Thread: HTPA recovery?
08-22-2001, 08:46 PM #1Junior Member
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I am trying to get a better understanding of this. I think I read somewhere that it is determined the the length of time and the type of steroids used. So then is it tre that if one person did a winny cycle only of 50mg/day for 8 wks, and another person did a cycle of sustanon at 250mg/wk, that recovery time would be quicker with the peson only doing wiinstrol? If this is true, then sould the person that did the winny cycle should not need the usual clomid of 50/100/50?
Is it also true that most anabolics do not shut you down as much as androgens? If that is true then it would seem like you would want to start with androgens then finish with anabolics?
I see alot of people saying that you don not need to taper. I understand not tapering up, but why not taper down? If you do a cycle of let say week 1-4 30mg/d dball, 1-8 750mg sust/wk, wk 4-10 durabolin (400,400,400,300,200,100), wk 6-12 winstrol (100,100,100,100,50,25). It seems like tapering with anabolics would slowly pring your HTPA back slowly, instead of just stopping cold, with your HTPA totally shut down.
If anyone can help shed some light on this or point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.
08-22-2001, 10:26 PM #2The original jason Guest
i see your point here bro but you are missing a couple of things when u r shut down u r shutdown winnie will shut down your hpta so will test there is no semi shutdown or what ever if you are taking any dosage enough to give effects like 50mg winnie ed will shutdown the hpta just the same as test, winnie is a derivative of dht, the recovery period would be the same and you should always use clomid post cycle there are certain roids that are said not to have the effect on your hpta such as primo at less than 400mg per week, anavar at certain dosages not sure how much,most others will shutdown the hpta
08-23-2001, 05:42 AM #3
I couldn't say it but I agree there, the average male produces 3-10mg of test per day, so when you consider dosages of AAS, its no surprise natural test prod ceases.
08-23-2001, 11:58 AM #4Junior Member
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I was getting some info from anabolicreview.com sight under coming off of steroids . They say that, When taking the more moderate steroids including Deca Durabolin , Primobolan , Winstrol , the extent of a possible endogenous testosterone -suppression is not only lower but also much slower and more even. Studies of Dianabol , for example, have shown that a conservative dosage of 20 mg/day after only 10 days leads to a 30% to 40% suppression. Since the body's own hormone production cannot be elevated from one day to the next, the athlete experiences a critical over bridging phase. The effect of the exogenous hormones is nonexistent and the body's own testosterone level helps only little to improve the situation.
You can check out the rest of the article, but it basically states waht I was saying. So are you guys saying that it is not true?
I'm just tyring to get to the bottom of this because I always have a hard time keeping any gains. And I have done my research, I always take clomid afterwards, keep calories the same, don't train quiete as intense, take l-glutamine and creatine and I still lose almost all of my weight, plus put on fat. So that's why I am trying to figure this out.
Thanks again for any advice.
08-23-2001, 12:22 PM #5Junior Member
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Hear is another article about clomid and HTPA
Pulled this off another board.
Some one sent me some articles from Pub Med on clomid. I want to refer people to the following scientific journal article
for the purposes of this topic: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entr...t=Abstract
Regarding this study, Im not too familiar with "exercised induced hypogonadotropic hypogonadism" [see near the end of
that abstract]. I had to email this to some associates! For exercise to cause a substantive depletion in testosterone in a
healthy male is a pretty big stretch to my imagination. We have been using exercise successfully for years to help increase
anabolic hormone levels in HIV and MS patients. Now exercise causes the shut down of natural test? Who are these guys
at the Univ of New Mexico? Is this for real? Maybe they are referring to a natural testosterone rebound following
post-exercise generated increases in testosterone. If so, findings can be skewed by the timing of the blood draws.
[Depending on the timing of the blood draws, you could actually make a case for exercise increasing estrogen levels - that
is what a study last year in JAMA tried to purport about andro - So be weary of studies! Evaluate the "trend" and consider
the source - and as in the JAMA study: the sponsor!]
Clomid, particularly at those high dosages, will increase natural test levels. But notice in this study that their were no
increases in LH or FSH. That is because Clomid attenuates pituitary and hypothalamic function!
Thats right - clomid ultimately delays the recovery of natural test production in healthy males. As long as the body sees
the clomid floating around it assumes there is more than enough LH from the pituitary gland and enough GnRH from the
hypothalamus - so those glands stay turned "off" until the clomid goes away. After the patient discontinues clomid use, he
will have to start from the beginning physiologically in waiting for the return of natural test levels again.
Why all the new quirky clomid research and males? Because the scientific community is just now figuring out that it
stimulates test in men and they want to be the first to document it. Everyone wants to jump on the clomid bandwagon.
Everyone wants to be the first to claim a new panacea for testosterone research. Thats fine: but dont forget basic
endocrinology. If you stimulate the balls with some pill, the pituitary, hypothalamus, cell receptors and liver remain
negatively affected. Full recovery of the body will not START (in a healthy patient) until the patient stops taking clomid. So
why delay the inevitable?
Iiph writes in:
dr mark what you think of proviron (mestanolone)altough not aproved in US sold in 35 countries as none liver toxic
hormone replacment by Schering ,a german study showed not surpassing naural test production altough its a
androgen,would it be possible to switch to proviron in order to keep androgen high at the end of cycle?
Dr Mark comments:
No matter how you slice it up, at the end of an anabolic treatment cycle, the CNS, (central nervous system), or brain, has
to perceive that its time to recover and then initiate the production of its own testosterone.
Anything that gets in there to fool the brain into thinking you are fine, (i.e., the brain thinks that it has enough
gonadotropin stimulation), is only acting to DELAY the eventual need to "go empty", and then start the process of
Moreover, I would submit that both proviron and clomid don't address the excessive production of estrogen and inhibin
during the cycle - and whatever the mechanism for temporary GnRH stimulation, it is artificial, serving only to delay the
eventual recovery of endogenous testosterone production.
At some point the CNS will have to figure all this out on its own and begin to recover.
Although it might seem like a good idea in the books, (to taper with those drugs), my clinical experience with patients has
shown results contrary to the idea. Ultimately it delayed recovery in patients as measured in how much post cycle time it
took before they produced enough testosterone on their own to venture into another safe cycle. In short, it just slowed
down the ability get onto another cycle. And the sooner you can get on another cycle, the quicker you can make gains
The only credible ways to speed up recovery time is to PREVENT the accumulation/formation of estrogens, progesterones
and TeBG (testosterone binding globulin) DURING the cycle.
After the cycle, additional measures can be used to help recovery which include: lowering TeBG; stimulating testosterone
sensitivity at the cells; and stimulating maximal OVERALL function of all CNS nerve tissue by the use of nootropics.
[Nootropics will enhance CNS brain tissue performance thereby maximizing response/recovery upon its self-perception of
post cycle endogenous testosterone production depletion.]
Clomid, nolvadex , and proviron have some additional issues that may be detrimental to the body. I will be looking into
this over the course of this week.
Its true that these meds are defacto gonadotropin stimulants... But you really have to consider the big picture along with it
- Like whether they will inhibit androgen synthesis or sensitivity secondarily to gonadotropin stimulation; and whether it
ultimately delays recovery following a cycle; and so on. Some of these drugs, such as clomid have even been shown in
some studies to initiate estrogen rebound following the cessation of their use.
08-24-2001, 03:55 PM #6Junior Member
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01-07-2004, 03:21 PM #7Member
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this is interesting. he is saying that clomid, nolva, and proviron among others, are detrimental to recovery! what's the deal here? anyone agree with this?
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