I’ve done a few cycles in the past and am now on DIY TRT of 40 mg subQ test enanthate E3D, so around 95 mg/wk. I didn’t think I would need an AI at this dose, but began experiencing my own particularly awful blend of E2-related sides after just two shots. I’ve dealt with them before on supraphysio test cycles, but was surprised to experience it on such a modest dose.
For the last 6 weeks, I’ve been taking 0.5 mg anastrozole EOD and things have been great, but I don’t want to be dependent on an AI for the rest of my life. My bodyfat is 11-13%, so I’ve done what I can to naturally minimize aromatization–at least going on the study that found obese rats on exogenous test aromatize at roughly twice the rate of leaner counterparts.
I’d like to take fewer drugs and get off anastrozole, but could use some anecdotal inspiration before I make the leap.
Has anyone with debilitating sides related (directly or indirectly) to elevated E2 been able to endure it long enough for the body to readjust other hormones/neurotransmitters to reach something resembling homeostasis? I have a strong support system to help me psychologically, and with the current global situation, this is good timing for me to take 4-6 weeks to try this. I’d first spend a week or two at 0.25 mg EOD (a dose which proved insufficient before) before going off. I seem to be practically immune to gyno, so permanent damage is unlikely.