Well, not really challenging, but there is something that has always bugged me regarding anti-e’s. Here goes:
As I understand it, Arimidex reduces and/or stops aromitization of test into est. Clomid and nolva, on the other hand, block estrogen at the receptor. Clomid can also stimulate a release of LH, which will cause a release of test, thereby bringing endo. test back up after a cycle.
So people recommend using adex during the cycle to reduce total estrogen, and clomid after to support recovery.
Here comes the question:
Why can’t you use clomid throughout? People always say something along the lines of ‘you’ll be trying to stimulate test production while you suppressing it, so it’ll be a waste.’ I just don’t understand this logic. I’m not saying it’s wrong, just that it dosn’t make sense to me. To me, if the clomid stimulates a release of LH, then those nuts are gonna make test, no matter how much is coming in exogenously.
By my logic, you’ll never get shut down in the first place. Then you just run the clomid until circulating adrogens come down to baseline, and you stop the clomid. Am I misunderstanding the mechanism of clomid?
Anyone’s help is much appreciated.