What’s with people wanting to jump on extra drugs without an issue arising first? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Testosterone and estrogen is best maintained within ratio for optimal sense of health and wellbeing (although health can’t exactly be optimal on 500mg test anyway), when testosterone increases, conversion to estrogen increases and so does 5a reduction to DHT, this is what I assume to be the bodies way of maintaining balance, hence why guys with high T and low DHT tend to feel shitty, or high T and low E, high E and low T etc. To expect estrogen to be normal while testosterone is 3x the top of the ref range is absurd, unless you get Gyno (unlikely) you don’t need anything that interferes with aromatase.
Secondly, aromatase inhibitors are nasty drugs, the side effects of aromatase inhibitors themselves can be shitty, and the side effects of tanked estrogen (which is very easy to do, many people on AI’s tank their estrogen) are in the short term, joint pain, low libido, irritability, fatigue and long term can be more sinister like increased atherosclerotic plaque build up (estrogen is important for processing of cholesterol), low bone density, therefore increased risk of fractures and osteoporosis (although using AAS should drastically lower the risk of osteoporosis/low BMD lol), increased risk of generalised injury and more I’m just tired and don’t want to keep typing). When used with androgens, even if you don’t crash Ur estrogen, using an AI even at a low dose with anabolic steroids tends to drastically increase the negative effects on the lipid profile caused by androgens, this is in part from the aromatase inhibitor itself and part (what I believe) to be some sort of synergistic effect, a conspiracy to trash lipid profiles lol. I’m not recommending drugs but if you’re that scared… Get a serm, serms can have negative effects too, esp Clomid, but it sure as shit beats taking an AI anyday
I was against (with regards to myself) me taking an AI from day 1 as I knew they were nasty drugs, but I used to think others needed them and therefore I was fine with that, it wasn’t until physiolojik posted on AI’s that I rethought about it and realised about 99%+ of dudes using AI’s have no business using them and are simply causing harm to themselves.