Right after I got on HRT, I stacked an additional 300mg/wk of Test Prop on top of my prescribed dose. I had issues with hair loss. I gained about 10lbs which I promptly lost when I backed down to my prescribed dose. That’s the extent of my AAS experience.
A short but interesting history. I’ve noticed some hair thinning which I believe I can attribute to test, but it involves higher doses and a number of cycles. It appears that you’re extremely susceptible / predisposed to hair loss. Tren probably wouldn’t be advisable if hair loss is this much of an issue. A 5AR-inhibitor should work well at preventing hair loss from test, though it could have other side effects (libido) if your DHT drops too low.
I’m kind of curious about your weight loss post-cycle, too. It’s no picnic trying to hang onto gains - and some post-cycles are tougher than others - but unless that weight was almost all water / muscle glycogen, it’s difficult to literally lose all gains… promptly, particularly if you have decent levels of test in your system, as you presumably did from the HRT. Have previous blood tests done while on HRT shown that your test levels are in the high-normal range?
Anyway, deca is certainly an AAS that many people add to their bulking cycles. I’ve never done so though, so there are others that can add their experience and knowledge to my basic knowledge. While deca seems unlikely to harm your hairline, and may help your joints, it comes with its own set of sides. I believe the “What is Deca Dick?” thread is still on the first page of the steroid forum, for example. Running deca requires the careful use of ancillaries… an AI for estro control (not that deca itself yields that much estrogen as compared to test), and a dopamine-agonist to maintain lower prolactin levels. Not sure how much deca you’d want to run if only using 100 mg test, as its progestin activity can be particularly suppressive.[/quote]
My blood work shows that 100mg/wk gets my levels to around a 1000 Total Test peak and a 700 trough. My doctor wants me to back down my dose to 90mg/wk to get me to an 800 peak and a 500 trough.
As far as Deca goes, I’m not sure because it seems pretty side effect heavy, but I’ll definitely consider it since it would be easy on the hairline. I’m also considering EQ since it would be appropriate for running long term which is something I’m interested in doing (since I never have to do PCT because of my HRT dose).