I’ve been running 300mg of cypionate with adex at .25mg EOD for 3 weeks now. I’m on my 4th week. The first 3 weeks were amazing. The libido kick was substantial considering I got my bloodwork back before running this and my test was at 317. I have felt like a million bucks ( you guys already know all this.)
That said, starting a few days ago I don’t feel so clear mentally anymore and my libido has crashed a bit. Also, my nips have been a bit sensitive. I don’t know if this is because I often inject in my chest, I shave my chest, or what… or maybe I’m just paranoid… but I am totally confused as to if my estrogen is perhaps too high?
but how could it be at only 300mg after just 4 injections and running .25mg eod of adex? Or is it too low? But is that possible either considering that I’ve had the adex in the mix since day 1? Did I start the adex too early? I’m very sensitive to steroids, I always have been. I’m guessing it would be best to just get more bloodwork done.
I’ve already blown up substantially off of just 300mg in 3 weeks, gained 8 pounds and have gotten leaner. Any advice you can give is very much appreciated.
Try to apply some objectivity to your situation. You are obviously sensitive to the effects of the test, so why not the effects of the estrogen too?
“is the adex too low?” Well lets see now… you have the beginnings of gyno, plus libido rose then tanked, so the answer to that might just be a YES. Don’t you think?
C’mon dude, you’ve been on this site for a while now, yet you come up with this post that shows almost zero insight. I mean jesus, you have all the signs of high estrogen - which you yourself recognise - yet you can’t even reason out that you should just increase your adex.
I’ll offer you a bone though; if you got your adex from C1, it may well be crap. Sorry to say but their adex has been useless for some time. I tried to warn their manufacturer but I don’t think he listened. So this might be a contributory factor in your dilemma.
See that’s the thing, I’ve read and read … and is it not true that libido dropping can be indicative of not only high estrogen, but also very low estrogen? This was my concern. A lot of posters also claim that such a low dose is highly unlikely to cause aromatization. Thus, I don’t want to overdose the arimidex and push my estrogen even lower if this is the problem. Also, I know a lot of guys get sensitive nips regardless, just because of hormone fluctuations.
Yes, I’ve been on the site for a while, and I appreciate everyone’s insights, which is why I come here to read and educate myself, and sometimes ask a question. This is also a problem that is inherent in the “USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION” mentality… even the steroid newbie thread is suggesting 250mg E3D with just .25mg of adex EOD.
BBB, if libido crash can be caused by either testosterone being too high or too low, and I have sensitive nipples that could either be caused by just hormonal fluctuations OR the beginning stages of gyno, how can I be sure? This is my first testosterone cycle. I respect the fact that you have dedicated so much time to learning this stuff, but how is my asking a question with so many variables to consider akin to asking a something you consider to be stupid? I try to be as objective as possible, but I would rather ask a question to clarify and look like an ass than risk causing damage to my body. Thanks everybody. [/quote]
THAT is exactly the problem… you have clearly shown that no matter how long someone posts here, reads up or ‘revises’ up on AAS and their implementation - if they have zero experience in cycling the drugs personally, even the most BASIC of problems will become very confusing.
You are clearly suffering from a high estrogen level, yet you can’t see that as you continue to second guess yourself… To me, someone that has dealt with this issue many times over (every cycle plus any who have sought advice) it is obvious what is going on - PLUS i know that EVEN if it wasn’t clear what the issue was, i would take some sensible form of action and go from there - much like any medical professional would when confronted by a number of contradicting symptoms (which incidentally you do not have).
To those people here who insist on giving advice thread after thread with very little personal advice, take heed - reading only gives you so much foresight.