Acne during PCT
- 02-09-2004, 01:54 PM
Acne during PCT
Completed 3 week cycle => M1T - 5mg/day & 2-3 squirts of 4AD/day
PCT => Nolva 40/day for 2 weeks, 20/day for 1 week
I'm two weeks in (just switched to 20mg/day) and my back and shoulders are a mess.
Is this from the Nolva or the return of my natural testosterone, or both?
I did a search on Nolva and acne and couldn't find anything specific.
What can I expect for the balance of PCT and off/off time?
NOTE: No significant acne prior to PCT.
- 02-09-2004, 08:52 PM
did you stack w/ 4ad? (im not saying that's the prob.. im just wondering)
- 02-09-2004, 08:53 PM
Not very many people get acne from nolva. But I definately do, it is really weird I break out bad, and almost no one else I know does.
02-09-2004, 09:07 PM
In most cases the acne is caused by a change of hormone levels.. up and down..
02-09-2004, 09:14 PM
Ive never been one to really get much acne whatsoever while on or off cycle but I do get a couple single whiteheads every now and then and normally its while on PCT as well. and now that you mention it I only get it while on Nolva.
Nothing a day at the beach wont clear up.
02-09-2004, 09:23 PM
I've had acne post cycle before, although (no surprise) with clomid, but not with nolva. Not all that uncommon though, esp as Matt said above with rebounding hormone levels
02-09-2004, 09:43 PM
02-09-2004, 09:43 PM
Guess there is two of us now.Originally Posted by sifu
02-09-2004, 10:06 PM
Last time was a good one for me.. had deca packs for the back injury and I was coming off a cycle.. I was the zit king for a little bit, chest and back looked worst than when I was a teenager..
02-09-2004, 10:20 PM
I just finished PCT two days ago with nolva and I didnt have any acne at all. WELL, today I broke out (well, ok, two zits, but thats a lot for me)... dammit, so I guess the hormone thing kicked in after I finished.
02-10-2004, 12:08 AM
I just finished my second week of PCT after a 2 on 2 off 2 on cycle of M1T and 4AD trans. I used Nolva for my PCT. I began getting acne on my forehead and sides of nose last week, right after my cycle. I also broke out in a slight rash that would come and go, mainly near the joints and legs below the knees. The rash would usually flare up when my heart rate was elevated during training. It's more than likely what Mat was saying about hormone levels changing. It's just odd...getting acne in my late 30's? LOL.
02-10-2004, 12:17 AM
The acne is a result of the HORMONAL changes and not specifically the substance being taken. Consequently, one could think of the acne as a good thing as it can be a sign that therapy is progressing in a positive direction.
Admittedly, clomid tends to cause more acne in some, but I think this is due to the higher dosages used. 100-300mg of clomid is common in some users, where as rarely will you see anyone go over 40mg of nolvadex. If one took nolvadex at dosages of 100mg, I would imagine that the acne would be similiar.
02-10-2004, 08:48 AM
I always get some acne during PCT. Its mild with nolva, & bad with clomid. Acne is normal during changes in hormonal levels.
02-10-2004, 09:05 AM
vit b5 stops oncycle/post-cycle acne pretty good for me
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