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Should You Take an AI the Whole Cycle?

I’m running 500mg eq and 500mg test weeks 1-12
I have arimidex 30 for an AI
I’m on week 4 of my cycle I have not used the AI at all so far. What are your guys thoughts should it be ran throughout intire cycle or only when symptoms pop up. I dont have any symptoms so far.
Iv heard mixed feeling on this some say have it on hand just incase some say run it just to be sure.

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Nobody can say with 100% certainty that elevated estrogen is good for men. I believe in preventative maintenance, but I also get some side effects with elevated estrogen, who knows what’s happening inside that I can’t feel. That being said over using an AI and crashing your estrogen is probbaly a lot worse( at least it feels like it). So basically what I’m saying is it’s up to you, about half the people here will say to take one the other half believe there is no need.

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I think I’ll just keep it on hand until its needed I dont see the benifit in taking more drugs and potentially more side effect if its unnecessary.

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On TRT I control my E2 with anastrozole. But when blasting I usually let my E2 climb. I feel it protects my joints from the increase in workload at the gym. But the day I stop my blast I start taking the AI 3 times a week to get my E2 back to my normal lvl when on TRT which is 22-26.

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