Should I start taking AI if I’m on TRT?

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  • I’m on self prescribed trt. I started about 5 weeks ago. Test E 150mg every week and no AI. I felt so much better than before, but I noticed I’m getting little moody. Should I start take low dose of AI? I don’t want to tank my E2. Do you think 6.25 asin eod is good start? I’ll take a bloodwork this weekend.

  • adex works almost instantly, think of asin like long ester test and it will be doing what it does not as strong but over a spread out period. on that dose of test 12.5 mg eod doesnt sound good so 6.25 to start sounds alright. See how that goes, maybe even E3D just to play it safe. Still get bloodwork done before taking it, a bit of moodiness isnt bad if you dont suddenly blow up with water like the michelin man. Youre being smart about this which is good. Dont take asin before the test or youll heavily skew the results which I am sure you know.

  • Some don’t need an AI on TRT, but I do. That’s about what I take weekly (20mg daily of Prop), and I use 0.5mg of Aromasin EOD (brand). Yes, that’s right; that is a crazy small amount of Aromasin. Without it, I’ll start having prostate pain and these dumb ocular migraines, along with food cravings and general bitchiness. I don’t know why Aromasin works so well for me, but I’ve gone off and back on too many times at this point, with the pattern being very clear. I originally started on more regular doses of it and worked my way down with labs showing E2 going too low (every day of 0.5mg had it at a 7).

  • [quote=“beefnewton” pid=‘63920’ dateline=‘1565096105’]
    Some don’t need an AI on TRT, but I do. That’s about what I take weekly (20mg daily of Prop), and I use 0.5mg of Aromasin EOD (brand). Yes, that’s right; that is a crazy small amount of Aromasin. Without it, I’ll start having prostate pain and these dumb ocular migraines, along with food cravings and general bitchiness. I don’t know why Aromasin works so well for me, but I’ve gone off and back on too many times at this point, with the pattern being very clear. I originally started on more regular doses of it and worked my way down with labs showing E2 going too low (every day of 0.5mg had it at a 7).
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    How do you accurately dose 0.5mg Asin?

  • Volumetric dosing. 25ml of distilled water with one 25mg tablet “dissolved.” It doesn’t make a perfect solution with the fillers and stuff, but a good swirl/shake gets a reasonably accurate dose with an oral syringe to 0.5ml.

  • [quote=“beefnewton” pid=‘63928’ dateline=‘1565098858’]
    Volumetric dosing. 25ml of distilled water with one 25mg tablet “dissolved.” It doesn’t make a perfect solution with the fillers and stuff, but a good swirl/shake gets a reasonably accurate dose with an oral syringe to 0.5ml.
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    Makes sense. Might do that to save the trouble of splitting a 25mg tablet into 8 parts.

  • do you guys define TRT differently from HRT? rather than aiming for your pre-cycle natty test (assuming within range) which should correlate with natty e2 (or not?), are you aiming for the upper reference range (which might be 2 x your natty test & raise e2 accordingly, necessitating AI)?

    cause intuitively & normally, estrogen should be in range if test is

  • I take 0 AI on 200mg pharma, doc prescribed. I’m also a shit responder and was legit diagnosed low t (last natty lab was 131), so take that with a grain of salt. I wouldn’t advise starting AI without bloods, mostly because crashing your E2 sucks way more than having it through the roof.

    @“appropionate” I feel like it’s like that old saying ‘Every Frigidaire is a fridge, but not every fridge is a Frigidaire’. Like, HRT just encompasses all hormones you may be balancing where TRT just specifies the testosterone? I could be wrong, but I wouldn’t have thought it depended on the amount you’re taking so much as there being multiple exogenous hormones being introduced. Again that’s all just me spitballing

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