I've noticed with SD that some of the effects seem to last longer than the dosing does. As in, I get the crazy pumps for a few weeks after my last dose of SD. It's certainly a different feeling than being completely on, but it's not like being completely off either. I think there are a few people on here who remarked something similar.
I've also noticed that I felt I required PCT in two stages. As in, immediately after my SD run was over, and again a few weeks later. I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed this phenomenon. Yeah, it might be totally subjective, but it is a pretty damned strong feeling, and it's happened to me on all three cycles: like the T comes back, then goes away again. And it isn't like I enjoy PCT; Nolva/Clomid is definitely a worse feeling than low-T (but worth it when the boys come back).
Any thoughts here? Perhaps there are some long lived metabolites? It kind of feels that way. Or perhaps my PCT in the first place (which is a standard two week front loaded clomid or nolva PCT at 100/20 day after the first few days of double doses) is not strong enough? Perhaps maintaining a low dose of nolva for a longer time is more effective? This certainly would argue for longer cycles of "on" time, as, why bother with two weeks of juice and a month or two of whining that my girlfriend doesn't hold me enough.
The last time I noticed this was off of a 2-week minicycle (12+ gains kept; w00t). I did the standard 2-week PCT. Two weeks after that, I felt supressed again, and in fact, got kind of ill, so I went back on to kill the bug (it worked!).
This is for scientific purposes; I will be putting off my next cycle of the stuff for a good many months if ever. I'm definitely as big as I ever want to be; maybe a little too big. Though I might want to puff up again after a long lean: and, no, I don't think SD is any good for cutting: I feel mighty mighty when I am on it and eating, but like warmed over ass when on SD and a diet, wheras many other things do not make me feel like ass while on a diet. But I am presently on cycle and will shortly be off again.
Also, I've heard of bros taking antibiotics as a matter of course while on PCT to deal with the immune system suppression. Anyone here do that? I'm seriously considering it for the end of this one, but I have to order the stuff now.
Thanks a lot for any advice.