11-24-2003, 09:19 AM #1
Vets - Testosterone water retention question
I have searched for this info, but cannot seem to find the exact information spelled out on the relationship between testosterone and water retention.
The water retention and bloat from testosterone:
1) Is this CAUSED by the testosterone itself BEFORE it aromatizes,
2) Is the bloat and water retention a RESULT of testosterone aromatizing into estrogen
3) A combination of #1 and #2
IF it is a result of #2, then theoretically if I take Arimdex and/or Femara (Letro) at a sufficient dose, there should be NO water retention or bloat... regardless of the testosterone I take, whether it be Test-E or Sust or Prop.
11-24-2003, 09:27 AM #2
11-24-2003, 09:30 AM #3
It's a side from estrogen called edema
L-dex is one anti-e that will help with bloat...... I would not use femera unless you are certain you are prone to gyno........ Femera has been know to lower sexual drive in some.
Last edited by TheMudMan; 11-24-2003 at 09:33 AM.
11-24-2003, 09:39 AM #4
Thanks for the prompt responses.
I guess what I want to know is if it is INEVITABLE that there will be bloat and water retention with test, even if I take MASSIVE doses of L-Dex?
Or, in a hypothetical way, lets assume that I have taken the perfect amount of l-dex to prevent the all of the test in my system from aromatizing, will there still be bloat?
I'm sorry to keep asking similar question, I guess I don't know how to ask exactly what I am thinking. But I'll know the answer when I read it.
11-24-2003, 09:48 AM #5
L-dex, femera, proviron ............. are supposed to keep testosterone from aromatizing....... now I'm taking .25 L-dex with 10mg of nolva (keeps estrogen from binding to receptor sites) ED and I'm bloating slightly but nowhere the amount I did last cycle only using 20mg Nolva ED....... the bloat I'm seeing could be that the l-dex is letting some aromatizing to happen or it could be from all the food I'm eatting. Hopefully someone has a better answer for you.
I guess if you knew the perfect dose that you needed to take to keep the test from aromatizing..... then no there should be no bloat. I wouldn't worry to much if you bloat a bit........ some aromatizing is good.......
11-24-2003, 09:59 AM #6
Thanks MudMan. You mentioned something in your earlier post that piqued my interest about Femara REDUCING sex drive. interesting... I didn't know this.
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