo. It is not TRT, I am to reach supraphysiological levels. - 300mg test cyp - small dose of oxandrolone/winstrol (not stacking orals at the same time). My thought was to limit the drugs required for PCT. I do not plan on using clomid...
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    Estrogen receptor damage from AI

    Hello, does any one else here at the moment runs in the same problems as me? I’ve been trt for about 4 years now, and used about three years aromatase inhibitors, letro arimidex and aromasin, i’ve been used them all, and always caused me crushes e2 symptoms when i took them even while my e2 was...
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    Study shows same estradiol reduction by 1 mg versus 0.5 mg anastrozole in young men

    Hello I was Reading this article Estrogen Suppression in Males: Metabolic Effect It says 0.5mg and 1mg arimidex has the same effect in estradiol
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    AI side effects?

    I had a question regarding the side effects of AI’a and can’t seem to find a consistent consensus regarding side effects. I am aware that there can be side effects from the usage of AIs, from my understanding the sides are from crashing estradiol to an unhealthy level. Most of the negatives...
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    In a mild panic, did I just OD on anastrazole?

    So, funny story. (For those that aren’t me lol) I keep my Arimidex on the left, viagra on the right. Evidently during cleaning my wife swapped them not knowing. I took 3 and thought man, I’m getting low. (I wasn’t but hindsight - wrong bottle) so I’m aware the dosage for full blown cancer...
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    HCG Restart Question

    Hey guys, I've been doing research on here for a while and want to say I'm grateful that this community exists! I have done a ton of research so I'll try to get right to my question that I can't seem to find an answer on. Brief back story: I'm 35 years old with TT readings around 400-450 and...
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    Arimidex AI and ingrown hair (neck) with electric shaver

    I've had a panasonic $300 electric shaver for 7 years. After I started Arimidex in April I'm getting frequent 1-2 reddish bumps (not open, pretty large, painful, inflamed) on my neck under chin (I only shave neck, electric) every other week or two. I guess those are ingrown hairs, I guess...
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    Arimidex and e2/dht?

    Since arimidex blocks the conversion of T to E2, would that mean that it drives dht higher since that's the other hormone T coverts to? If not, where does the t go? Does it get expelled or converted into something else? Also, it seems like high prolactin reduces dht by 58 percent in a study I...
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    My little journey +Very high estradiol +Arimidex +Searching the better way...

    Hi mates, first of all sorry if my english is not very clear, im from Spain and i salute all of you from here ;)! Im gonna try to explain my case or at least part of it... Well, i began TRT 4 months ago, these are my numbers just before the start: 42 yo Height: 5'8" OverWeight: 227 lb 31%...
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    Does adding AI increase T ?

    if AI (arimidix) stops the conversion of T to E, does that means higher T ? tried to search the forum couldn't find any answer, seems like a basic question :P
  23. DixieWrecked

    Questions about HCG, Arimidex, and Their Effects

    I have been reading this forum obsessively for the last few weeks. What an incredible group of guys you all are. I have only been on TRT for about 3 months so I am figuring things out. At 2 months my bloodwork looked good and I decided to add HCG because the doc recommended it. So I have...
  24. C

    Thinking of stopping my AI. Thoughts.

    Hi gang. Been on test cyp since Feb 2018. I am scripted at 200mg/week doing 100mg IM on Monday and Thursdays. Even though 200 is my script, I am actually doing a bit less prob 150-175mg/week. I was having some back acne flair ups and playing around with lower dose. Anyway, I am also on 0.5mg if...
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    Clomid and AI (w/ low T & low E2)

    Summary of my lab work: Okay total T Low Free T High SHBG Low LH Underperforming Thyroid Low E2 Estradiol senstive - 7.4 (normal = 8.0 - 35.0) Doctor has started me on 12.5 Clomid (EOD) and AI (Anastrozole) (3x per week) From what I gather, the treatment plan lis designed to elevate my free T...
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    Arimidex discontinuation update

    So for about the past month I had weaned off of arimidex in hopes of feeling better. I was using the 1mg adex/100mg test strategy prior to weaning off. E2 was around 21 and tt was at 1000ish. Felt awful, no sex drive, fatigue, aches and pains, hair shedding, mentally slow, brain fog, dark...
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    High Prolactin and Estradiol in 33 y/o

    Been a while since I was on this site, but I just discovered this dedicated Prolactin subforum, looks like theres loads of good stuff stickied, so have lots of reading to do! In the mean time I thought I'd post here. I started a thread in the TRT subforum a while back, and have since had a few...
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    Ditch your AI now - you don't need it!

    I'm a long time lurker and haven't posted much (perhaps even never) but I felt I should contribute something in return: I have very mild gyno that I've had most of my life. As soon as my E2 goes up it starts getting sore. That's when I USED to take an arimidex and it would go away. This time...
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    Too much DHT caused permanent damage, or what?

    First of all , all help is appreciated, if you have some idea or input that might help then please share it. I have been dealing with the Side Effects caused by Arimidex for 5 years now. In 2014 ( i was 21 years old) i used Arimidex due to little bit High estrogen few months post cycle ( tbol...
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    Bloating causes by Arimidex?

    Has anybody experienced bloating as a result of too much arimidex? At one time I was on 200mgs a week and 3mg arimidex and STILL had a ton of stomach bloat. It got a lot better when I went to 40mg EOD and .25ai although I still get a little bloat now and again. Should I try my dose of 40mg EOD...
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    Feel WAY better with elevated e2

    So for the first 4 months or so of trt at 200mg test cyp per week with minimal ai usage. .25 anastrozole maybe once every 5 days or so, I felt good. Great workouts, insane pumps, crazy libido. Then I started reading on here about trying to stay within the low 20s on e2. So I began using the...
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