I’ve never taken any form of anabolic steroids, yet I have a case of gynecomastia at the age of 25. I’m not exactly sure the cause as (I have never been overweight), and it is not horrible (yet), but ever since I’ve taken up lifting again its been absolutely destroying my confidence.
I visited the doctor when I first noticed it, and he gave me some “we’ll just do some bloodwork while we sit back and watch it” bullshit. The bloodwork revealed total testosterone levels of 554, which he said was in the normal range, but I was confused why my estrogen levels weren’t even taken.
I was not satisfied with the “help” the doctor gave me. I know if the gyno is around too long, surgery will be the only solution, so I desperately researched treatment options. I found that ideally for gynecomastia reduction, an individual should take a SERM such as tamoxifen. SERM’s are not available without a prescription however, so I settled for an aromatase inhibitor, as I understood this to be the next best option and they are available over the counter. That being said, I have been taking 75mg of Arimistane for the last 3 weeks via “Alpha-AF” by Steel Supplements.
The Arimistane definitely stopped the growth of the gyno, and I’d like to think even made it smaller. I’m not 100% satisfied however, and managed to meet someone at my gym that can sell me tamoxifen. He recommended I take 20mg/day of it for two weeks.
I really want to purchase and take the tamoxifen, but I’m worried my estrogen levels will drop too low from taking the tamoxifen immediately after the aromatase inhibitor. I scheduled an appointment with my doctor for next week, but I’m not thrilled about his competence/desire to help my situation based on our first meeting. That brought me here, as I don’t have friends to turn to with knowledge of these topics. Any input is greatly appreciated, thank you all.