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BeninIndy

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Hey all! First post here, looking for some help / recommendations.


I've been on test for just over 12 months now. I was right at 300 last year this time, went to a local clinic and got on at 200mg 2x weekly. 2 months into that I was testing around 3k on trough with lots of issues and got on with another doctor who leveled me out pretty well.
Since then I ran for 8 months:
20mg/deca 2x weekly
50mg/test e 2x weekly
.25/.5 anastrazole alternating with injections

My blood then was stable at
1200 total t on low day
360 Free T
29 estradiol
25 shbg
erections were like I was 15 most of the time, intermittent issues (also use cialis sometimes)

I dropped deca 2 months back and my trough day test dropped to 600, cut down my anast to .25 and was waking up solid pretty much every day.

I just started an anavar stack:
10mg 2x daily
50mg test e - 2x weekly
.5 anast with test

I've done that about 5 days now, concerned about possible erection problems. I'm getting way different info depending on where I read about estradiol and looking for some advice / experiences.

Should I drop my anastrozole dosage? From what I'm reading anavar won't aromatize and will likely reduce the amount of aromatization I get from the test.

Any info is helpful.

Thanks
 

Fella Finn

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You would know better than anyone how estrogen prone you may or may not be but in my experiences, with 500 mg of testosterone, most people need an aromatase inhibitor. Anavar may have slight aid in lowering estrogen but nothing in any way that would bottom you out or cause problems
 

BeninIndy

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Thanks for replying. I’m only taking 50mg test 2x a week. I’ve been finding that with less ai I get way way more spontaneous erections. I also think when I change my level or swap out what I’mtaking I have an adjustment period that’s kinda iffy
 

DylanGemelli

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you are doing trial and error, which is what we all have to do when it comes to these things because we all act different and so you have to dial in what works best for YOU, not anyone else...

in no way, shape or form is anavar a substitute for an aromatase inhibitor, and while it is extremely dry, the amount of estrogen it will help to drop will not be so significant to have this effect on you generally... there are always exceptions out there which can really only be determined with a trial and error method, the way in which you are going about it right now
 

JasonPriest

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sometimes with steroids you get your good and bad days. try and keep your estrogen good

the key with this cycle is the quality of the products

domestic supply has quality.
 

BeninIndy

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So you want help with erection frequency?
Yes. Sometimes I get daily spontaneous erections but not as much lately. I’ve had one time I was meeting a lady and it just didn’t work, but that is definitely not the norm but kinda made me start worrying about it a bit
 

BeninIndy

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you are doing trial and error, which is what we all have to do when it comes to these things because we all act different and so you have to dial in what works best for YOU, not anyone else...

in no way, shape or form is anavar a substitute for an aromatase inhibitor, and while it is extremely dry, the amount of estrogen it will help to drop will not be so significant to have this effect on you generally... there are always exceptions out there which can really only be determined with a trial and error method, the way in which you are going about it right now
This is good info. I’ve noticed when my estradiol is too low I don’t perform as well. Knowing that anavar does some suppression now will help me tune that in. I was thinking the opposite and took my larger ai dose and it had the opposite effect. I was just worried about gyno issues but it seems like on var that’s fairly rare.
Since var runs down free t from what I’ve heard, would upping my test dose slightly be potentially helpful? I’m fairly satisfied with my pump and gain levels and for my weight (162) my strength is where I want I I’d just like to add a few more lbs of mass.
Currently I’ve been working the Wendler w supplementals as well and these are my 1rm lifts
Dead 365
Squat 345
Military 155
Bench 250
 

DylanGemelli

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This is good info. I’ve noticed when my estradiol is too low I don’t perform as well. Knowing that anavar does some suppression now will help me tune that in. I was thinking the opposite and took my larger ai dose and it had the opposite effect. I was just worried about gyno issues but it seems like on var that’s fairly rare.
Since var runs down free t from what I’ve heard, would upping my test dose slightly be potentially helpful? I’m fairly satisfied with my pump and gain levels and for my weight (162) my strength is where I want I I’d just like to add a few more lbs of mass.
Currently I’ve been working the Wendler w supplementals as well and these are my 1rm lifts
Dead 365
Squat 345
Military 155
Bench 250
the only way to accurately know is by bloodwork... generally, its quite minimal the amount of help it provides with estrogen but like i said, some people that just are not very estrogen prone can notice it helping more but you have to dial that in... noone here can tell you on that... people can act as though they know but they are bull shitting you because we are all different
 

BeninIndy

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the only way to accurately know is by bloodwork... generally, its quite minimal the amount of help it provides with estrogen but like i said, some people that just are not very estrogen prone can notice it helping more but you have to dial that in... noone here can tell you on that... people can act as though they know but they are bull shitting you because we are all different
I are there recommended independent testing labs people use? My hrt doc gives me labs and my pcp will also but he’s pretty leery or providing them based on what I’m doing but will it’s just always a hard sell and I’d like to just be able to pay and go without a hassle
 

DylanGemelli

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I are there recommended independent testing labs people use? My hrt doc gives me labs and my pcp will also but he’s pretty leery or providing them based on what I’m doing but will it’s just always a hard sell and I’d like to just be able to pay and go without a hassle
 

BeninIndy

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the only way to accurately know is by bloodwork... generally, its quite minimal the amount of help it provides with estrogen but like i said, some people that just are not very estrogen prone can notice it helping more but you have to dial that in... noone here can tell you on that... people can act as though they know but they are bull shitting you because we are all different
An update. Definitely the anavar is somehow killing my erections. Took a little over a day off woke up like I was 15 again. Took my anavar dose after and had issues making it work with my friend. Working on getting the labs done to see what’s up
 

DylanGemelli

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An update. Definitely the anavar is somehow killing my erections. Took a little over a day off woke up like I was 15 again. Took my anavar dose after and had issues making it work with my friend. Working on getting the labs done to see what’s up
like i said several times, you just do whats best for you... the bloodwork will lead you on the proper path... some people have very different reactions and only you can determine that based on your body response
 

Tazz

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Dylan gave you amazing advice here, many would charge for the advice he gave here.
 

MasonicBodybuilder

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If you are taking an AI then your TRT dose is too high. In your case, since you are only on 100mg per week, I am guessing you are just riding with lower estrogen. I would drop the AI all together.
 
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