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Just started a test e cycle -- 400mg a week spaced over two injections weekly. I have Nolva and Clomid on hand for pct or if gyno occurs. I searched the forums but couldn't find an answer for the following questions. Forgive me if you've heard these before:

1) How long before you felt the psychological effects of test e? Motivation, confidence, libido, clarity of mind, etc?

2) If you suffered from acne, what did you do to fix it if at all?

3)Did you take anything to negate estrogen sides?

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For me it was about 10-14 days with Test E before it really got going. I start feeling effects in the 1st week but not constant. In reality your body starts absorbing the Test after the first pin. As far as the estrogen I’ve always used aromasin. I’m using armidex with this cycle.
 
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Just started a test e cycle -- 400mg a week spaced over two injections weekly. I have Nolva and Clomid on hand for pct or if gyno occurs. I searched the forums but couldn't find an answer for the following questions. Forgive me if you've heard these before:

1) How long before you felt the psychological effects of test e? Motivation, confidence, libido, clarity of mind, etc?

2) If you suffered from acne, what did you do to fix it if at all?

3)Did you take anything to negate estrogen sides?

Thanks guys.
It'll get in and start working immediately. As you go levels will continue to climb peaking about week 4-6. Psychologically you'll start to feel it soon after first shot. Physically it takes a couple weeks before the body really gets ramped up with it.

For acne the best thing to do is to stabilize hormone levels as much as possible. Acne is usually caused by fluctuations. So pin 2x per week split inj w cypionate or enanthate.
 

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For me it was about 10-14 days with Test E before it really got going. I start feeling effects in the 1st week but not constant. In reality your body starts absorbing the Test after the first pin. As far as the estrogen I’ve always used aromasin. I’m using armidex with this cycle.
Thank-you for taking the time. I'm going to look into Aromasin/Arimidex.
It'll get in and start working immediately. As you go levels will continue to climb peaking about week 4-6. Psychologically you'll start to feel it soon after first shot. Physically it takes a couple weeks before the body really gets ramped up with it.

For acne the best thing to do is to stabilize hormone levels as much as possible. Acne is usually caused by fluctuations. So pin 2x per week split inj w cypionate or enanthate.
Thanks for taking the time to help me out. I'm feeling great so far. It's subtle, but I've had a go-getter attitude all day. The first pin was such a breeze too. Zero pain. Thanks for the acne tip!
 
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For me it was about 10-14 days with Test E before it really got going. I start feeling effects in the 1st week but not constant. In reality your body starts absorbing the Test after the first pin. As far as the estrogen I’ve always used aromasin. I’m using armidex with this cycle.
How are you dosing arimidex ??
 

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Quick update from OP. Haven't fallen asleep so quickly since high-school. Black out sleep. No dreams. Maybe it's placebo, but my energy levels are rising too. Maybe its the Ashwaganda and Rhodiola Rosea that I've been taking these last few weeks. These two herbs are by far the most powerful natural remedy for stress fatigue and mood that I've ever taken.
 
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I wanna throw a few things in. 1. Some ppl get no real on feeling. I feel a generally good all the time but that's about it. 2. Strength for me starts 3ish weeks in. 3. Size is food dependent but even keeping your diet exactly the same as it has been you should notice some recomping. 4. I get very little increase in libido but I do notice after sex my hard on does not go away for like 30 min, sometimes so I gotta go round 2 or wait it out. 4. I can't speak for estrogen sides because I don't get them. At least up to 600mg a week test I don't, moderate dbol dose either. But always have something around just in case.
 

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I wanna throw a few things in. 1. Some ppl get no real on feeling. I feel a generally good all the time but that's about it. 2. Strength for me starts 3ish weeks in. 3. Size is food dependent but even keeping your diet exactly the same as it has been you should notice some recomping. 4. I get very little increase in libido but I do notice after sex my hard on does not go away for like 30 min, sometimes so I gotta go round 2 or wait it out. 4. I can't speak for estrogen sides because I don't get them. At least up to 600mg a week test I don't, moderate dbol dose either. But always have something around just in case.
Thanks for chiming in. I'm trying to eat clean all cycle and not put on too much weight. I'm not too worried about hulking up, tbh. I just want to recover faster, build strength and retain muscle otherwise lost from boxing and long grueling runs.
 
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Thanks for chiming in. I'm trying to eat clean all cycle and not put on too much weight. I'm not too worried about hulking up, tbh. I just want to recover faster, build strength and retain muscle otherwise lost from boxing and long grueling runs.
There's definitely a misconception that ppl think you take steroids and get huge. It don't work like that. You gotta train harder and eat a lot more if you wanna look the part.
 

