Hello all - this will be very unconventional and a true experiment.
First off, I was unlucky enough to develop Post Finasteride Syndrome after a month on it. A year later it’s unresolved. I am slightly better than I was, but in my previous life I was a 200lb lean bodybuilder (nothing to really brag about ofc) and, well, quite insatiable sexually! I have now dropped to 170lbs and declining fast, no libido and near zero sexual function (no morning wood, randoms etc. No sex without viagra.)
It has been pondered, and there have been a number of recoveries randomly reported, after a cycle of steroids, and prevailing wisdom (as in, the most sufferers have to go on) was that Test Prop cycles MAY have improved a few, although exact cycles and dosages are scarce.
What I could really do with help in trying is a few short Test Prop cycles, maybe 6 weeks tops, then PCT and 10 weeks off, then repeat.
The thinking behind this is that steroid levels in blood do not represent accurately neurosteroid levels in PFS sufferers, who may well be in Estrogen dominance they can’t get out of. Over time and cycles, the stimulation of DHT through increased Test (created by 5AR ofc) will push Estrogen dominance lower and lower, 5AR will increase DHT. Again this is a thought, not really a cast-iron assertion; nobody has a cure for PFS at all but recoveries (some seemingly VERY random) do happen, and of late several have been reported from running just a cycle of steroids. Annoyingly light on details though some of them are!
Based on a VERY lengthy, evolving topic (HERE if anyone fancies reading) I want to try an experiment based on several smaller Test Prop cycles, to try and either eventually upregulate my own 5AR or challenge the HPTA axis enough times that it re-adjusts. Again, not sure which method will help, as nobody really understands PFS.
Questions I have at this point (probably more to follow) are:
If I ran a cycle of low-dose prop, say 20mg EOD for 6 weeks, would I need HCG? How low dose/short a cycle could I go without needing it?
AI throughout will be Arimidex. Apparently other AIs are not great in PFS, though Letro has been used.
I’d prefer Clomid for PCT (there are stories that has recovered some alone) - could someone help me construct a PCT?
Thanks all. I appreciate this will be INCREDIBLY alien to most objectives here. I’ve taken prohormones in that former life before, but this is truly an experimental cycle. I do still lift and eat paleo/carb backloading but the goal here isn’t really build muscle, it’s more shift PFS some.
It would mean a HUGE amount to me to receive any help, and if we get anywhere would help a lot of men suffering a very great deal.
Thank you all so much in advance for any time and patience you can spare on this.