I received my result while I was on vacation. I am currently taking 200 mg test cyp per week split on Monday and Thursday, and .5 mg Arimidex on Mondays. These samples were collected on Thursday around 11:00, when I usually take my second dose. I pinned immediately after.
If I’m interpreting everything correctly, I am very happy with these results.
Creatinine - I am assuming this is elevated because I supplement with creatine, but I could be wrong. Either way, I’m not too worried about it.
AST/ALT - These levels were normal before I started TRT. I am assuming it is related to the Arimidex I take on Monday and maybe the low dose aspirin I take every day. From my research, these levels should not be concerning as “mildly elevated” is considered 2-3 times normal range.
Estradiol - This one was surprising. My previous labs showed my level at 42, and that was at 200mg test cyp per week and NO ai. I am not sure why it increased to 57 after I started taking the Arimidex. Regardless, the only side affects I am experiencing at this level is some light acne on my shoulders and back, nothing drastic.
Total Test - This was surprising. I’m not sure why, but I was not expecting a level this high on only 200 mg per week, and definitely not 3 days after a single dose of 100mg. I purposefully scheduled the labs to be taken at the time of my second dose so I could see how low it got during the week before dosing again.
Free Test & SHBG - I don’t have any thoughts on this. It is my first time testing for these. I will be doing more research around how free, total and SHBG correlate with each other and what good levels would be.
Cholesterol - This was a bonus. For the last several years my cholesterol has been creeping up and recently started going out of range on the high side. I was happy to see all my levels in the normal range. I am definitely giving credit to the increased exercise and better diet since the new year.