Hi everyone. I have to admit I´m a little concerned. I´m not a fan of anabolic steroids though I don´t critize or satanize them. After a hard 14 years or natural training and at age 35 I started my first cycle on Durateston 350 to live and document the experience (yes I´m a sport coach).
Im actually at week 6 of my cycle and am experiencing a substantial reduction of libido and dificulty to keep my erection (I have always had a really powerful libido I could have sex up to six or seven times so you see the nature of my concern). My diet is solid and my training regimen too I use a mix of powerlifting and bodybuilding before steroids I had a pretty decent strength for a natural lifter.
This week I was suppones to get another 350 mg of the substance for my second weekly injection but I didn´t. I´m thinking of shortening the cicle starting to low the dose for the next to weeks and wait the 3 weeks to start PCT.
I´m also planning on getting blodd work done and going to see an endocrynologist.
A person I trust adviced me to start taking Tamoxifen (10 mg in the morning, 10 mg in the evening) and Proviron (25 mg in the morning, 25 mg in the evening) wich I have for the last 4 days with little to no improvement.
Also started to notice a little of testicular atrophy.
Another thing worth pointing out is that my testosterone levels were on the low bottom (free testosterone 355 ml) on the initial blood tests before entering the cycle.
I´ve been following this page for a long time and really need some direction. I did it mostly out of curiosity and to document everything but I´m not willing to pay the prize with my incredible and healthy sex life with my beautiful wife.
I´d really appreciate all your insights and hope everything goes back to normal.
Years training: 14
Free test levels on preliminarry blood work: 355 mg (low end range 300-500)
Cancerous agents in testicles and prostate; NONE
Body weigth: 75 kg
Here are the cycle details:
Substance: Durateston 350
Week 1 350 ml
week 2 350
week 3 700 (350 tuesday/350 thursday)
week 4 700 (350 tuesday/350 thursday)
week 5 700 (350 tuesday/350 thursday) (starded experiecing little problems with erection)
week 6 suppossed to be 700 but only took the shot of 350 on monday and suspended the other shot ( I know I can´t just quit this stuff cold turkey)
in this week started taking tamoxifen and proviron (20 and 50 respectivley)
week 7 suppossed to be 700 but only plan to do one shot of 350
week 8 350 (this will be the last shot on the cahnges I plan)
week 9 planned to do another 350
week 10 planned to do another 350
PCT after 3 weeks of cycle
week 1 hgc and tamoxifen please suggesto on the dossage
week 2 hgc and tamoxifen please suggesto on the dossage
week 3 hcg and tamoxifen please suggesto on the dossage
all the shots were done in the glutes except for the last 3 wich were made on the tighs.
Am I doing what you consider the correct thing by shortening the cycle?
Is there any empirical evidence of case similar to mine?
Was it to much testosterone for my first cycle?
Am I hypersensitive to the substance?
What is your best advice for PCT?
Is there any estimate on recovery times to go back, if it is possible to go back to normal great powerful erections that last long?
Thank you in advance. I´m keeping calm since I know being worried not only doesn´t help but it actually tends to worsen any condition.
All the data that I´m getting is really valuable for young generations but it´s really not worth it more than my health.