@deanis55 Thanks for the reply, I think we are having a good dialog now.
OP said this, I interpreted this as his goal being simultaneous fat loss and muscle gain.
Based on my personal experience with TRT, as well as plotting things out on steroidplotter. 6 weeks after starting TRT (total was 250ng/dL 6 years ago), my total and free T were still not as high as they were after 12 weeks. If you plot his cycle on steroidplotter, it shows close to peak saturation in week 5, with the concentration still rising into week 7. I realize everyone is different, but I didn’t start noticing real changes in body composition, mental attitude, etc. in the first 6 weeks. Same goes for the few small cycles I have ran in those 6 years, week 6 was when things really began to take shape. If his goal is body recomp like I surmised, then I don’t think 7 weeks will do a lot towards that goal.
Because in my experience, hormone fluctuations are the cause of some of the side effects you get such as acne. In my opinion, the goal should be as steady a level of testosterone as possible, balancing for things like pinning frequency. If he’s upping the dose every 2 weeks on his first cycle, it’s going to be harder to pin down that E2 IMO. Starting low would be a good idea, we agree there.
Precisely, so it won’t help with high E2 issues like blood pressure, water retention, emotional swings, etc. Not an insult to OP, as we were all ignorant at one time, but “tamox prevents conversion to estrogen” displays a lack of knowledge on his part.
I think we can agree that fucking with your hormones is not something to be done lightly. I think maybe you and I just have a different school of thought here. To me, it seems like you feel like I could have been more helpful to OP by asking more questions and providing more in-depth answers. Is that correct? I don’t disagree that I could have taken that path.