Bit about me, 5’11, 31 years old, post cycle I’m about 95kgs and 17% BF. I’ve been lifting for about 7 years, long story short I got diagnosed with low testosterone about 9 months ago and started TRT with test ethenate at 250mg per fortnight. I know ya’ll will say I should have waited to get my TRT fully dialled before getting on cycle but after 6 years of working hard and getting almost nowhere due to the low T, I was all out of patience and wanted to see some results fast. Since I’m already injecting and don’t need PCT I figured fuck it let’s do it. I was about 15% BF at 85kgs when I started, not super lean but I’m pretty happy there and don’t have a lot of desire to be any leaner. I’ve got kids and I like beer and pizza.
I went for 500mg of test per week, arimidex right off the bat because I am gyno prone. I should also note, I feel incredible on my TRT protocol, like a horny spartan warrior. From the first week of my 500mg cycle to the last, I felt fucked. I was red like a lobster 24/7, my dick stopped working, a flight of stairs felt like climbing Mt fucking Everest, I was pissed off at everything, I couldn’t think properly and I was tired as fuck. No matter what I did with my AI, it didn’t help. I either had the above symptoms or took more and had the above plus bad anxiety and crazy jealous dreams at night. I stopped my cycle at 8 weeks because it was fucking with my ability to do my job being in senior management.
I got bloods done mid cycle, my test was double what it is usually is on TRT and my E was proportionate to that on a small dose of AI. I never tested it when I was on high dose of AI because I was away for work. The only good thing here is that I put on about 10kgs, bit of fat there but some very noticeable muscle gains that I have managed to keep. Shame it turned me into an angry dickless tomato.
So people, I’m back to my TRT dose and I feel good again, like night and day. What do you think happened? Too much test? Bad reaction to AI? I’m not trying to be a bodybuilder or anything but since I’m going to be injecting this shit for life anyway, I figure I might as well run a couple blasts every year. I’m gonna cruise for about 8 weeks, try get back down below 15% BF then have another go at blasting. What should I run for attempt number 2? Less test/longer cycle? Less test and second compound? Or should I try a different AI?
Edit: Hey guys just going to add some more detail here since it seems i have missed a few;
I am Australian so sorry if i used some fucked up words that you guys aren’t familiar with. Anyway, TRT prescription is 250mg per two weeks BUT I pin EOD for steady levels, works a treat. Even like this, my E is still high but so is my test. In SI units, free test is around 1000 and E is 120, this is high normal, even slightly above range. These are troughs i.e. right before next injection. In my blast, my levels were almost exactly double this. This is when i took bloods taking no AI for two weeks after my near death experience of seemingly taking too much. From this we can conclude that whether it was small dose AI, higher dose AI, or no AI at all with bloods to confirm E was not tanked, I felt like an absolute bag of dicks. Not once did I even feel ‘ok’, let alone transform into a super sayan alpha milf hunter which was obviously my expectation.
Consensus seems to be cruise for a while get my mojo back, enjoy a functioning dick again and then try for low dose blast with maybe some Nolva for titty prevention i.e. 300mg test E?