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First Cycle Critique


#1

I feel confident I have done my fair amount of research but still have a few questions.
What I have currently laid out is :

Test E 500mg once per wk 1-10
HCG 250iu twice per week 3-10
14 days after last shot begin pct: clomid 50mg e.d. for 20 days, followed by 25mg for 10 days

HCG and an anti-e on cycle is something I have seen a lot of mixed comments about. I see people mention anti-e isnt always needed and can do more harm than good for you, especially highlighting effects on joints.
Any suggestions, experiences, or advice is appreciated.
Thanks


#2

Do some more research, filter your reading to look at posts and information from the last few years.

Virtually everybody recommends:

*taking a low dose AI (for example .25 or .5 Adex eod) on cycle BEFORE side effects develop
*taking HCG 250iu eod or 2/w on cycle to prevent atrophy and assist recover (esp if you are young and want to have kids someday). Suggested but optional in some opinions
*novla instead of clomid (if possible)