Well - I got some of my new labs back. My previous results were obtained while taking 25mg Clomid every day. These results are after I have dropped the clomid to 25mg M, W, F (last two months) and added in two tablets of PES Erase every day (one Month now). I dont have full labs yet but here goes:
The good news (note these are Canada so reference range and units may be different than those you are used to in USA)
ALT 25 U/L range 1 - 60
GGT 16 U/L range 11-63
Total Cholesterol 4.13 mmol/L (range 4.2 - 5.2)
Triglycerides 0.58 mmol/L (range 0.60-2.30)
HDL 1.46 mmol?L (range >=0.91)
LDL 2.40 mmol/L (range 2.2 - 3.4)
The Not-So-Good News
Cortisol AM 596 nmol/l (range 200 - 690)
Estradiol 172 pmol/L (range 0 - 160)
LH 11 IU/L (range 1 - 9)
Progesterone 2.7 nmol/L (range 0 - 3.0)
Total Testosterone 20.5 nmol/L (range 8.0 - 29.0)
I have no results yet for SHBG, Free Testosterone, BioAvailable Testosterone. DHEA-S, or IGF-1
SO ... the PES Erase has seemingly done virtually nothing for my estradiol - if anything my ratio of total testosterone to estradiol has gotten worse in the one month I have been taking Erase. My Testosterone numbers could have been a bit lower on this morning for a number of reasons
(1 - this test was done while fasted as required for lipids test, previous test was not
2 - I was up really early (5 AM ) and test was done at 7:30 - previous test was done 1 hr after waking or so
3 - I went jogging that morning - something I did not do before the previous test)
Lipids numbers are a bit low on Triglycerides and Total Cholesterol - which is interesting as I eat a lot of fat ( typical breakfast is 3 egss, 4 oz steak and a sweet potato). I think these are healthy numbers none the less - and HDL is rocking
Progesterone back down into normal ranges - was high when I was on clomid every day
ALT and GGT suggest liver function is good - which I really wanted to know as my SHBG has been running very high and I had heard that it could be because of liver distress. I think that these numbers would suggest I am not having a liver distress issue.
Looks like my next step is to get a better anti-estrogen than Erase. The online pharma I use has Armidex (anstrozole) but not Aromasin (exemestane) so that seems to make that decision for me.
Recommendations - 0.25 mg Armidex every two days or every three days to start ?