Long term use of Arimidex... good or bad?
- 08-25-2008, 11:51 AM
- 08-25-2008, 11:56 AM
They all have sides......... do your research.
Heres a bit for ya.
Alot of studies will be for females...........duh......... . but just search I am sure you can find plenty of info out there in the internets.........lol
- 08-25-2008, 12:21 PM
I came across the same stuff basically, lol. Lot's of literature for females. Also, a lot of it seemed like "common side effects" for when you start using the medicine. I'm more interested in long term use: years, decades... in males... I couldn't really find much. And I won't be stopping HRT/TRT anytime soon, need to get over the estrogen issue.
08-25-2008, 12:52 PM
08-27-2008, 12:07 PM
08-27-2008, 12:09 PM
08-27-2008, 12:11 PM
Def will haVE lipid issues.
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08-27-2008, 01:33 PM
What about liver and/or cancer?
Also, I read something like high doses can cause estrogen receptors to become highly sensitive, so if you stop Arimidex cold turkey... well use your imagination on what's going to happen...
08-27-2008, 03:04 PM
Arimidex long term
Most of the guys guage their E2 levels based on night and morning wood. E2 has to be well balanced in order for you to get any. Too high OR too low and you got a floppy at best.
Many of the guys just take DIM when they need to lower their levels. If levels get too low, then they have to basically stop the DIM and wait.
You might consider looking into the group...Hypogonadism2 in the yahoo groups.
(PS I've been on androgel for 14 months now and don't take an e2 inhibitor. My last tests put e2 at 38.6 so I started taking DIM twice a day.)
08-27-2008, 03:51 PM
I have bad bloating and puffy nips on TRT and I've only gotten morning wood once in the last 4 years, and that was after I loaded up on ZMA for the first time.. but that didn't happen again.
I've been trying to get both my endos to check E2 but they said theres no point and for just to lower the Androgel dose.
I'm going to look into DIM...
08-27-2008, 03:52 PM
Is there some way you can get an E2 test done on your own without going through a doctor? I'm willing to pay out of pocket because I'm sure insurance won't cover that...
08-27-2008, 04:15 PM
http://www.privatemdlabs.com has both a normal and sensitive test at $49, and $79 and a full hormone panel at $299.
Check the yahoo group, there are several guys there that also order their tests on line or through Quest directly.
08-27-2008, 04:17 PM
08-27-2008, 04:23 PM
08-27-2008, 04:33 PM
Well, one of my endos at least was smart enough to find the pituitary adenoma (tumor), but it's not secretory so no prolactin issues, and so it may not be the cause of my low T after all... I also have a varicocele on the left size but all docs: 1) urologist, 2) endo #1, 3) endo #2, 4) primary care doctor, say that varicoceles do not affect testosterone.
I do think that my balls are just fine however. My sperm count was low-normal. I've taken matters into my own hands at least as far as hCG goes, and taking a low dose (250iu) every 3 days as recommended in Dr. Crisler's articles. They haven't shrunken since I started TRT 5 months ago.
08-27-2008, 04:48 PM
The doc I have put me on a high dose of Androgel (15g/day) but I only use 5g and stockpile the rest at the moment. It may come in handy some day if I need it. In the meantime I have a 6 month supply allready built up. I can always cycle it in when I get back to the gym next month, but I will have to watch my HCT levels. For now the doc sees that my Total T is good based on what I have been given and I don't want to mess with that. I can always get hCT and an anti-E on the side
08-27-2008, 05:04 PM
Check a lab online called www.lef.org I just saw that come up on the other group...
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