Wife's 1st Anavar Cycle - 9lb Gain in 9 days

Discussion in 'Women and Steroids - Open to Everyone' started by PlateauCity, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. PlateauCity

    PlateauCity Junior Member

    My wife decided to try her first Anavar cutting/recomp cycle, which began on 9/19. Before allowing her to take it, I performed a labmax and posted the results here:

    Gym Labs Anavar Labmax Results

    As stated, her goal is to cut/recomp. She's on a 300-400 calorie deficit; high protein, low carb. Her beginning stats were 5'9" at 136 lbs. Today she weighed in at 145lbs and struggled to fit into her jeans. Gaining a pound per day on Anavar? Really?

    I just spoke to her and she said that her stomach is protruding past her waistline, far more than it ever has. She's pretty upset about this and is unsure if she wants to continue the cycle. Gaining this much weight was not expected. Could this be all water weight/bloat? Can it or will it be lost when she stops taking it? Assuming it is bloat, can she take an OTC diuretic to eliminate the excess water right now? It's psychologically messing with her and she can't help but to step on the scale on a daily basis.
     
  2. Eman

    Eman Member

    What is her dose? It's primarily water.
     
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  3. PlateauCity

    PlateauCity Junior Member

    Guess that would help.

    Days 1-6 @ 5 mg ED
    Day 7-8 7.5mg
    10mg ED starting yesterday
     
  4. Crystal234

    Crystal234 Member

    I experienced a lot of water weight throughout my cycle (total mind fuck) but dropped it within the first couple weeks post cycle. In my opinion, the temporary extra bloat was worth the lean muscle gains I made.
     
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  5. PlateauCity

    PlateauCity Junior Member

    How much is a lot? A pound per day seems excessive.

    She wants to try taking an OTC diuretic while on cycle. Is this advisable?

    Its worth mentioning that we're going on vacation at the beginning of December, and she wants to be bikini-ready...AND we're both hoping that it delays her period; because as of right now, she's supposed to get it on day one of our vacation. That would just suck.
     
  6. PlateauCity

    PlateauCity Junior Member

  7. Crystal234

    Crystal234 Member

    A lot, as in it's possible to be up by a couple pounds the next morning. I did notice that my weight would fluctuate easily by 3-5lbs.

    Could it be possible that your wife is currently PMS'ing? I always experience water weight a week prior to getting my monthly visitor, so that combined with the bloat from Anavar would make sense.

    Some women lose their period on cycle and others don't. I was at 15mg. tops and never lost it.

    I'm not familiar with using diuretics on cycle. Hopefully somebody who is will chime in.
     
  8. Eman

    Eman Member

    That probably won't be a big deal since it's natural but I would strongly advise against anything in the pharmaceutical realm.

    What's her current water intake like?
     
  9. PlateauCity

    PlateauCity Junior Member

    No enough. I'm constantly telling her. She's lucky if she consumes 2 liters per day.
     
  10. Eman

    Eman Member

    She needs to drink more water. If she's going to be taking these compounds she needs to take it seriously, not trying to flame her but I think you would agree. Water is important and it's half her problem.
     
  11. PlateauCity

    PlateauCity Junior Member

    Yes, I agree 100%. I still think 9 pounds is a little excessive in such a short amount of time...neither of us expected it.
     
  12. Eman

    Eman Member

    Possibly, but I feel half of that is probably due to diet and water intake and the rest is probably just to be expected from running the var.
     
  13. legendary

    legendary Member

    Try to lower sodium and add water.
     
  14. Wendylifts

    Wendylifts Member

    What she said.


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  15. Eman

    Eman Member

    Unless salt intake is excessively high or intake is fluctuating a lot, I believe the association between salt and water retention is largely overblown. Some might even call it a myth.
     
  16. GearGodess

    GearGodess Member

    I would adjust her diet first and incorporate cardio.

    Women can easily fluctuate in weight in a matter of hours... diet, hydration and cardio can and will help with that.

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  17. PlateauCity

    PlateauCity Junior Member

    Thanks! I have her doing cardio (HIIT) 3 days a week and weight training 3 days a week. In what regard should I adjust her diet? Sodium? Carbs? Overall calorie intake?
     
  18. legendary

    legendary Member

    I would say not a myth at all. If I eat 1 meal high sodium I can hardly make a fist. This happens if I eat bar food all the time. Deff not a myth but can vary from person to person.
     
  19. Eman

    Eman Member

    Yeah... a high sodium meal. But a low sodium diet is going to be counterproductive is my point. Unless your salt intake is excessive or fluctuating a lot you shouldn't need to adjust it much.
     
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