So here's the condensed version:
I'm on week 3 of PCT, a blood test from yesterday shows Test/LH/FSH levels are all good, and estro levels are within range. Is it safe to skip the AI during PCT and just run a serm/test booster?
An here's all the background info that's needed:
So I finished my first test cycle a few weeks ago. It looked like this:
Week 1-12 Test E, 600mg/wk
Weeks 1-4, 11-13.5 SD, 20mg/day
Weeks 2-13, HCG, 250iu, 2x/week
Weeks 2-5(?), Extremestane, 12.5mg EoD
Weeks 5(?)- 13. Extrememstane 5mg M//F
This is where the problems were, the AI completely killed my estro, a blood test around week 5 couldnt register it, and my libido was gone. I adjusted it to the lower dose and it helped out a lot. Got blood drawn a few weeks after that, and while still low, my estro was at least on the charts and i was feeling a lot better. I kept the AI about the same until after I finished with the test, at which point it killed my estro/libido once again to the point where tadalafil couldn't even save it. I dropped the AI on wk 13, and havent touched it since.
Triptorelin- 100mcg on day 1
125mg (3 days)/ 100(4days)/75/50/25
20mg for 1.5 weeks (just to use up the little that was in my stash)
DAA/testofen- weeks 1-6
Extremstane- low dose from week 3-6
I had blood drawn yesterday, and got my results back this morning (first day of week 3 of PCT). The following are some of the highlights from the test:
Testosterone, Serum- 846 (348-1197)
LH- 5.3 (1.-8.6)
FSH- 5.3 (1.5-12.4
Estradiol- 30.8 (7.6-42.6)
(These test results are actually better than my pre-cycle numbers run a few weeks before I started)
Based on this info, does it seem necessary to start an AI? I hadn't started yet since I was waiting for the test results (plus I wanted to make sure the torem was legit, I had a bunk batch from a different RC site I used last time).
If I ned to run an AI, could I start with a super low dose (2mg extremestane- MWF or something similar). I really dont want to crush my libido, so I'm hoping theres some way around it, but I also dont want to develop gyno from any estro rebound. Had I not taken the blood test I would have started the extemestane today, but because of the issues I had before I was hoping to find a way around this.