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    Red face

    I have the curse of the Celts, Rosacea. It's not pronounced at all but the dermo told me a few years ago that's what it was. For me its kind of like a blush. Especially when I'm excited. Anyhow, lately its been worse. Is it the estrogen? BW shows my Test is at 1120, my estro is in the middle of the range, naturally, however, it is at the bottom of the range. I take anastrozole (1/2mg) EOD, my Test-c is at 100mg, and taken e3d.

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    1/2 mg EOD on 200 mgs of Test? If that's accurate your running an adex dosage that I'd run on 750 mgs test per week..
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    E3d but I thought it was high too. My recent BW was on the 2nd day after my anastrozole.
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    day1: test-c (100mg), day2: anastrozole (1/2), day3: HCG (362mg {the vial was 11000units...}),
    BW was on day 1, before the test.
    The red face is likely not the only symptom.

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    Its really fking hard to break the anastrozole into smaller units but I know I'm dealing with hormone issues.

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    Consider a pill cutter. They're cheap. But know that the cuts don't have to be perfect. It's really not that consequential.
    Re the red face and rosacea, change in temps / seasons can cause a flare up. Have you tried any meds? Doxycycline?
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    Its really fking hard to break the anastrozole into smaller units but I know I'm dealing with hormone issues.
    I've had no luck with pill cutters with adex. I use a single edge razor blade to cut those tiny pills and it does a great job. Give one a try if the pill cutter doesn't work for you.

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    I have a pill cutter. It does well with larger pills, I got it from cvs (maybe there's a better brand?). I'll try the razor blade, or perhaps I can weigh them, pulverize the whole bunch and provide myself an exact dosage.
    I took Do-cycline in Angola as a prophylaxis against malaria. Ironically (rosacea), d-cycline increases sun sensitivity.
    I'm doing IPL.
    My rosacea is more of a nearness of blood vessels to the skin.
    What do you suggest I should be taking for my anastrozole (dosage), and how often (frequency)?

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    And, is the red face do to estrogen or another related issue?

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    How is your hematocrit? I had to give blood last cycle because of my levels being high and my face being always hot and a little flushed.

    Blood pressure ok too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quester View Post
    And, is the red face do to estrogen or another related issue?
    I get face flushing (along with whole body) on Tren . I like it, my skin being pale it makes me look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quester View Post
    I have the curse of the Celts, Rosacea. It's not pronounced at all but the dermo told me a few years ago that's what it was. For me its kind of like a blush. Especially when I'm excited. Anyhow, lately its been worse. Is it the estrogen? BW shows my Test is at 1120, my estro is in the middle of the range, naturally, however, it is at the bottom of the range. I take anastrozole (1/2mg) EOD, my Test-c is at 100mg, and taken e3d.
    Its not the estrogen.

    You are running a too high TRT, 200mg E3D its not a TRT dosage. Its a supraphysiological dosage and it has consequences, BiB is mentioning one in post above. There are worse ones than red face...

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    BB I read it as 100 mgs E3D.
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    Testosterone will make male mammals skin flush red. Walrus, elephants and chimps are prime examples.

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    I would check your Hematocrit/RBC and also keep an eye on your blood pressure.
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    Thanks all.
    Hemato, BP, RBC is all within healthy range but I'll keep an eye on it. I'll also donate. Also lower my test dosage, it is 100mg E3d but I could probably go lower. Currently test is at 1120, a little less can't hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quester View Post
    I have the curse of the Celts, Rosacea. It's not pronounced at all but the dermo told me a few years ago that's what it was. For me its kind of like a blush. Especially when I'm excited. Anyhow, lately its been worse. Is it the estrogen? BW shows my Test is at 1120, my estro is in the middle of the range, naturally, however, it is at the bottom of the range. I take anastrozole (1/2mg) EOD, my Test-c is at 100mg, and taken e3d.
    One of the sure ways I can tell a guy's cycling is if his body is hard and red! LOL Test make you generate more red blood cells. If you're light to begin with, the extra circulation's gonna make you look flushed. I just saw a guy in the gym that had paper think skin and was red like just got a sunburn. He's cycling. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotchGuard02 View Post
    One of the sure ways I can tell a guy's cycling is if his body is hard and red! LOL Test make you generate more red blood cells. If you're light to begin with, the extra circulation's gonna make you look flushed. I just saw a guy in the gym that had paper think skin and was red like just got a sunburn. He's cycling. LOL
    I get that way with normal blood counts.

    Imo it's not hematocrit related.
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    This is an interesting thread. I honestly thought it was going to be a native American post before I clicked. Turns out, I got to break the old notebook out and jot a few things down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleScience View Post
    Testosterone will make male mammals skin flush red. Walrus, elephants and chimps are prime examples.
    Could it be because of Test heightening the temp threshold for sweating? So that heat dissipation will occur via vasodilation for the body to meet temp homeostasis.

    P4 and progestins (like 19-nors) could trigger the same because of progesterone upping the basal body temp.

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    Soemtimes when I'm sitting in class (wearing shorts), my calves get cold and stay cold from the AC but my face still feels warm, and it stays that way for hours afterward even though I may be in a different environment or even outside. I don't feel hot and I don't sweat any easie than before.
    Also, it seems like it isn't red all of the time, just some days moreso than others.

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