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    Anastrozole and libido

    I was wondering If people have found that taking anastrozole negatively affects their libido? Even if their estradial is in range or slightly elevated?

    I have tried stopping taking an ai but only for a couple weeks and have always resorted back to it. Not sure if itís more psychological then anything.

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    Arimidex is pretty strong as far as an AI goes. I used to have the same problem. I found it extremely hard to dial my dose in with arimidex and was lowering my estrogen too much too often. Aromasin is a better option all around. Gets the job done but not as potent as arimidex and also much better for lipids.

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    What kind of physical affects are you seeing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBear View Post
    I was wondering If people have found that taking anastrozole negatively affects their libido? Even if their estradial is in range or slightly elevated?

    I have tried stopping taking an ai but only for a couple weeks and have always resorted back to it. Not sure if itís more psychological then anything.
    Well. This is my experience. It took me years to learn AI/SERM/CABER/SUPP/AAS amounts, timing, etc. Adex is one that is widely prescribed and very effective. I had never really experienced what it felt like dumping your E2! I had felt bad before w Clomid but nothing like what Adex did. It was quite horrible and completely my fault for lack of use and knowledge at the time. I literally wanted to cry and felt like a beeyotch! Weird thing was, I would get major erections the day after taking. The main point is : bloodwork is needed for almost every cycle beyond TRT. Each compound does something different . Since I know my body; I know the number I like on a bulk and a cut! I wonít say the number because it is personal to me. I will say during a bulk, I like mine elevated but; I am lean. I do not take AI or serms unless I am experiencing sides and/or bloodwork mid or post cycle. It is very complicated and I donít exclusively use just Adex. I make sure to have all of them.. letrozole is my emergency AI!! Aromasin is great for other purposes too. There is a massive amount of info/misinfo but, it all has validity depending on the person. Some use prophylactic before they start because they already have high estro naturally..

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    I guess I really donít have any Physical effects, maybe a little more bloated. I guess its more of the mental part :/ .. I feel little more emotional, feel hot, anxious have a hard time sleeping like my mind is racing.
    Maybe this shit is just all in my head! And should just drop the ai?..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBear View Post
    I guess I really donít have any Physical effects, maybe a little more bloated. I guess its more of the mental part :/ .. I feel little more emotional, feel hot, anxious have a hard time sleeping like my mind is racing.
    Maybe this shit is just all in my head! And should just drop the ai?..

    Post up your cycle, ai amounts, etc. Taking in a lot of carbs, etc? Hard to say it is just ai or estrogen causing these issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Multislacking View Post
    Post up your cycle, ai amounts, etc. Taking in a lot of carbs, etc? Hard to say it is just ai or estrogen causing these issues.
    That. More info=more info

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    Hey guys, sorry for the delayed response. I appreciate all your feedback.

    Iím not on cycle just trt. Iím due for labs but here are my last, six months ago. My dose Testosterone C .28 x 3 a week total 168mg. Hcg .27 x 3 total 810iu a week. Anastrozole .375 A week.

    My estradiol was 59. Total test 1021 (300- 1080), free T 271 (47-244), % free test 2.7 (1.6-2.9), SHBG 20 (11-80). My doctor increased my ai to .75 a week. Based on these lab results.

    At the time, I was working crazy hours due to mandates and not sleeping much and not exercising that often. Since then I have been working out more often, doing lots of cardio and have toned up. Iím wondering if maybe I donít need such a high dose of an ai anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBear View Post
    Hey guys, sorry for the delayed response. I appreciate all your feedback.

    Iím not on cycle just trt. Iím due for labs but here are my last, six months ago. My dose Testosterone C .28 x 3 a week total 168mg. Hcg .27 x 3 total 810iu a week. Anastrozole .375 A week.

    My estradiol was 59. Total test 1021 (300- 1080), free T 271 (47-244), % free test 2.7 (1.6-2.9), SHBG 20 (11-80). My doctor increased my ai to .75 a week. Based on these lab results.

    At the time, I was working crazy hours due to mandates and not sleeping much and not exercising that often. Since then I have been working out more often, doing lots of cardio and have toned up. Iím wondering if maybe I donít need such a high dose of an ai anymore.
    Just being back active and utilizing the compounds should make a huge difference.
    Taking TRT and anastrozole: eating clean and exercise helps immensely. I canít imagine just taking trt plus and AI and just working and eating a lot of food on the go{packaged, canned , or eating fast food}, not to mention the long work hours and lack of sleep. I hope things are less hectic so you can get more bf% down and get the proper food and rest. Everything will improve. Anyone with high bodyfat levels and/or eating high amounts of soy can have higher estro running in their bodies. I pay close attention to labels at the store; they load all kinds of food w soy based protein aka textured vegetable protein aka vegetable oil. Extra info**-Protein bars are notorious for using it. They also add collagen protein which is good for hair, skin, nails, joints; but is not good for building muscle.

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    Thanks maxmuscle1!

    I recently moved to a different position. No more long hours. I can now get proper sleep and time to work out. I know things may take some time but looking to improve and drop bf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBear View Post
    Thanks maxmuscle1!

    I recently moved to a different position. No more long hours. I can now get proper sleep and time to work out. I know things may take some time but looking to improve and drop bf.


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    On 500mg of test, I used to take .5mg twice a week, which helped with sexual function, but really wasn't enough, because I was still moody, jealous and had hot flashes all the time- constantly hot and also had some nipple sensitivity. Now I'm using .5mg 3x/wk M-W-F and now I never get hot, no nipple sensitivity and mentally am very calm. Libido is pretty good but being active everyday helps control it, but I do get urges to watch porn 1-2 times a day but some days I'm fine. I have Kalpa aromasin on deck, which will be good since I'm about to switch from 500mg of test C, to 350mg of prop and DHB, so I won't need as strong of an AI.

    Edit: to add, I don't think Arimidex lowers libido in and of itself. Either your not using enough or you're crashed would be my guess. Otherwise, maybe you're simply fatigued and over stressed or overtrained.
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    If you get an erection but takes for ever to come Iíd that high e2 or lo e2 ?


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    That is a small amount of TRT. I know everyone is different, but iny experience, AI is overkill for that amount. Your body would normally produce that in the younger years, so why should you need AI? That's not a question, just stating.

    Yes, Arimidex KILLS my libido. It also affects erections and hardness. I don't care for it unless I get sore nipples which is hardly ever.

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    I found on my TRT dose of 175-200MG I don't need an AI at all if I micro dose my TRT by doing daily injections with a tiny insulin syringe, I am much more stable and it makes any side effects of TRT go away, I can't even tell I am on Testosterone, if you can "feel it" those are side effects and its the hormone fluctuations that cause the side effects, more frequent dosing minimizes the fluctuations.

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