I’m planning to start my first cycle around late spring/early summer. I’ve been researching and have mostly settled on what I should use. My main point of contention is with HCG, as I’ve seen a lot of conflicting information. My planned cycle is as follows:
Week 1-12: Test E 500mg/week (250mg bi-weekly)
Week 1-14: Arimidex 0.5mg/EOD (as needed)
Week 15: Nolvadex 40mg/daily, Clomid 100mg/daily
Week 16: Nolvadex 20mg/daily, Clomid 100mg/daily
Week 17-18: Nolvadex 20mg/daily, Clomid 50mg/daily
*Note: I’m planning to use both nolvadex and clomid since I’m currently on a low dose of sertraline, and SSRIs can reduce the effectiveness of nolvadex by inhibiting the CYPD26 enzyme. Sertaline has a moderate effect on this enzyme. There’s some information on this here: https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/antidepressants-and-tamoxifen If anyone has opinions on this I’m happy to hear them.
Now with the HCG I’m not confident whether it’d be best to include as:
Week 1-12: HCG 500ui/week (250ui bi-weekly)
Week 12-14: HCG 500ui/week (250 bi-weekly)
or if I should just exclude it from my cycle all together. If anyone with more experience can share some info on this or has any general feedback on my cycle I’m planning that’d be awesome. Thanks a lot.