estradiol

  1. B

    Question about estradiol

    Hello guys, I have made two estradiol tests in two different labs near the same dates. Results: 33.79pg/ml with electroquimioluminiscense method (11.3-43.2 lab ranges) 49pg/ml with Fluorescence Polarization ImmunoAssay (0-75pg/ml lab ranges) Note that the first one is a Lab that is the most...
  2. J

    Nipple soreness

    Hello everyone I am 9 months on my trt I've had three sets of blood work done, my levels have been good on all three sets the most recent was about 3 weeks ago. Out of nowhere tonight I'm having very very very tender sore nipple on my left side, and I was curious if my estrogen levels are good...
  3. G

    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
  4. Jman223

    How long after starting Arimidex should I draw labs

    Hello All, I recently switched Dr.s who recommended that I try Arimidex because my E2 is a bit high. I am well aware of the pros and cons and used to be a patient of Dr. Rob Kominerek so I understand the two sides of the debate. I reluctantly agreed to try .25 twice a week on shot day. Since...
  5. L

    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...
  6. K

    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...
  7. S

    Weird drop in SHBG leads to sudden E2 issue.

    I have been on TRT for 2.5 years and have had textbook levels - TT around 1000, FT in the 20's, SHBG fluctuates between 45-50 and E2 typically matches SHBG. I have never had any E2 symptoms though I will admit that my regimen would create an E2 nightmare for most - test cyp 60 mg every 3.5, HCG...
  8. K

    Are Estrogen Levels in Men Increasing in Recent Decades Due to Environmental and Other Causes?

    We know that men in the modern age are bombarded with estrogens and estrogenic chemicals from every direction in food, water, medications, environment, and products. Which leads me to wonder: what is actually an acceptable testosterone and estrogen level for men? Testosterone levels have been...
  9. DragonBits

    Weird blood test results

    I often have a few surprises in my blood test results. Today's surprise was estradiol. I attached the last couple of blood test results, one from 1-7-2020 and one from 11/15/2019. Today, the surprise was pretty low E2 levels of 8.9 pg/mpwith a Total T of 650. (I tend to do blood test just...
  10. C

    What is Optimal Estradiol Range for Libido/Erection

    Before I started testosterone my erections were weak. Viagra was my best friend. When I started injecting testosterone my erections and libido increased. But is there a way to make it better? I keep hearing people say that high estradiol increases libido/erections. Other places say high...
  11. A

    Cypionate EOD vs twice a week: E2 vs T peak

    I was on propionate for a year till I got tired of it so talked to my doctor and now my protocol is Cypionate 32mg EOD plus 300IU of HCG once a week. Doctor suggested EOD to keep my levels stable because I'm not using much HCG now. I wonder if this is really necessary. Twice a week is more...
  12. C

    How to raise estradiol/estrogen (not on an AI - TRT for 10-12 weeks)

    Been on TRT for about 10-12 weeks now. Started off great, but now feel like death. Insomnia, terrible libido, freezing cold, joint pain, etc. My guess is due to my low estrogen levels, which I had confirmed. On my recent blood work, my free T was slightly over normal range, as was my total T...
  13. S

    Sleep apnea lately

    I’m 57 yr male, in great shape, lift weights 3 times weekly. I’ve been on clomid self prescribed hrt for 4 years. 25mg 4 days a week. Last time I had my testosterone checked it came back over 1500 so the free was inaccurate. Estrodiol was 64.9. I have felt really good. I decided to start using...
  14. K

    How many of you guys feel better with your estrogen higher than 20-30?

    I'm just wondering how many of you feel better on the higher end, like 30-40, 40+, or even higher. And also what your total T and shbg are. I want to run higher levels of test for my trt and also avoid using an AI but I kind of fear the higher estrogen mainly for potential libido and ED sides...
  15. Y

    TRT 4 weeks in TT 454-758, FT 4.7-10, E 17.2-42.4

    Seeking advice on my protocol and go forward recommendations given the following: Just started TRT 4 weeks ago, did a baseline blood work on T & E: TT = 454 FT = 4.7 E = 17.2 My protocol: 100mg T-cyp 2 times per week (Mon & Thurs). 200mg total for the week Plan to add HCG and AI's (as...
  16. 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...
  17. G

    Another Idea For HCT/E2

    So far we’ve only looked at splitting the dose equally vs taking the full dose at 1 shot...but what if we split 100mg, for example into 60/40mg or 70/30mg? Could that provide a little more e2 but still stable enough total T levels without an increase in Hematocrit? Anyone have any thoughts...
  18. D

    is there such thing as Free E2 "calculator"

    not talking about the blood test, I know I can get that, but a calculator similar to the one used to calculate free testosterone. If so, can anyone post the link? I have tried to find it with no luck. I have low SHBG and my E2 needs to be managed at very low levels, so this tool may be useful...
  19. D

    Only when E2 is super low I feel good

    Hi, I am a low SHBG guy who has managed to increased it to around 14-15 while on TRT. It has been years trying to fine tune my protocol and after several lab tests and anaztrozole dosing, I have confirmed I feel best when my E2 is around 10ish. At that level my libido is very good, no bloating...
  20. S

    Is It Possible To Control Estradiol Without Blocker?

    Recently diagnosed with Low Testosterone. I'm doing my best to get into the High Normal Range of Testosterone with the Estradiol in the normal range. It's very hard to do without the use of Anastrozole (in which even the lowest dose makes me sick.) My mind gets very foggy and unstable even...
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