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    anastrozole causing GI upset?

    Background:
    Started TRT in Jan.

    I was on HCG for three weeks before added Tst-c. A week later a fertility doc told me his patients do better

    without the HCG, so I dropped it.

    I've raised the Anastrozole to .5ED.

    Problem:
    GI tract-severe bloating, trapped gas, diarhea, and fatigue for about a week, around the same time as the

    Anastrozole.

    Complication: A friend has similar and mom said its going around near her (Mtns. of NC...USA, to

    accommodate my friends from other places).

    Could it be the Anastrozole

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    TRT with 0.5mg anastrazole per day???

    Thats way too much, even with a cycle dosage you need to be a heavy aromatizer to need that.

    You have probably crashed your e2. Dont your doc do bloodwork?

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    What Mr. BB said. There is a nasty stomach bug here in Upstate SC, but still, what Mr.BB said.

    Edit: I wouldn't be surprised if you weren't aching something terrible.
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    Is there any chance your GI upset could be diet related?

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    No, I've eaten properly (just like my Dad) my whole life. Should cut the Anastrozole to a .5 EOD?

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    Going in for BW when I get well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quester View Post
    Background:
    Started TRT in Jan.

    I was on HCG for three weeks before added Tst-c. A week later a fertility doc told me his patients do better

    without the HCG, so I dropped it.

    I've raised the Anastrozole to .5ED.

    Problem:
    GI tract-severe bloating, trapped gas, diarhea, and fatigue for about a week, around the same time as the

    Anastrozole.

    Complication: A friend has similar and mom said its going around near her (Mtns. of NC...USA, to

    accommodate my friends from other places).

    Could it be the Anastrozole
    I can say from my personal experience, that Anastrozole gives me very bad GI issues.

    I take my doses every third day, so at least I have days when I can actually leave the house lol


    I'm not sure (yet) if Exemestane / Aromasin is any better for GI issues ... I'm guessing not tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by gymffiti View Post

    I can say from my personal experience, that Anastrozole gives me very bad GI issues.

    I take my doses every third day, so at least I have days when I can actually leave the house lol

    I'm not sure (yet) if Exemestane / Aromasin is any better for GI issues ... I'm guessing not tbh
    Bloating is one of the issues together with gallbladder discomfort I get from AIs and exemestane is the worst in that regard.

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    Thanks y'all

    With 200mcg Test-c, .05 or .25 EOD, or ?

    My trt doc prescribed 1mg eod. I found a GP/TRT doc that I'm gonna start seeing soon.

    What did with the trt guy was the 1mg eod. The thing that scared me away from my GP was when I went in today for my stomach

    issue and was directed to get a colonoscopy!!! Maybe one day, but not today!
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    Once weekly? I'd say .25 the day after pin. What you take are cycle doses of AI.

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    I'm prescribed 200mcg e6d. I take 100mcg e3d. So, the best thing (for me, right now) would be the day after pin (basically e3d-day after pin), .25 or .5?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzarro View Post
    Bloating is one of the issues together with gallbladder discomfort I get from AIs and exemestane is the worst in that regard.
    Thanks for the heads up ... We don't need anymore bloat

    Quote Originally Posted by Quester View Post
    I'm prescribed 200mcg e6d. I take 100mcg e3d. So, the best thing (for me, right now) would be the day after pin (basically e3d-day after pin), .25 or .5?
    I'm seriously thinking about getting a microgram scale
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quester View Post
    I'm prescribed 200mcg e6d. I take 100mcg e3d. So, the best thing (for me, right now) would be the day after pin (basically e3d-day after pin), .25 or .5?
    That's good if you split, depending on your levels you might not even need AI that way, imo no need to go any higher than .25 e3d, might be still a tad too much but lets wait bloods and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gymffiti View Post
    Thanks for the heads up ... We don't need anymore bloat
    I'm battling bloat since 2013, it took fixing low T, hypothyroidism, removing milk/derivatives, gluten and other offending foods to feel any better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzarro View Post
    I'm battling bloat since 2013, it took fixing low T, hypothyroidism, removing milk/derivatives, gluten and other offending foods to feel any better.
    The story of my life right there!

    I thought I cracked the code, back in 2012, with a low carb, grainless diet. However, being carb depleted long term, I think started the hormonal spiral into Celexa ... How limited is your diet nowadays?

    Fixing lot T is helping, but AI's causing GI issues isn't helping. Especially as GI issues are a trigger to
    panic attacks for me


    Anyway, could liquid AI's be an answer here?

    Wouldn't that bypass the gut, in a similar way to liquid B12 etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gymffiti View Post
    The story of my life right there!

    I thought I cracked the code, back in 2012, with a low carb, grainless diet. However, being carb depleted long term, I think started the hormonal spiral into Celexa ... How limited is your diet nowadays?

    Fixing lot T is helping, but AI's causing GI issues isn't helping. Especially as GI issues are a trigger to
    panic attacks for me


    Anyway, could liquid AI's be an answer here?

    Wouldn't that bypass the gut, in a similar way to liquid B12 etc?
    Nope it won't, unless you pin it (don't).

    My diet is gluten and casein free, can't eat legumes I pass them undigested literally, tree nuts also do irritate my GI as do fructose and some alcohol sugars (sorbitol, mannitol, etc).

    I don't feel limited at all as long as I can enjoy meat. Also I eat a lot of sweet potatoes.

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