I really can’t help much with your gyno situation on cycle. I’m not gyno prone myself, but I do use pretty moderate dosages of test etc. It may seem crazy, but I remember having gyno pretty bad during puberty in my teenage years for about 6 months. The summer after 8th grade I worked construction with my pops. I blew up that summer. I mean from 165ibs to 205ibs in like 5 months. I was actually accused of steroids constantly even by my football coach. Lol I first hit 315 on the bench at 15 years old. My nipples hurt like hell though. But I’ve never had problems with gyno after that went away. Kinda weird. I hope you get yours under control. I know how aggravating it can be
Its all a learning experience brah. Everyone here has been in the same situation as you - at the beginning. You are going to find AA is a board of much experience and members with very different experiences and goals. I can guarantee that you will get it all figured out in time for your personal wants and goals.
As far as rebound if you understand the half life of the drugs you are taking you will not need to worry about rebound. The half life of both letro and adex is approx. two days. The only way you can prove the dosage and timing that you need for your specific cycle is by monitoring your E2 from actual labs. Many experienced users can tell when they have elevated e2 or low e2 from physical sides but blood work provides proof. I can tell almost immediately that I am experiencing elevations in my e2 because my wrists and fingers begin to feel stiff and swollen.
Let's hope others members can offer you some advice from their own personal experience similar to yours.
SERM's were specifically developed for complications related to breast tissue growth and should be considered as our first line of defense against gyno when symptoms begin to develop. The AI will reduce circulating estrogen. It's a solid one-two punch approach. If that doesn't work you might have to rethink your use of anabolic steroids because those are very mid doses of Testosterone. The mast does not aromatize and is not a contributing factor to your symptoms. In fact it is a mild anti-estrogen and is actually assisting in estrogen control.
There is no difference in my opinion in using arimidex or letrozole. Letro is just more powerful in reducing circulating estrogen.
Like @MBTJR1980 states you don't want a crashed estrogen situation. That will hinder cycle results and is not fun on the body.
One piece of unsolicited advice is possibly being proactive on future cycles by including nolva in the beginning.
There are at least a few members that are E2 sensitive and gyno prone I am sure that might be able to help you based on their experience. I am on the lucky side and have never had E2 or gyno issues and rarely need more than .5mg adex E3D on any cycle.
BTW- Welcome to the forum.
I would wait on using letro as a back up if the arimidex and nolva dont do it. I dont think itll be much of a difference in time it takes to work. Just up the arimidex to 1mg eod and nolva to 60mgs a day until it goes away then i would stay at .5mgs of arimidex eod and 20mgs of nolva a day.
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