So a while back I discussed the merits of a longer low dose dbol run in conjunction with my normal TRT protocol. I started it 16 days ago and wanted to put some words on paper (figuratively) and share my experience thus far.
So the original plan was dbol for eight weeks, followed by three weeks off, followed by four weeks of tbol. Because I’m on TRT and have time on my hands I’m more willing to experiment and just sort of observe the outcomes. Here’s what’s happened so far:
Days 1-3 Dbol 10mgs, to assess tolerance; no issues
Days 4-9 Dbol 20mgs, no issues
Days 10-16 Dbol 40mgs, no issues
I’m noticing good strength increases across all lifts, but nothing crazy. I’m going back down to 20mgs for the next three weeks because I do not want to be on 40. I’m glad I did it for a week, just to see if my body tolerated it, but I don’t think I need that much.
Now here’s the interesting thing… I’m in a better mood when I’m in that four or five hour window after taking the dbol and it’s absolutely wonderful. So that’s an unexpected surprise. The problem is that the last three weeks have been absolutely miserable in every other aspect of my life. Work has gotten worse, which means everything else in life has suffered. These two things are unrelated, as the work bullshit was already ratcheting up for the last few months. But it’s been nice to be able to go to the gym and lift heavier than ever before after a long, miserable day at the office.
Full disclosure, I suffer from major depressive disorder. It’s been the one consistent thing in my life and I know how to handle it. But the recent flare up has resulted in this quasi-blast becoming an accidental recomp instead of a clean bulk. I’m 6lbs lighter than when I started. That…that was not my intention. But my appetite goes to zero when I go through these depressive events, and I don’t know if the dbol is helping with that. I’ve read guys say it kills their appetite, others say it makes them eat like a horse. So who knows?
But…I’m not unhappy with the results so far. Despite being lighter my arms and shoulders are more full, I’m stronger, and I’m looking forward to seeing what else I can do over the next seven weeks. Anyway, thanks for reading.