First off to anyone who reviews my forum post and assists in any way shape or form i want to say thank you for taking the time to read and help me out.
I have researched extensively into the whole usage of steroids for multiple years and understand the various risks. I have trained naturally for over 6 years now and decided to further advance in bodybuilding with the use of AAS.
The reasoning behind my post is that i have been running a basic test E cycle at 500mg per week. (Split into two injections Tues/Friday) along side usage of an AI (Arimadex at 0.25EOD).
Knowing the time taken for this drug to enter my system i held out a few weeks and gave it a chance to begin working.
After hitting week 6, i had seen minor strength gains and weight gain but i believe this to be a placebo effect partly to do with an increased intake of calories.
After no changes in libido and no other sides i went and got blood tests taken to verify what i was using as i believed at this point it was either fake or under dosed.
No bloods were taken prior to the steroid cycle as i was at first not willing to mention the use to my doctor due to personal issues (I have now also sourced a private blood test for future measures and understand a baseline should of been determined and will take better care on future cycles)
Bloods were taken after week 7 and show as follows:
I am now deeply concerned as its clear what i have been injecting is under dosed.
If anyone could shed some light as to what the correct protocol would now be i would much appreciate this, I have been very cautious throughout this whole process and have everything to hand required to complete a full PCT.
My main concerns are:
Should i run a PCT if so when is best to start.
Should i re source new steroids and begin a new cycle.
I have taken a great amount of time to ensure i could run a cycle to the best of my ability in regards to training, diet, correct protocols. This has really caught me off guard as this was supplied by a trusted friend of many years.
If anyone could chime in i would really appreciate it thanks again, at the end of the day guys i fully understand the risks i am taking using AAS i just wish to be as safe as possibly during the whole process.