Osta Rx - week 1 down
- 04-21-2012, 11:57 PM
Osta Rx - week 1 down
Just some quick hits after my first week on Osta Rx. I'm taking this with the hopes of getting relief from some some tendon and joint pain, as well as some lean mass gains. I'd be very happy if I can put on 5 lbs by the time I'm done. I've been dosing this at 2 caps in the AM, along with my usual, vit C and D, and some .
I was very lethargic for the first two days. I increased my carbs because I almost felt hypoglycemic. The extra carbs seemed to do the trick. After day 4, I could see some vascularity in my forearms. Nothing spectacular, but enough for me to notice. The I'm sure is responsible for some of that, but I had already been taking the agmatine for a week or so prior to starting the Osta, so I think the Osta is responsible for some of it. After day 6, I began to feel like my workouts were becoming easier - kinda like I had an extra gear. I have also experienced some mood enhancements - I've been chattier than normal, and have overall felt good. However, I have yet to feel any relief from my tendonitis, but I hear this takes longer to achieve. Still no weight gain either, but there is definitely some leaning effects going on right now. I did feel a bit edgy today for some reason, like little things were getting to me. Not sure if this is an effect from the Osta, but thought I'd at least mention it.
I'll stick with the 2 caps for now, but will probably end up bumping it up to the recommended 3 caps sometime after the second week if I don't start noticing some weight gain or tendon relief.
More to come...
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04-23-2012, 07:59 AM
I had surgery on my shoulder 7 months ago, had a quick recovery but I still get little pains in my shoulder that remind me. Since starting osta after about 2 weeks I can't say for sure that it's because of the osta but my shoulder never had any pain in it anymore.
Hopefully you will see your tendinitis pain slowly go away.
04-23-2012, 08:02 AM
04-23-2012, 09:01 AM
Yah interested to see how this turns out...
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04-24-2012, 07:55 AM
Sub'd.I'm on week two at four caps ed.Noticed a big increase in gym intensity when I bumped up the calories to 6000 ed.I too have that sense of well being.Kind of a warm fuzzy feeling.The gf has noticed this as well.I'm optimistic.
04-24-2012, 09:23 AM
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04-24-2012, 09:16 PM
Just a quick update... Some sides started creeping in a couple of days ago, but have gone back in hiding for the most part. I had problems sleeping a couple of nights in a row, but slept ok last night. I also developed some acne on my forehead and chest, and my skin had gotten noticeably oilier. That, too, has seemed to mostly disappear. I was getting a little concerned that this might not be a smooth run after all, but hopefully things are back on track.
The one thing that started a few days ago that hasn't stopped is some brain fog I get an hour or so after dosing. This lasts for about 2 hours. I can handle it - just hope it doesn't get any worse.
On a positive note, I *think* my biceps tendonitis might be improving slightly. Curls didn't bother me quite as bad yesterday, so my fingers are crossed.
That's about it for now...
04-24-2012, 09:40 PM
04-26-2012, 07:36 PM
Approaching the end of week 2... Ok, so I guess it was wishful thinking about my biceps tendon feeling better - it really doesn't. But it's still early, so I haven't lost hope yet.
And the last two nights I had some f'd up disturbing dreams. The first one, I dreamed that I woke up (I was dreaming that I woke up, but was obviously still sleeping), and my entire right arm had atrophied to absolute skin and bone. I had a fuggin bone for a right arm - WTF?
Then the next night, I don't even want to discuss that one, but it caused me to wake up with the worst feeling of dread and gloom - took me all morning to get over that feeling.
There was another post somewhere on the board asking if Osta is making anyone tired. Yes, there is some lethargy, but not too bad. I've been kinda slack with keeping my carbs up recently, which was definitely helping with the lethargy.
That feel-good euphoric feeling I had during the first week has subsided a little, but I still feel pretty normal. With a PH, my anxiety level would start to ratchet up around the end of week 2. So far that hasn't really happened.
Now for the good - I'm really liking the way my body is leaning out. I'm starting to feel and look fuller, even tho I've only had slight weight gain.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with the results. I just hope I don't dream up something even scarier tonight
04-26-2012, 07:42 PM
I suspect any sort of tendon/joint healing will take months to achieve, not weeks. The studies done were for 12 weeks I believe. And yes, there dose was much lower, but just because the dose here is a lot higher does not mean there will be more benefits in that department. Stick with it and if you are just doing it for joints/tendons maybe just use 1 cap per day over a longer time period.
04-26-2012, 08:01 PM
04-26-2012, 08:02 PM
The study was on a very low dose of Osta and it was longer.Originally Posted by bigdavid
I think the healing would come in around the 6-8 week mark regardless of the dose of ostarine so long as it is enough. Half life is quite long and not much is known about saturation levels so its gonna take a lot time and experimenting.
04-26-2012, 08:06 PM
My joints are actually killing me on Osta, finishing up week 2 as well. I didn't have any join pains before I started. The recomp effect is certainly worth the joint pain. Going to 4 caps ed tomorrow.
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04-26-2012, 08:13 PM
Why do you feel the need to increase the dosage?. Just wondering because from what I have read the dosage is just fine where it is, and you could even take less and be fine. Also been reading that it takes some time for it to kick in and you will get more results later down the road. So it doesn't make much sense to raise the dosage, that will just make sure you have a shorter cycle and with this product a shorter cycle means significantly less results. Also why would you increase the dosage if you are getting side effects at the current dosage?
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Hmmm. I don't know about that write up then. I'm not sure that increasing the dosage based on body weight is sound science, especially with this particular product. I've talked to people that have done logs and most say it works between 10-20 mg and raising to dosage anymore doesn't really do anything. It just takes a long time to kick in. So raising your dosage would just cut your cycle length and cost you more money in the long run. Just doesn't make sense to me, but I guess if you have the money to spend on another couple bottles you could try it. Personally I'd rather have it last me longer.
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Yes i would say its the lean xtreme. It is a great product but as good as it was it killed my joints even at 2 pills a day. I know a lot of People who use it but only a few that have the joint issues. I can't take it anymore even though it works great it's not worth the joint pain.Originally Posted by dcne02
04-26-2012, 09:57 PM
05-03-2012, 09:51 PM
Wrapping up week 3 - this past week has basically been a wash. I've only been able to work out twice because of my work schedule and some other stuff out of my control - life has basically gotten in the way of things. Diet and sleep have kinda sucked too...
But, I do think the Osta has allowed me to maintain muscle, and my muscles have continued to feel fuller even tho I haven't been working out much. I should be able to pick back up on my normal workout schedule this weekend, and hopefully start packing on a few lbs. I feel like that would've happened this week had I been able to keep a normal schedule - kinda feel like I'm primed to start gaining some lean body weight.
I may be feeling some slight improvements in my tendonitis, but it's hard to judge from one day to the next. For now, I'm going to say there hasn't been any significant improvement in that area, but I'm still optimistic.
Side effects have been fairly low. Feels like my libido has taken a slight hit, and my heart has been beating a little harder than normal recently. That could be stress-related, tho.
Overall, pretty uneventful this week...
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