How can you tell the difference between high estrogen and low estrogen symptoms?

HRT ForumCategory: TRT - Estrogen ControlHow can you tell the difference between high estrogen and low estrogen symptoms?
Anthony asked 4 months ago

Just as the title states, what are the general differences. Sometimes I feel awful. 

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James Staff answered 4 months ago

Hey Anthony, 
Here are common symptoms to watch for: 
Low Estradiol Symptoms: 

  • Fatigue along the lines of sleepiness
  • hypersomnia (sleeping too much and too often)
  • strong erections but limited sensitivity
  • loss of erections
  • osteoporosis and osteopenia
  • joint pain, clicking or popping joints
  • eye fatigue (eyes seem more tired despite adequate sleep, dark circles)
  • loss of libido (interest in sex)
  • difficulty retaining water (constant urination)
  • anxiety, depression, irritability

High Estradiol Symptoms: 

  • Soft erections, inability to maintain an erection
  • water retention (less frequent urination), leading to excessive sweating, blood pressure spikes or high blood pressure (from the water retention)
  • insomnia
  • hot flushing (flushing around the ears or on the face)
  • night sweats (from estradiol lowering, causing loss of water retention)
  • bloating; brain fog (like your head’s in a bubble)
  • testicles seem smaller than usual

You can read more in an article I wrote here: https://dosagemayvary.com/high-estrogen-vs-low-estrogen-symptoms-for-men/