First post. Been lurking on here a while, trying to gain as much info as I possibly can before starting on my first cycle.
So I’m 46, Been lifting for 5 years. Predominantly powerlifting and oly lifting (which I’m very new to but loving). I Have a powerlifter build ie I’m a bit podgy, around 25%bf and would like to get this down a bit if possible. My main goal is to get stronger (I’m kinda maxed out now naturally).
I dabbled with gear in my early 20s (big mistake) but I didnt really know what I was doing. The only advice available was from blokes at the gym, no internet let alone forums lol!
Anyway, I have gyno already. Possibly as a result poorly mismanaged PCT back in my early 20s, or due to other reasons. This is something that bothers me and I am planning on getting this surgically corrected at some point.
My first cycle concern is I don’t really want the gyno to get worse. I’ve sent off some baseline bloods to test for test / shbg/ oestradiol etc… awaiting results. I am thinking test e/c for 12 weeks to coincide with my next strength cycle. Dosage I’m planning is 200mg/week building up to 400mg/week - don’t wanna go crazy, I’d prefer to ease myself in if that makes sense.
I’m also planning on keeping handy Arimidex for use during the cycle if needed, (I will be doing bloods again at week 4,8,12 and after PCT - does that sound like a good plan?) I also plan to use clomid/ tamoxifen for PCT.
So the questions I have-
- if I already have gyno, what precautions would you all recommend?
- what would be the best times during a 12 week cycle to test bloods?
- what other meds would you all advise to keep handy?? Last thing I want is a gyno issue or not be able to get my natural test levels up and be stuck.
Sorry for the long post. I’d be grateful for everyone’s advice.