After a lot of hesitation I decided to pull the trigger and do my first shot today. Taking that decision was really hard and I am still very nervous lol.
Thanks to this forum and the people here I understand the risks/rewards and have enough knowledge to hopefully not screw up. I got blood work done to establish a baseline as recommended, will get more done while on cycle and during PCT. My stats:
Been training fairly regularly for the past 3 years
I have been convinced by the experts here to run a simple Test-E cycle for 10 weeks, and use Nolvadex for PCT. I have hCG on hand but not quite sure if I should use it on cycle. My biggest concerns are regarding preserving fertility so I am inclined to utilize it later in the cycle prior to PCT. I have AI on hand but I do not plan to use it which seems to be the emerging consensus around here.
So Without further ado here is the plan:
W 1-1 Test Enth 300mg
W 2-10 Test Enth 500mg (250mg 2x/w)
W 4-10 HCG 250iu 2x/w (undecided)
W 1-10 Nolva 20mg/d on need basis
Nolva (40/20/20/20) 2 weeks after the last pin. Also have Clomid on hand just in case.
I am starting with a fairly low dose of test in the first week to see how it goes and how my body reacts etc. I realize this is not exactly standard but I figured it can’t be too bad to be cautious and also rest the virgin injection sites.
If someone in real life was to ask me whether I recommend them to cycle I would almost certainly say no given all I learned unless it is done under doctor supervision and the drugs are obtained legally. That said, I understand that many people will make a similar decision of just going at it alone, so I felt the least I could do to give back to the community here is to share my experience so people can have it as a data point.
I saw a lot of “first cycle log” threads that get abandoned early on or without sharing the full experience. I am committed to keep updating the thread here until PCT is done.