you can be mad at me if you want, but I told you the truth. You should have started this thread BEFORE you started your cycle. This is the biggest problem, and it's why you got the harsh reply from me. If you had a general awareness of AI's, and you weren't sure whether or not you needed to run one, you should have asked. You were reckless. I ran an AI my first cycle, so let's not pretend it's impossible to know what you need to do before your first one. I read about steroids for a looooong time, and even became a consistent poster in this section, before I ran them. I wanted to make sure I could explain the mechanisms and nuances of use to other people before I was willing to use them myself. I obviously took more care than most people do, but it's well worth it.
I'm going to respond to one more thing that you don't understand. Everybody is different, but only slightly. EVERYBODY will have excessive estrogen levels from the cycle you're running if they don't run an AI as well. Everybody. So many people, like you, seem to think that an AI is only necessary if you show outward symptoms. There are plenty of symptoms that don't reveal themselves outwardly, but severely affect your HTPA. I think I mentioned already that high estrogen over a long period of time can affect your prostate in a devastating way. And you'd never 'see it' until it was too late.
I'll also add that if you wait until you see gyno to start running an AI, you're pretty much too late in most cases. You'll never get rid of all of it without surgery. You may only notice this if you get to very low bodyfat levels, but trust me, it's there.
Finally: your statement about taking 'full advantage of the test' is nonsense. Using an AI does not negatively affect a steroid cycle in any way. I don't know why you would think this. If anything, it will raise your testosterone, not lower it, because you'll have less aromatization. Test goes up, E goes down. I don't know why that wasn't readily apparent to you, but there it is.
You did mention that you were advised to have an AI on hand. Do you have one? Nolvadex and Clomid are not AI's.