I’m relatively new to any kind of performance enhancement drugs. I’ve started a 12 week cycle of testosterone enanthate 250mg every 3.5 days with an AI (Arimidex 0.5mg every other day; at first I was recommended 0.25 but then upped me to 0.5mg) and hCG to keep my natural testosterone production, sperm count and libido.
As of today, this is my 7th test injection and I’ve been noticing something I haven’t noticed throughout my 6 years of bodybuilding - extensive bicep tendon pain. I’m getting an MRI done next week to see if there’s any tare (hopefully not, hopefully it’s just tendonitis - inflammation).
My question for you guys is this: can testosterone injections lead to tendonitis? Or perhaps it is the AI that suppressed estrogen that leads to this issue? Has anyone else experienced this? Should I not take any AI? Maybe this is my body’s way of showing that I don’t need to suppress estrogen since, from what I read, estrogen is responsible for keeping tendons healthy. I can’t do any bicep curls without mild pain. Any advice would be appreciated.
P.s. I’m a 21 y/o male, doing this test cycle as an experiment to see if it helps with metabolism boost and fat loss.