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Does Arimidex Make Weight Loss Easier?


#1

I'm considering a low dose of adex like 0.25mg eod or e3d to see if this makes me feel better. I'm having problems with ED, lack of libido and tiredness, lack of energy.
This is the absolute core reason why I wan't to try this medicine. I don't care for more muscles even if it wouldn't hurt obviously.

I'm 26 yrs old.
I'm gonna get labwork done next week for estradiol, they will test T too and some other stuff I think.
I won't decide anything before I get the numbers. But I can pop this question for now:

My testosterone is problaby ok, I'm kind of big and strong but I have high body fat % + gynecomastia, pretty big moobs.

186 cm, 92 kg.
6ร‚ยด1, 203 pounds.

Since I have alot of fat on my body, I should lose atleast 10 pounds or maybe even 20.
I'm thinking about starting Arimidex when I start dieting, at the same day more or less.

I'm hoping that adex will help me lose more fat in the chest area than I would w/o it but most important I hope that the better T / estradiol ratio in my body from adex will make me more energetic, that I won't have as much cravings and that I will psychologically just have an easier time losing the body fat and weight.

Anyone that have had experience with adex helping weight loss mentally and physically?

I don't want to go thru a tough weight loss period if it's much easier on adex when I'm considering using it anyways :slightly_smiling:


#2

This can be effective for some if they have an adverse E:T ratio.

There are many things that you need to consider, including prolactin.


This is standard advice maintained here:

There is a huge amount of knowledge in the stickies. Please study these. Start with the advice for new guys sticky.


There is a lot to read there, so read carefully. There are suggestions for things that are root causes of low testosterone [T]. Low T is a symptom, not a root cause itself. But low T itself is a root cause of many of the symptoms one experiences. Note that other things cause the same spectrum of symptoms, so do not have T tunnel vision. Many docs are guilty of that and they only treat the symptom [low T] and do not attempt to find the real problem. If you go to a clinic that specializes in low T, you will get T tunnel vision for sure.

Post info about yourself as suggested in the above sticky. We need labs, almost all of your labs, not just hormones. We also need the lab ranges.

We see a very high number of thyroid issues in the population of guys that show up here. So there is a strong focus on that. Most people are iodine deficient to some degree. Your history of iodine intake from iodized salt and vitamins that list iodine is important. If you become iodine deficient, the RDA [recommended daily allowance] is inadequate for recovery of iodine stores. Please see the thyroid basics sticky for more information.


You do not want to suffer from subclinical hypothyroidism or get Rx thyroid meds to treat iodine deficiency.

If you are injecting T or contemplating that, read the protocol for injections sticky.

There are stickies for finding a TRT doc, estradiol [E2] and lab work.

Do not place your history or treatment details in the stickies! That belongs in your thread. Keep all of your posts in your thread so we can have a clear picture of your situation and needs.


#3

Thank you!!!