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First Cycle: 500mg Test, Arimidex, Proviron. Some Questions on Health/Bloodwork

Hello all. I’m about to start my first cycle ever. I’m 31, been training for last 15 years. I’m really satisfied with my looks and overall I feel well except for some libido and ED I’m facing for a very long time, but after many testings doctors are almost certain think its a mental issue.
So, I’v been thinking to inject 250ml of test cypionate or enanthate every 4/5 days, and take half arimidex every other day.
I wouldn’t touch any oral for my first cycle, except for 50mg of proviron.
I would be 8-10 weeks on cycle.
I will check my T and estradiol levels tomorrow, my ast, alt, sugar levels are all in range I did them recently.
Do I need to check something else, and what do you think about this beginner cycle? I’m pretty lean, with low bf, 6’2 and 230lb, I eat clean, never junk etc.

Take 250mg, not mL, and your bottle will last a lot longer :wink:

Don’t start the AI right away, you may be one of the lucky ones that doesn’t need any (or much) while on cycle

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Getting lipids checked would be worthwhile. Many only check markers of which are indicative of hormonal status/hepatic function yet leave out renal function, electrolytes and lipids.

Granted the effect 500mg test/wk has on lipids is statistically minimal comparative to the majority of synthetic derivitaves. That being said, for some proviron can hit lipids pretty hard. It’d always be good to get a baseline as in “hey, so this is what X dose of test + X dose of proviron does to my cholesterol. This is how much X dose of masteron drops my HDL etc”.

You should always get lipids checked on cycle. I get the feeling many put it off/only check a few weeks post cycle as they don’t wish to see just how bad HDL/LDL ratios are on test, tren, mast and winny. Whilst lipid abnormalities may clear up quickly after ceasing use, cumulative dosing still induces profound atherogenesis over time… It’s smart to see just how bad things get during that acute period of treatment emergent dyslipidemia.

Haematological parameters should also be monitered as polycythemia can be rather dangerous if extensive (say a HCT of 59% etc, or even 52-54%+).

Finally, moniter BP on cycle… You DON’T want to be walking around with hypertension, esp if simultaneously using AAS. It’s called “the silent killer” for good reason.

Using adex on test will cause HDL to drop a fair bit comparative to test alone. Estrogen is influential in relation to glucose/lipid metabolism. Androgens that don’t aromatise generally have a net negative impact on cholesterol that surpasses that of testosterone. That being said, a few other factors also weigh in when dictating how badly X compound will alter lipids (relative potency, c17-AA/resistance to hepatic metabolism etc). Individualistic susceptibility exists, the dose dependent relationship between amount taken/effect on lipids will differ for everybody. Some can take anavar and maintain a decent cardio-metabolic pannel. Others (most) take as little as 15mg/day and HDL is cut in half (or more). Some have shitty lipid profiles to begin with (always good to get screened prior to cycling. Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, metabolic abnormalities/generalised dyslipidemia aren’t exactly uncommon entities within Western societies)

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Thank you guys. @unreal24278 thanks for a very detailed answer. I did my lipids quite recently and they were ok, also I have very low resting bpm (often around 50, drops even lower during night). My blood pressure is also often low. It scared me few months ago so I went to cardio specialist and everything was good then.
Ok then, I decided to go with cypionate solo then every 4 or 5 days, I will drop proviron for now. @swoops39 says I don’t need to start AI unless I feel something, but I’d rather not risk it and take half of a pill on injection days or once a week? Rather be safe than sorry.
Also, I can get both nolvadex and arimidex which one would you suggest?

Half a pill is actually quite a lot. I think the risk is higher taking it than not (crashing e2 and it’s impacts on lipids). Nolva is a serm, and blocks estrogen in breast tissue, it doesn’t lower e2. It is preferred for gyno IMO. If you need adex, then use it, but the time to use it is when you need it. Your dose is pretty low, so chances are you don’t need an ai, especially if you are lean.

Thank you mate.
Starting today then, I won’t use adex then and will have nolva just in case If I feel something in my nipples

i agree, skip the AI until you need it. can do more harm then good.

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Guys I’d like to hear one more opinion from you. I got my first shot of 250mg cypionate yesterday and friend advised me to take next one in 10 days, then 7 days after that one another one and then to continue every 4/5 days as this is my first cycle. What do you reckon?

Tapering up isn’t a terrible idea. I think that is a bit extreme though. I would be feeling low t after 10 days on a 250 mg shot. Maybe do 250 every 5 days, then move to 4, then twice a week.

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