I started my first run last week and have just had my second dose of 250 mg test cyp. I will mostly be clean bulking. The day before I began, I got my E2 checked. I just got my results from Quest and my E2 was at 18 pg/mL, with Quest’s range from undetectable (<15 pg/mL IIRC) to 40 pg/mL. (Labcorp’s range is similar.) My E2 is possibly suppressed due to years of daily tramadol usage, though the research I’ve seen into decreased estrogen levels in habitual synthetic opioid users focuses on the levels in women rather than men… Fortunately, tramadol has not been shown to lower test levels, unlike true opiates and most semisynthetics.
I did my homework and have everything I need on hand for a 12 week cycle followed by PCT, including hCG, aromasin, nolva, clomid, OTC Nizoral, dandelion root and milk thistle. I think the only thing I lack is propecia and accutane, the former of which I probably won’t need based on family history, and the latter which kinda scares me. I also take all the usual supplements.
I thought before I got my E2 result that 8 mg EOD of aromasin would be probably be a decent starter dose before I get E2 checked again at 6 weeks. I know 12.5 mg is a standard starter dose, but based on how many people crash their estrogen taking the standard starter dose of arimidex, I’m a little leery of dosing too high. I get that most people would rather have their estrogen too low than too high, but my E2 is already on the low end.
Keeping in mind I will definitely be having mid- and post-cycle bloodwork, what sort of EOD dose of aromasin would you start me on?
My logic is that, because my E2 is currently on the low side, I have a higher margin of error for dosing low than for dosing high. I could dose low and end up with 50 pg/mL at week 6 and be able to correct within a week or two without growing too much of the wrong kind of chest or putting on too much belly fat. On top of that, I was a fat kid, and briefly a fat adult (220 lbs or so–150ish for the last decade), yet I never had much fat on my chest, my nipples have never been at all puffy, etc., leading me to think I’m not terribly gyno-vulnerable.
What do you think about starting on 8 mg aromasin EOD? My first dose will be Wednesday (Day 6 after the first test injection).