long-time lurker, first post.
First of all: great forum.
The stickies, especially the SERM and AI Sticky, did clear up some misconceptions I had.
I'm a bit between a rock and a hard place: I've got a photo shoot coming up in about 8 weeks and got some Oxandrolone to assist in my prep.
- been lifting for the better part of a decade
- 210 lbs @ 5'7
- in good shape, bf-wise (abs visible, 'cuts' in my quads, but I still have a ways to go)
- first cycle
Here's how I'd imagine I'd run the Oxa:
- 30 mg ed (it's about assistance in a hypocaloric diet, mainly) for 5 weeks
- milk thistle
- hypocaloric diet (duh!)
- Tamoxifen for PCT
Now, my problem:
I'm not sure if the Oxa is legit.
Since I've heard stories about how dbols are sometimes sold as Oxas, I'm not keen on getting gyno. Problem is, though: try as I might, I couldn't get some decent AI like ADex.
1. are there any pointers - before the potential onset of gyno - early in the cycle where I might tell I've popped dbols instead of Oxas?
would something like ATD work as an AI?
would on-cycle ATD compete with Oxa?
would the outdated practice of using Tamoxifen on-cycle be a viable option in this scenario or does Tamoxifen also compete with Oxa?
Again: I've read the stickies, but couldn't answer the aforementioned questions myself.
Appreciate any input you might have.