Mid Cycle Advice
I'm not your typical steroid user and by that I mean I'm not a bodybuilder.
I'm 5'11" 300lbs around 30% bodyfat and compete in strongman, hence why i'm not bothered about weight or aesthetics.
I have run a few PH cycles before, the last been last year, I ran Epi and Trenavar and got some decent strength gains and kept about 14 lbs after PCT.
I figured with competitions starting soon this year that I would run a long cycle to aim to peak for a couple of comps. This is my first time using injectables.
I am currently 4 weeks in and have been running Test E (Renvex labs) at 550mg/wk but still feel like i'm waiting for this to 'kick'. As of this last week i'm also taking HCG 250iu EOD. I have some Tren A on hand as well but do not want to run this until my cycle feels stable.
I also just finished a 'kickstart' of Mechabol at 125mg ED and what a waste of money and liver tissue that has been, absolutely nothing at all from it.
The reason I need advice is that I have been running Arimidex at between 1mg - 0.5mg EOD and I feel terrible! So lethargic, no energy in the gym, can fall asleep really easily any time of day and as of yesterday my joints feel dry and achy. I've had no signs of gyno other than occasional slight itchiness which I imagine is to be expected.
I'm worried that the Arimidex is killing too much estrogen and leaving me in a bad place however without bloods I'll never know! (Bloods appear a doddle in the US!).
Would it be advisable to drop the dose further, say 0.25mg EOD? OR
Given how **** I feel, stop taking an AI all together and see how I feel in a week or so?
Is 550mg Test E and 750-1000iu HCG / week a high enough dose for serious aromatisation to take place?
I have Nolva on hand as well which would at least prevent gyno and allow estrogen levels to climb a bit but then that normally makes me tired too!