So I have a unique problem it seems. I appear to be a hyperexcreter of hormones. Before starting HRT my T was in the low 300s and my SHBG was 19.
I was on various dosing of the cream/gel for months but none of them worked because I just dumped it as fast as I applied it. Applying 2ml of the 10% cream in 4 parts over the day worked the best but I still was all over the map during the course of the day and felt like crap. My levels never broke 500.
I switched to injections and got my levels up to 700-800 finally but my problem continues to be low E2. My sensitive estrogen test shows all my levels <15 on every test. I have a lot of low E2 symptoms...no wood/libido, hot flashes, weird anxiety, clicky joints. My SHBG is always 10-15.
I've read the causes of low SHBG and feel they don't affect me...my insulin is low and I eat an extremely low glycemic diet (lots of meat, veggies and good fats). My thyroid was low but I'm on armour and cytomel now and my levels are in the top 3/4 of the range.
From reading the best way to increase E2 is using more hCG I think. My doctor had me on 250iu twice per week and then I was switched to 300iu 2 days on and 1 day off. I inject T cypionate every 3rd day. Even on this dose my low E2 hasn't budged.
Any ideas on this?