arimidex during cycle?

Discussion in 'Steroid Forum' started by tphskab, Aug 13, 2010.

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    tphskab

    tphskab Junior Member

    One of my friends told me I should be running arimidex during my cycle to completely prevent gyno (he does this). Another friend told me he would only run it if I start to feel gyno developing, and only run it for a few weeks even then. The friend who runs arimidex during cycle has had gyno in the past, so this may influence his decision. the friend who does not use it during his cycles says he thinks using arimidex during the cycle can somewhat negate the potency of what I am on. Needless to say they have me somewhat confused, as this is only my second cycle ever.

    My current cycle (3 weeks in at this point)
    Week 1 thru 16 - sus 250 (500 mg per week)
    Week 1 thru 4 - dbol (10 mg 3x daily)

    pct will likely just be hcg (most common concensus among my friends with any aas experience)

    Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    solo47

    solo47 Active Member

    You probably don't need adex at this point. If you use too much (like 1 mg per day), it will block too much estrogen and lower your total muscular gains. However, I doubt that 0.5 mg EOD will block anything worth noting. Still, I agree that you should probably skip it until you feel itchy or burning nipples, or if you put on too much water weight, or even if you feel your libido lag (despite being on all that testosterone). I always run it at 0.5 mg EOD just to keep me lean looking, but it's probably not necessary. So there's no clear "right" answer here.

    HCG is good to get your testicles working on their own right after you finish your injection cycle, but it does nothing to get your entire endocrine system (HPTA) back online. For that you need time and most of us always run clomid, nolvadex, or both to get the hypothalamus (H) & the pituitary (P) brain parts of the HPTA working. Once you quit HCG, you will be just as badly off as before. You need to allow your natural endocrine system to get back into gear: First HCG for about 18 days, then Clomid and/or nolva for about four weeks. THEN time.

    Solo
     
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    ChaseQ

    ChaseQ Active Member

    Right on the money as usual Solo! x2 for me!:D
     
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    tphskab

    tphskab Junior Member

    thanks so much!
     
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    tphskab

    tphskab Junior Member

    So I think I have decided to run some during my cycle. I feel slight sensitivity in my nipples...not sure if it is paranoia or gyno, but either way I am going to order something for it. how does letro compare to anastrozole? I checked on prices earlier and the letro is substantially cheaper per mg
     
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    Need2Grow

    Need2Grow Member

    letrozole stops a great deal more of the conversion to estrogen, but if you do not need it (if you are not dis-positioned to getting gyno), I would stick to anastrazole which allows some aromatization. Estrogen plays a big part in the immune system and also helps prevent joint pain. Don't cut it out if you don't need to, adex is sufficient if you have never had gyno before. Use letro if you begin to have heightened symptoms of gyno that the adex is not reversing.
     
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    Need2Grow

    Need2Grow Member

    Also, if you have never had gyno before, .25mg to .5mg ED should be sufficient (1/4 to 1/2 of a tablet) to prevent the symptoms, starting with the lower dose.
     
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    tphskab

    tphskab Junior Member

    thanks so much, this is only my second cycle ever, so I don't know if I am necessarily prone to it or not.
     
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    Need2Grow

    Need2Grow Member

    What was your first cycle gear? If it was the same, I would say you are not prone to gyno. The amounts you are taking are moderate, so the risk is minimal. Just have it on hand in case.....
     
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    tphskab

    tphskab Junior Member

    my first cycle was just sustanon at 250mg per week.
     
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    charm

    charm Junior Member

    my first cycle ever and i am taking 500 test a week and 500 of eq a week (divided in 2 doses). should i be taking armidex and if so how much/often?
    i am on week 6 now and so far no side effects. maybe some bloating but no sensitive nipples or anything. any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
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    mac111

    mac111 Active Member

    what age are you?
     
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    charm

    charm Junior Member

    36 tomorrow, about 180 lbs. 5 10. I've gotten cut and muscular without a cycle a few times in my life, but lived in the gym. Have a lot of friends who do cycles and decided to try one since my gains have been slower recently. Probably because of age and less time at work. Kind of got out of shape a bit in a relationship. Not in bad shape. Just not in great shape. Doing 10 week cycle to kick start working out on a regular again. Don't plan on doing another ever. The friend who got me started told me today he forgot to tell me I should have started arimidex 6 wks ago when i started the cycle. So far no issues though other than maybe a little water retention. I had thought it was due to just not doing as much cardio as normal.
     
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    charm

    charm Junior Member

    [​IMG]

    that is me 3 years ago with nothing but protein and gym time
     
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    Dr JIM

    Dr JIM Well-Known Member

    Taking adex will increase your tT:E-2 ratio which is desirable when cycling. So providing you can tolerate the adverse effects from lowered E-2 (broken bones, clogged arteries, impotence, depression, immune suppression causing "frequent" infections and or malignancies etc) yea you should. However, all of these complications can be avoided by "lifting REALLY light", so I'm told, lol.
    :)
    Jim
     
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    leoclaw79

    leoclaw79 Member

    lifting really light? lmao
     
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    Sworder

    Sworder Member

    A lot of guys don't need to use any AIs at all, some do. If you get complications from elevated estrogen start it @ 0.5mg EOD otherwise don't use it..

    "Don't plan on doing another[cycle] ever" :D
     
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    Dr JIM

    Dr JIM Well-Known Member

    Ah, but why complicate things just "lift really light" Sworder and you can take AI's until your heart's content!
    :)
     
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    charm

    charm Junior Member

    Wow I really need to get some of that than Jim. I'm already lifting 300 lbs and won't go any heavier due a snow boarding accident a coulple years ago. My girl complains I want it too much even before I started the cycle and she's got the sex drive of the average guy. I'm a VP for a company and train movie stuntmen and law enforcements agents in martial arts as a side hobbie (all seriously true).. and my Dr. told me I have the healthiest heart he's ever heard. So, a little depression, libido killer, and clogged arteries might do some good lol.
     
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    charm

    charm Junior Member

    Oh and years of martial arts, construction work during college, and playing football for school I've never broken a bone (knock on wood).. so a little weakened bones won't hurt. However, I have cut off fingers, dislocated things, and have had tendonitis in about every joint in the body, so as long as it doesn't cause those complications I'm all good :) On a serious note, probably just get some on hand in case of gyno or water retention issues. In the middle of week 6, with 3 1/2 weeks left and no problems so far (knock on wood).
     

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