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    Saving TRT Vials for a Cycle

    Hi Everyone! So I have been on TRT for 3 months and am feeling great! I am considering on skipping a couple of months in order to save up my dosages for a "legal" cycle. What is your opinion? Does anyone do this? My concerns are the feeling like hell for not taking it and maybe a crash from the cycle afterwards. Or should I just source and continue TRT and blast and cruise? 25 with hypogonadism, 10 years of training, 185lbs and diet and training on point. just finished a bulk.

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    Blast and cruise, but later on.. Definitely wouldn't go through the rollercoaster ride of a normal healthy levels and then back to crappy levels.
    At 3 months in on your TRT, you really aren't totally settled in yet. Your "feeling good" is really just beginning, IMHO.
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    Awesome. Thank you for the wise advice. Appreciated.

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    What does your TRT look like?

    Do you b/c on the side or just straight TRT?
    Are you also taking HCG and some type of AI ?

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    Goalinmind.

    Currently set to 160mg/wk tcyp in two doses sunday and wednesday, .5mg arimidex Monday and Thursday, 250iu hcg daily. I am doing straight trt at the moment. Have been considering doing a cycle for a couple of years and just been researching. Will plan on b/c sometime in future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyGlove1 View Post
    Goalinmind.

    Currently set to 160mg/wk tcyp in two doses sunday and wednesday, .5mg arimidex Monday and Thursday, 250iu hcg daily. I am doing straight trt at the moment. Have been considering doing a cycle for a couple of years and just been researching. Will plan on b/c sometime in future.
    Just out of curiosity, where does that amount of a'dex put your E2 levels, BuddyG? How are your total and freeT?
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    3 months in on TRT is nothing. If you have a true medical need for it than it will be hell going up and down; assuming you were low before and the up for the three months you've said you've been on.

    Do you actually need TRT or do to just want it? Big difference if you ask me

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    Just out of curiosity, where does that amount of a'dex put your E2 levels, BuddyG? How are your total and freeT?

    Good question! I am having b/w sometime in the next two weeks and I will post it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sh0tsf1red View Post
    3 months in on TRT is nothing. If you have a true medical need for it than it will be hell going up and down; assuming you were low before and the up for the three months you've said you've been on.

    Do you actually need TRT or do to just want it? Big difference if you ask me
    I actually do have a true medical need for it. My levels were checked 4 times prior to trt and ranged from 150 to 330. Also had many side effects from the low t. No sex drive, gained fat easily, depression, low drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyGlove1 View Post
    I actually do have a true medical need for it. My levels were checked 4 times prior to trt and ranged from 150 to 330. Also had many side effects from the low t. No sex drive, gained fat easily, depression, low drive.
    Then I'd be very careful going off for 3 months just to build up a back stock of test for a cycle. You should be having very noticeable "gains" just from your prescribed dose if you had a true need, which it sounds like you do.

    TRT lead me to AAS too, but I had about 2 years of regular TRT before I started playing around on my own. My advice would be to find some decent UGL test and run similar dose to your prescription. Keep filling the script as usual and you'll end up with a nice stock of Pharma test for a rainy day.

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    Ok. Thanks for the advice. I'll find a ugl and stock up pharma.

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    Stick to just TRT for at least a year and dial things in. Specifically with your adex. That's a killer amount for 160 mgs pw TRT and I have to believe that your E2 is close to being tanked. To give you some perspective, if I were to run a 750 mg Test cycle I would use .5 mgs adex x 3 pw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Stick to just TRT for at least a year and dial things in. Specifically with your adex. That's a killer amount for 160 mgs pw TRT and I have to believe that your E2 is close to being tanked. To give you some perspective, if I were to run a 750 mg Test cycle I would use .5 mgs adex x 3 pw.
    Oh wow! Good to know. Will work on dialing in. Will do my best to hold off on doing a cycle. If b/w is looking great then I will be more tempted to do one sooner rather than later.

