I’ve been on a a blast cycle of Test cyp/prop 500mg for less than a week and my joints starting aching about 3 days in. So much so, I’m nearly ready to throw in the towel and say forget it. I always take a low dose AI, 4000-5000mg a day of quality fish oil, MSM 2000mg per day, and glucosamine. My diet is fairly well dialed in, and locating Deca would be tough for me at this point. Even after a rest day I feel like I was hit by a fleet of busses. I typically try to avoid ibuprofen when on a cycle, but honestly I dont see how I can train in my current state. Any suggestions would be more than welcome.
My joints always are a bit sore but not like now. I’m also and have been a few peptides CJC-1295 w/o DAC, ipamoreln, and Melanotan 2). It almost feels like dehydration, except I dont drink alcohol, and drink over a gallon of water a day with aminos.
AI wise I’ve been on a .25mg per week as part of TRT for well over a year and that pretty much keeps my levels in check. On cycle I have always doubled that dosage to .25 every 3 days.
Well nothing you are doing cycle wise would appear to be the cause - i have no idea about all those other drugs though, apart from melanotan i have never heard of them. not sure why anyone in their right mind would go near melanotan
Per my last blood panel I tested at 33 for Estradiol and 383 for total Testosterone. This was doing a TRT cruise at 32mg EOD. (150 MG per week).
Additionally, just after I posted this, I want to a Cryo center which I do from time to time to help with recovery. While there they talked me into a Vit C drip, Carnitine drip and honestly I felt 1000 times better afterwards. Im not saying it was the vitamins but perhaps the rehydration. They pumped me with 750ml of liquid.
I’m drinking well over a gallon of water day, but for some reason I was dehydrated. Is this a by product of cycling? I’m still scratching my head on this one.
I ended up dropping the peptides (Ipamorelin and CJC-1295) for now and joint pain has mostly dissipated. The majority of the domestic research and documentation doesn’t state anything about joint pain. However, if you dig a bit deeper and look at some of the research done in Europe and Australia this is very much an expected side effect, which is no different than GH. Some say the pain will eventually go away, but for me I literally feel like I aged 15 years and can hardly train. So for now I dropped it and will perhaps pick it back up again when my system clears after this cycle.