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Opinions on Taking Extra Testosterone?

I’d like some opinions on this scenario.
I have access to 200mg test cyp per week for trt. If I had an extra 8 ml’s of 200mg cypionate, which would be the better option for a blast?

  1. 300mg per week for 12 weeks


  1. 400mg per week for 8 weeks

I’d move this to “Pharma”, you’ll get more answers there.


Pharma is the correct location for this. But, if you’re going to Blast then Blast. Save up a little more and actually do it. What are your goals? There is not much difference between normal TRT and 300. 400 would seem more like a minimum, and I don’t really get going with less than 500.


So, you’re saying go with the 400mg per week for 8 weeks?

This was a typical PED dose in my day, especially by those in the heavier weight classes. The lightweight guys might take 200mg. Keep in mind, we were also taking a couple of orals and maybe, probably, another injectable like Deca Durabolin or Winstrol.

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There’s no option of saving up, unless I cut my TRT dose in half, for long enough to save up enough to run 500mg. But that would seem pointless.

The hypothetical that I posed, is an extra 8 ml of 200mg per ml.

What if anything would you do with what is available?

I would wait until I had enough to run at least 400 for 12 weeks. 500 would be better. Depending on your goals, 8 weeks might be okay.


There’s no chance that I can get an extra 4 ml vials, to have enough for 400mg/week for 12 weeks. The extra 8 I have, was due to a pharmacy error.

I don’t really have any goals, other than adding some extra muscle. Like I said, I just happened upon the extra, and was wondering what to do, if anything.

Last time I did 500mg the 8 week point is where I really started noticing gains. @hardartery has more experience than me with it though. You can only do what you can do but if you wanted it you could find it.

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Why not just order more so that you can run a full cycle blast that it sounds like you’d like to run. No need to limit yourself.

So, in your opinion, would a 50% increase per week, going from @200mg to 300mg per week, for 12 weeks show any results?

Just order more?

I have no idea what that would entail. I’ve been on prescription TRT for 6 1/2 years. I’ve never taken any other ped’s from a source other than prescription.

300mg just isn’t enough to do much especially since you are used to 200mg. You likely to wouldn’t notice much of a difference.

You can easily find that out quickly. There’s whole forums dedicated to sources and reviewing those sources. No one here knew how to do it until they learned.

With an hour of research you could more than likely find a decent online source.

I get what you’re trying to do, but no need to “barely” make it work or only run 8 weeks instead of 12. I’m not making any suggestions on a blast dosage or length of said blast. I’m just saying, barely squeezing out a short time doesn’t sound like the right decision.

Just a thought, and option.

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A couple of orals? At the same time?

Were you into oly lifting (guessing based on avatar)

Yes, Dianabol, Maxibolin, Winstrol, Anavar, Anadrol 50,


You have the internet which means you have access to everything under the sun. And it’s all delivered to your door, no pharmacy error needed.

Do you know anyone who acquired jaundice from concurrent use of multiple orals like this?

Not weightlifters, but our doses were not as high as bodybuilders or powerlifters. Often, the lifts were limited by skill, speed, flexibility, positions, timing, etc. as much as by strength. If you were a crappy lifter, it didn’t really matter how strong you were, as it only got you so far.

I did know a few powerlifters and bodybuilders with jaundice, LFTs off the charts. Fairly rare.
That’s when they knew it was time for a break. Resolved when steroids discontinued.

Just to second this. I am on week 8 of 325 mg of test. I really haven’t felt much over TRT. I am now on my second week of Anavar, and strength is starting to feel a bit up (did doubles yesterday on squat at 435, and bench at 325 which were quite easy). I am up about 5 lbs total. I think 500 would pack more punch. I also think wilst being on TRT, that I will run longer next time (maybe 14-16 weeks).

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