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    FYI you can make great gains on just TRT alone with correct diet & training. If you do things right you'll be surprised how strong & big you can get. Wait at least a year before thinking of blasting IMO...
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    Thanks everyone for advice!

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    250Iu HCG daily sounds excessive. Normal protocol is up to 500IU twice a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quester View Post
    250Iu HCG daily sounds excessive. Normal protocol is up to 500IU twice a week.
    It is a lot, Quester, and you are right about 250iu 2x/week. I read right over that due to the amount of a'dex he is taking.
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    I am going through a clinic so maybe I am just getting ripped off. Or dr isn't the best. They said they prescribed to help maintain fertility. Wise to cut back?

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    Test to maintain fertility???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sh0tsf1red View Post
    Test to maintain fertility???
    The hcg ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyGlove1 View Post
    I am going through a clinic so maybe I am just getting ripped off. Or dr isn't the best. They said they prescribed to help maintain fertility. Wise to cut back?
    250iu of HCG 2x/week is gracious plenty. If you're running 250iu daily it is possible that's why you require such a high dosage of a'dex.

    Edit: The HCG dosage you're on may have nothing to do with your E2 levels and aromatase inhibitor requirements, but I did notice that when I added in HCG I went from requiring no a.i. to .25mg E5D. The HCG serves multiple purposes, but it isn't necessary to take the dosage you're on. I'd even go so far as to say it can be counterproductive at that dosage.
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    Didn't realize that it was too much. Will plan on cutting back soon. Will b/w show a higher lh level with taking hcg ? Is that how you know you are taking enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyGlove1 View Post
    Will b/w show a higher lh level with taking hcg? Is that how you know you are taking enough?
    bloodwork will not show a higher lh level from taking hCG .
    hCG mimicks LH but it is a different molecule.
    if anything, hCG is suppresive and will lower LH.
    You LH should be reading near 0 if on TRT or AAS.

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    Thanks for the tip Deadlifting dog!

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    Can you save up enough to where you can justify feeling worse and loosing some gains to where you would feel it is worth it after doing a cycle. I wouldn't.

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    Good point Balin! Not planning on saving trt for a cycle. I will plan on picking up some test e and run a test only cycle.

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    As others have said, wait it out. It takes a good year at least to adjust to your new “normal” levels on trt, especially if you were legit low T for very long prior. I know it’s tough, but you need to mentally separate medical trt from cycling/AAS. The Trt is to keep you healthy and balanced and if you want to add in some cycles later on that’s fine, but always think of your trt as your baseline that you never go off of.

    Just out of curiosity, any indication for what caused the low T?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter35 View Post
    As others have said, wait it out. It takes a good year at least to adjust to your new “normal” levels on trt, especially if you were legit low T for very long prior. I know it’s tough, but you need to mentally separate medical trt from cycling/AAS. The Trt is to keep you healthy and balanced and if you want to add in some cycles later on that’s fine, but always think of your trt as your baseline that you never go off of.

    Just out of curiosity, any indication for what caused the low T?
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    As others have said, wait it out. It takes a good year at least to adjust to your new “normal” levels on trt, especially if you were legit low T for very long prior. I know it’s tough, but you need to mentally separate medical trt from cycling/AAS. The Trt is to keep you healthy and balanced and if you want to add in some cycles later on that’s fine, but always think of your trt as your baseline that you never go off of.

    Just out of curiosity, any indication for what caused the low T?
    Thanks Baxter. I plan on waiting. As much as I would love to start a cycle soon and was tempted to start one in next couple of months. I realize it is important to get my trt lined out first though. Would like to go on a cycle in the coming fall so I know my trt is set and taken care of. Way I see it is easier to cut and can still make gains with trt considering when I was low.

    As far as reason for low t.. I think it is hereditary. I have had two surgeries on my groin and a concussion as well. Hydrocele and spermatocele. However as said it is probably hereditary. Common issue in my family. Two close family members been on trt for years. 2 Others have issue and choose to live with it.

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