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Choosing Ancillaries for my Next Cycle


This is my second cycle, I have previously ran a Test Enanthate only cycle

This is what I have in mind:

Weeks 1-4: Dianabol 30mg ED
Weeks 1-12: Testosterone Enanthate 500mg/week; Equipoise 400mg/week

Weeks 1-12: Finasteride 2.5mg ED; Arimidex 0.5mg E3D

The Fina is there for hair care, since I have thin hair and hair loss runs in the family, and the Adex is there to prevent gyno, considering I got a gyno scare (itchy and even painful nipples) near the end of my last cycle.
But I'm afraid the Fina will actually make me more prone to gyno and the Adex will cut too much gains, so I don't know if the dosage and protocols are correct.

One thing I'm also worried about, is the Adex possibly cutting too much water and gains (I have never ran Adex so I don't know what to expect.) I don't really want to cut water weight.
In fact, I actually like it. It makes me feel bigger and makes my joints feel great. My only purpose with the Adex is preventing excess aromatization, but I'm afraid it will do too much so
Would running a SERM like Nolva be more suited for that?
I actually like water bloat and extra weight.
Just not the gyno that comes along with excess aromatization.


adex is pretty strong i would only use it when needed. Have a read of this also



That's a very interesting read, although the posts are conflicting.

Using finasteride to combat this type of DHT elevation is a very intelligent and simple method of hair loss minimization. You will not "counter" the androgens used to gain muscle nor will there be any negative "biochemical stuff" occurring as a result of finasteride administration. There are even studies that suggest that finasteride use in the 5mg per day range will increase your endogenous testosterone levels. '

But wouldn't I need to keep estrogen in check if I run Fina, since estrogen levels will be much more leevated as a result of the 5ar blockage?


Ok, I have decided to use Adex 0.5mg EOD (I will definitely need it. I experienced gyno symptoms in my test only cycle) and keep the Fina at hand, and only use it if noticeable hair loss occurs