I am 39, started lifting at 29, currently 6’2 195 pounds. Have never tried AAS.
First time I ever did bloodwork I was 32 and a half, Total test was 586, free test was higher than normal range at 26.2, Estradiol was low, like 9 pg/nl, that was totally natty readings.
Years went by, I continued lifting, then in late 2016 it was discovered that i had a large tumor on the right side of my Thyroid, a biopsy couldn’t determine whether it was cancerous or not so they had to perform a lobectomy and cut the right side of my thyroid out. Tumor was benign. They took bloodwork before and after the surgery and again several months after the surgery and everything appeared to be normal.
Fast forward to 2018 and I felt like a different person, low energy, no sex drive, difficulty maintaining erections depression etc…
Went to the doctor, turns out I was hypothyroid, yeah, so the next time you hear some bro tell you “you can lose most of your thyroid but as long as there is a small piece of tissue left over it will make enough thyroid hormone” yea i’m proof that is bullshit.
Anyway, I asked for a testosterone test to go along with that and my level came back as 327 pg/nl which of course they tried to tell me was normal, I told them I was 586 only 6 years earlier, a near 45% drop in 6 years is not normal.
So they put me on Levothyroxine, and after being on the medication for 6 months my test levels are higher, 488 pg/nl, my free test is low, 6.6 pg/nl, estradiol low as well 11 pg/nl, so the levothyroxine raised my test levels a lot from where they were but not nearly high enough. My endo is VERY anti AAS, he started going off right away " TRT is dangerous, it is prescribed way to much in this country its a big problem blah blah"
The thing that gets me the most about my test levels is, I eat healthy, I don’t smoke, I never drink alcohol , never party or do drugs, I’m lean, eat organic and grass fed all the time.
Ive done tons of research on AAS, PCT, dosages side effects etc…
This is what I have ordered for my first cycle, the test dosage is not up for discussion, Ive already read the 500 other threads where it becomes an argument of “you are going to get SHUT DOWN whether you use 250mg a week or 500mg a week so just use the high amount and get more gains”
1 vial Dragon Pharma Testosterone Enanthate 250
1 satchet of Dragon Pharma Arimidex 100/1mg
5 1000iu Ampules of HCG Organon, Turkey
1 satchet of Dragon Pharma Nolvadex 100/20mg
I plan on running 250mg of Test e per week splitting it into 2 125mg injections mon/thurs for 8 weeks
I need some help on the proper Arimidex dosage, most dosage recommendations have stated from between .25 to .5 mgs EOD, some people say twice a week, but that is for the 500mg a week of test e, so how much should I run for 250mg? Half of .25 EOD?
I plan on injecting 250 iu of HCG twice a week, should i do it on the same days i pin test or alternating days?
Nolvadex I will run 2 weeks after my last test e pin, 40mg ED for first 2 weeks followed by 20mgs ED for the final 2 weeks, 4 weeks total.
Thanks for reading my book and I look forward to advice on the cycle.