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First Cycle E Prone


#1

Well here it is…
Cycle: 500mg test cyp week 1-12
On cycle: 12.5mg Aromasin 2 - 14
PCT: Nolva 20mg 14 - 18
Pretty basic but I hope that all makes sense, Basically running the AI early as I’m gyno prone naturally.
What do you guys think?


#2

You should be ok. Any reason for the aromasin rather than arimidex? I know everyone is different. I myself definitely seem to aromatize test better than the next guy and I only need aromasin when I get up close to a gram a week of aromatizing compounds.

If you are looking at this for a first cycle and for whatever reason you just choose aromasin then I would just see how hard or easy it would be to get arimidex in case the aromasin doesn’t do it for you. Usually guys pick arimidex and I recommend them just knowing how hard it would be to get aromasin. In my experience aromasin does seem to be the more intense AI when compared to arimidex so y recommendation is really just being overly cautious.

Also keep in mind aromasin has a half life of 8-9 hours so if something does start to develop on cycle I would say your increase should be to dose every day. If 12.5 EOD doesn’t do it then on the other day add in 6.25 or so, wait a few days following that schedule and then increase accordingly.


#3

While I agree with some of this, the half life data of aromasin is misleading. Yes the drug has a shirt half life, but the effective life of the drug is closer to three days. If you read studies showing maximum estrogen suppression, the effects last about 72/96 hours as it is a suicidal inbitior and it takes about that long for the body to create more aromatase enzymes and to begin rebuilding the levels of circulating estrogens in the body.

I agree with you that at that level of test there is likely no need for an AI at all.


#4

I guess you may have changed my mind about the AI, I just read that in some cases it doesn’t affect the bloods as bad as arimidex does. I need an AI because I get sensitive nipples even though I’m natural! thanks for the info guys… going to do some more research on it