Clomiphene/Clomid only has those negative effects for some guys. I suggest Nolvadex because it does the same thing and does not have those negative effects. Taking a SERM will increase E2 levels, not decrease. SERM's are not part of mainstream TRT!
The idea with Arimidex/anastrozole is to modulate E2 levels to the lower 20's and there are not any negative effects from that. The way that you make your points is alarmist. With lab work and other advice here in the stickies, problems do not occur.
So you don't have to think about the Arimidex workarounds that you suggest, simply try 1mg/week in divided doses and do lab work. Reduce to 1/4mg per week if you are an anastrozole over-responder. DO NOT read about Arimidex side effects from women taking 1mg per day who get E2=zero, simply misleading for you. Most guys here on TRT use anastrozole.
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