Well, Maybe. At the very least, bad news equals hope, for the moment.
We got Hubby's blood work results yesterday. His testosterone levels are extremely low (normal for his age is 600; his is 190) and his estradiol levels are borderline high. Tomorrow is our second SA, the baseline, and after that he'll be starting Tamoxifen (for the testosterone) and Arimidex (for the estradiol).
The interesting thing is that regardless of whether or not balancing the hormon levels helps our MFI issues, low testosterone can lead to depression and extreme fatigue...two issues that DH deals with in spades. Even if it doesn't help the swimmers, it would be AWESOME if it helped with either the depression or fatigue. And, perhaps we'll even get a win-win out of the deal
I'm feeling a bit more hopeful today, even though I know that the Clomid/Tamoxifen route is rather hit-and-miss on it's effectiveness. At least it's a ray of hope to hang on to in the shorter term! And, it feels good!
Question: Dr. B had already discussed the Tamoxifen, but this was the first we'd heard of the Arimidex. Do any of my lovely readers have experience with Arimidex?
Update: Thanks for all the good luck wishes yesterday. My presentation ROCKED! It was awesome...probably the best I've ever given. So, the lesson is that practicing the presentation ten times to a bored, and eventually sleeping, audience of Gracie and Audrey is the key! :-)
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