Just a quick update on my tE2 gel progress (sample taken on 8/3/2018, 6 weeks after previous test).
PSA has gone down from 0.49 to 0.19, T down from 349 to 106, and E2 up from 31 to 123.
I am applying the gel about 12 hours apart which should be delivering approximately 2.5 mg of E2/day.
I am also taking a 0.5 mg capsule of Avodart every third day.
I may increase the gel dosage after the next blood test since I am shooting for a T level of ~50 (or less) and an E2 level of ~250 to 300.
NO side effects (other than a slight bit of gynecomastia and nipple tenderness), no strength loss in the gym, no hot flashes/flushes, no fatigue, no mood swings, no change in libido (it hasn't been much to 'write home about' for a few years anyway), no cognitive loss (that I'm aware of; however, one can't loose what you never had!). IMO the gynecomastia/nipple tenderness is a small price to pay for the encouraging results so far!
Some recent numbers:
4/12/2017 - 1.00
7/18/2017 - 1.30 [pre sacral excision]
9/11/2017 - 0.54 [post sacral excision]
10/11/2017 - 0.57
11/20/2017 - 0.657
12/29/2017 - 0.641
4/1/2018 - 0.71
6/19/2018 - 0.49
8/3/2018 - 0.19
7/13/2017 - 455
6/19/2018 - 349
8/3/2018 - 106
6/19/2018 - 31
8/3/2018 - 123