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There's definitely a misconception that ppl think you take steroids and get huge. It don't work like that. You gotta train harder and eat a lot more if you wanna look the part.
If I respond to test-e like I responded to oral m-test 12 years ago, I won't need to empty my fridge to see the results I want. But we shall see. :)
 
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If I respond to test-e like I responded to oral m-test 12 years ago, I won't need to empty my fridge to see the results I want. But we shall see. :)
Everything Smont said was right! I would just add that another misconception a lot of beginners have is that a 12 week test cycle will have them look like monsters. It’s not. Takes time and consistency. You’re gonna gain a fair amount of weight I just wanted to point out don’t expect to look like kali muscle in 12 weeks.
 

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Everything Smont said was right! I would just add that another misconception a lot of beginners have is that a 12 week test cycle will have them look like monsters. It’s not. Takes time and consistency. You’re gonna gain a fair amount of weight I just wanted to point out don’t expect to look like kali muscle in 12 weeks.
This is good news because it's not the look I'm going for. Going for something more subtle. Any tips on minimizing water retention? Thank-you.
 
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This is good news because it's not the look I'm going for. Going for something more subtle. Any tips on minimizing water retention? Thank-you.
Sadly water retention has a lot to do with genetics, personally I do not hold any water on test. Some will look like balloons if they’re not careful.. but managing your estrogen and keeping it in check, having a great water intake and lowering your sodium should help.
 

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Update: cycle is going well except for estrogen side effect (started getting puffy nipples). Becsuse of this, began taking 20mg of Nolva which has destroyed my libido. I wonder if there are non libido reducing alternatives.
 
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Update: cycle is going well except for estrogen side effect (started getting puffy nipples). Becsuse of this, began taking 20mg of Nolva which has destroyed my libido. I wonder if there are non libido reducing alternatives.
OP just to recap you did run arimidex straight out the gate with the cycle start? I sure hope you did as I saw you mentioned starting nolva but instead of nolva an Anti-estrogen is actually what you would have wanted to run for on cycle prevention. Typically I don't run nolva until pct. Are you positive your arim was legit sourced? Did you have any pain or sensitivity that occumpanied the puffy nips. I've experienced estrogen related sides before with the nips and the best way I can explain it is the extreme sensitivity and slight pain associated with them when hugging someone. Almost like there's a sharp pebbles sized rock between my chest and the person I'm hugging.

Unfortunately a lot of times people will play or rub their nipples to try and see if they are sensitive and experiencing sides from the gear and estrogen. This will cause sides to actually show or get worse and sometimes will mentally induce things that weren't actually happening. Do you think it's possiblr you may have been over thinking and irritating your nipples? Reason I ask is because you should have noticed sensation or pain and possibly a pretty hard growth starting if you are experiencing gyno sides. Not just some puffy nips. I've heard quite a few people say they had puffy appearing nipples on cycle or just from holding water that completely clears up with no long lasting issues.
 

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OP just to recap you did run arimidex straight out the gate with the cycle start? I sure hope you did as I saw you mentioned starting nolva but instead of nolva an Anti-estrogen is actually what you would have wanted to run for on cycle prevention. Typically I don't run nolva until pct. Are you positive your arim was legit sourced? Did you have any pain or sensitivity that occumpanied the puffy nips. I've experienced estrogen related sides before with the nips and the best way I can explain it is the extreme sensitivity and slight pain associated with them when hugging someone. Almost like there's a sharp pebbles sized rock between my chest and the person I'm hugging.

Unfortunately a lot of times people will play or rub their nipples to try and see if they are sensitive and experiencing sides from the gear and estrogen. This will cause sides to actually show or get worse and sometimes will mentally induce things that weren't actually happening. Do you think it's possiblr you may have been over thinking and irritating your nipples? Reason I ask is because you should have noticed sensation or pain and possibly a pretty hard growth starting if you are experiencing gyno sides. Not just some puffy nips. I've heard quite a few people say they had puffy appearing nipples on cycle or just from holding water that completely clears up with no long lasting issues.
Thanks for the reply man! No Arimidex yet. I'm just taking 400mg test-e weekly and was going to wait to use Nolva for pct but threw Nolva in as soon as the nipple symptoms appeared. I am definitely holding water so maybe that explains the puffy nips! Your response has put my mind at ease. Thanks Live2Lift!
 
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Thanks for the reply man! No Arimidex yet. I'm just taking 400mg test-e weekly and was going to wait to use Nolva for pct but threw Nolva in as soon as the nipple symptoms appeared. I am definitely holding water so maybe that explains the puffy nips! Your response has put my mind at ease. Thanks Live2Lift!
Hmm, no AI? You are running a very low dose of test and probably only need a low dose of aromasin 2 X 12,5 mg week. Get something ASAP!! You did the right thing taking the nolva but now you need a AI and more nolva for pct. Next time do more research before starting your cycle.
 
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