How long does it take Arimidex to kick in?

Discussion in 'Men's Health Forum' started by The_Skeptic, Apr 21, 2006.

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    The_Skeptic Junior Member

    Is it supposed to work immediately or does it take a few weeks to take effect.

    Also, when it does take effect, does it start working immediately after taking it or does it take a few hours, days?
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    pcgizzmo Junior Member

    Some say almost immediatly. I know for sure within the first 24 hours. Phil(pmgamer18) takes it and says he can notice within an hour our two.
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    pmgamer18 Member

    It will start to work fast but only lowers 70% on the first pill. I tried to get my E2 down from 90 taking .5 mgs every otherday in 4 weeks did a test and nothing. So we upped it to .5 everyday and in 2 week my levels started to come down. First thing that happened was my ED got 80% better and I could have sex with out using a pump or taking a pill. And I had not had an orgasm for over 10 yrs this came back.

    Effect on Estradiol: Mean serum concentrations of estradiol were
    evaluated in multiple daily dosing trials with 0.5, 1, 3, 5, and 10
    of arimidex in postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer.
    Clinically significant suppression of serum estradiol was seen with
    all doses. Doses of 1 mg and higher resulted in suppression of mean
    serum concentrations of estradiol to the lower limit of detection
    >The recommended daily dose, ARIMIDEX 1 mg, reduced estradiol by
    approximately 70%
    >within 24 hours and by approximately 80% after 14 days of daily
    dosing. Suppression of
    >serum estradiol was maintained for up to 6 days after cessation of
    daily dosing with ARIMIDEX 1 mg.
  4. #4

    The_Skeptic Junior Member

    Thanks, Phil.
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    pmgamer18 Member

    Tell me what your trying to do did you test high for E2 if so what was the test. I can walk you though taking arimidex so you don't go to low to fast and it is free.:D
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    The_Skeptic Junior Member

    My problem right now is that I am unable to afford a blood test because it runs like $400. That will change in a few months once my business picks up.

    But having been on TRT for 11 years, I know I am very prone to E2; the impotency, BPH, red chest and face, irritability, bloatness, etc.

    So I bought some Arimidex and I have been going slowly with it, taking no more than .5 ml every other day at best. But I'm thinking that I need to increase the dosage.

    And yes, I know a blood test will make things much easier for me, but that is going to have to wait.
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    hackskii Member

    Oh man what a good thread.

    I take it you got the liquid adex Skeptic?
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    pmgamer18 Member

    Are you getting morning wood if not then up the med to everyday. When wood starts and your libido goes up your E2 is comming down. Now for the hard part not to go to low. It is simple keep an eye on morning wood if it stops see if you can get it up if not your to low. So stop the Arimidex until the wood comes back then go back on it but cut back on how much your taking like half.
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    gregxy Junior Member


    It should take only a couple of hours to take effect, but due to it's 1/2 life of 2-3 days it will take a week for the level of arimidex in you system to stabilize. Other choices are: letrozole which is even stronger. ATD (androstane triene dione) which is sold as Rebound XT is also a real AI, however if you take it at the recommend does 3 cap/day it will kill your libido and may make you joints sore as well. ATD will mess up your labs since it cross reacts with the chemicals they use to test for T.
  10. #10

    The_Skeptic Junior Member

    I'm taking British Dragon tablets.
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    1cc Junior Member

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    pmgamer18 Member

    Is this arimidex.
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    The_Skeptic Junior Member

    Yes, British Dragon is a generic company that specializes in steroids and anti-aromization tablets.

    They sell to overseas mail-order companies, which in turn sell the products to bodybuilders without a prescription.

    BD products have developed a solid reputation in the bodybuilding world, as I've learned reading through various body-building threads and websites.

    I've also been using BD Test Cypionate even though I can get a prescription for that because it costs me $60 for a 10ML 200ml bottle as opposed to $100 if I buy it in Walgreens (remember, I have no insurance).

    And it's just as effective. Here is their website, but you can't order directly from them. For some reason, they don't have the Arimidex listed, but they do make it.

    Anyway, Phil, I woke up today with morning wood for the first time in a while. I think the Arimidex finally kicked in because I started taking it every day instead of every few days.

    In fact, I took .5 ml Friday morning and I took .5 ml late Friday/early Saturday before I went to sleep last night, and I think that did the trick, because within one hour, I was laying in bed with a raging hard-on.

    I had to masturbate in order for it to go down and even then, I still woke up with morning wood. It's amazing how things can change in a matter of days because when my E2 is too high and I struggle to maintain an erection, it feels as if I'm never going to be better. As if I am permanently fucked.

    So now that I've reached that level of morning wood, how should I begin approaching the Arimidex dosage?

    Should I continue taking .5 ml every day or should I cut back to every other day?

    And do you think it's better to take it at night before bed as opposed to the morning, as I had been taking it?

    What would be the symptoms of having your E2 go too low? I know there are very similiar to having E2 going to high, but are there any differences that would help me determine if I am too low as opposed to too high?
  14. #14
    Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    Please guys - let's keep discussion of black market acquisition of pharmaceuticals out of the "men's health" forum.
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    pmgamer18 Member

    You have no idea how many times I get someone telling me I am full of it that Arimidex does not work this fast. For the sake of the forum lets call it Arimidex. E2 goes up the highest at night so take it after dinner. I am so happy for you now you feel there is light at the end of the tunnel. A lot guys I told this to took to much and went down to fast and missed the wood. So I say stay on what your doing. If the wood stops one morning then try to get it up if you can't stop taking the Arimidex. The wood will come back in a few days. When your wood stops it means your going to low. So keep an eye on it.
    The first thing that happens to me when I go to low is my wood stops then I start to feel out of it and get brain fog.
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    pmgamer18 Member

    So how are things this morning good I hope.
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    The_Skeptic Junior Member

    I woke up with morning wood, but not as strong as the day before. In fact, I stood up, took a leak, then went back to bed, and when I woke up the second time, there was no morning wood.

    It sounds as if the symptoms of low E2 are exactly the same as having high E2. Is there any difference at all in the way you feel that can help me decide if I am too low or too high?
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    pmgamer18 Member

    All I can say is when it stops and you can't get it up your to low. But when you stop the med it comes back in 2 to 3 days. As you get good at telling you can stop or cut back sooner and don't end up waiting 2 to 3 days. Try cutting back to every otherday. See how it goes.

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