I have been on TRT for about 2 years at 150mg per week and have routine blood work. I had my doc check estrogen levels since I was not feeling as young and spri as I did when I started. She said she is concerned with my free test levels. Can someone explain what causes this?
2 years of T and nothing else would cause a hormone cascade. I'd get this tested, along with DHT, DHEA DHEA/S, cortisol, and seriously consider adding HCG. How's your thyroid function? Is your body fat % healthy?
Sounds good but what do you think may be causing the high free test? Any thoughts on that
Honestly, I think that's a lab error. With a albumin of 4.4 and a TT of 671, I don't know how you could get that high of a free reading. Unless they put the bio-available number in the free column. If that's the case, it's not a high reading, but a low one. Get it retested and ask for SHBG, and for a better picture, the other tests I mentioned above. If your doctor isn't leading you down this road, you need a new one.
E2 is a little high, but not a big concern if you don't have other symptoms. Like the other poster mentioned, a little adex will bring that down.
On a side note, you really should consider doing something about your diet, your cholesterol is... um, not good.
gotcha! Yeah the cholesterol is a work in progress. My diet was about as good as it could get leading up to this test so the doc increased my crestor script. I don't think my doc completely understands the whole T replacement. I had to ask her to even test the E2. Which was a long drawn out discussion. The problem is finding a new one that accepts insurance in my area.
Having a doc that doesn't completely understand TRT is not a bad thing. She's probably pretty gullible. You could drop your test dose and convince her you're not responding as well as you once were, and convince her to give you a higher dose... HCG, DHEA, and adex are commonly available, and cheap. You could self run your program, and just use her for a 200 mg per week test script.
On your last blood draw, how long since last injection? Do you inject weekly?
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