How many of you run AI with your TRT doses?

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Just curious how many of you use an AI with your TRT doses, if so what is your does of T and which AI/how much do you use?
 

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Nope, I don't need an AI.

I run a TRT+ dose of 200 mg/wk.

Ideally, you don't need or use an AI, as those come with their own issues.
 

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I don't.
Bloods never indicated a need. 100mg/wk just doing normal TRT at the moment.

Let lab results guide your decision.
 

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Even at 200mg. I don't need an AI.
 

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Never needed an AI but have on hand just in case.
 
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I needed .125 arimidex every 3 days while running 120mg/week of test. Kept my estrogen around 20, which some may argue is too low as my total test was around 1000.
It seems to have negatively influenced my cholesterol as the time I let my estrogen go into the 50s my LDL went way down, HDL went up, and total cholesterol came back into range.
 

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I needed .125 arimidex every 3 days while running 120mg/week of test. Kept my estrogen around 20, which some may argue is too low as my total test was around 1000.
It seems to have negatively influenced my cholesterol as the time I let my estrogen go into the 50s my LDL went way down, HDL went up, and total cholesterol came back into range.

Why not 100mg Test and no AI?
 
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Why not 100mg Test and no AI?
If they're anything like what I'm dealing with and the reason I asked this question, is because trying lower doses while it may keep estrogen in range doesn't necessarily offer symptom relief which kind of negates the point. I can run 90mg a week in split doses to keep everything looking good on paper and feel completely hypogonadal.
 

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If they're anything like what I'm dealing with and the reason I asked this question, is because trying lower doses while it may keep estrogen in range doesn't necessarily offer symptom relief which kind of negates the point. I can run 90mg a week in split doses to keep everything looking good on paper and feel completely hypogonadal.
That's great, but I'm interested to hear what @JeffGoldblumLips has to say.
 
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Why not 100mg Test and no AI?
If we're being very honest I felt so great I was only interested in taking more, not less. But yes, when I go back to trt I'll start around 100.

The thing that baffles me is last bloods I pulled I dropped my test to 100mg/week for a month and my total came back below 600. I was told the lower level was likely due to the presence of a DHT since 120mg/week had my total over 1000. Is there some credence to dht interfering with total test readings?
 

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For over 20 years i didn't need an AI on my TRT dose of 100mg/week. Which kept my T levels in the 1100-450 range during the week. My E2 would be in the 25-30ist range. Went to microdosing several years ago, 15mg/day and my T levels stayed around 800 all the time E2 in the mid 30's. A couple years ago my E2 took a big jump to the 85-95 range even though nothing else changed that i can tell. So now i use Ai. .5 Arimidex 2-3 times a week. Still trying to figure what happened other then getting older.
 
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For over 20 years i didn't need an AI on my TRT dose of 100mg/week. Which kept my T levels in the 1100-450 range during the week. My E2 would be in the 25-30ist range. Went to microdosing several years ago, 15mg/day and my T levels stayed around 800 all the time E2 in the mid 30's. A couple years ago my E2 took a big jump to the 85-95 range even though nothing else changed that i can tell. So now i use Ai. .5 Arimidex 2-3 times a week. Still trying to figure what happened other then getting older.
Did you see any improvements micro dosing vs once weekly before your e2 shot up?
 
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Id try splitting injections, or even daily dosing before using an AI.
I've been considering dailies lately actually. Seems annoying but probably just takes some getting used to before it's part of the routine
 
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In my case at 200mg of test cyp every 2 wks running an ai would almost certainly result in crashed e2 rather than unwanted sides from high estrogen.

Depends on what you mean trt or a cruise. I cruised on 400mg test a week between blasts for years.
 
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In my case at 200mg of test cyp every 2 wks running an ai would almost certainly result in crashed e2 rather than unwanted sides from high estrogen.

Depends on what you mean trt or a cruise. I cruised on 400mg test a week between blasts for years.
I guess true trt. I want to determine a baseline of trt that works for me before I get back into blasting so that I have a regimen I can fall back to/rely on for the long term.
 
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You are asking the right questions. Stay on top of your blood work throughout b and c or trt for that matter. When you notice things going sideways, you know what to do.
 

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