HPTA shutdown

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    Mar 30, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    so, Im gonna be starting a dbol only cycle soon most probs, but one thing worries me, and that is my testosterone axis being shut down. Of course, with the higher test levels, my natural test production will be shut down and then when I come off, I'll start a tamoxifen regime of PCT. However, one thing still worries me. What are the chances of my test axis being fucked forever? Im still a young man and obviously don't want that. How long would it usually take for a 25 year old to recover? Is permanent HPTA shutdown something I should be worried about when just on a moderately low does of dbol for an 8 week cycle?
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    Apr 05, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    man, so many views, no replies.
  • Hunkymonkey

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    Apr 05, 2011 8:40 PM GMT
    nothing to worry about if you do proper pct. a short dbol cycle isn't going to shut you down for more than a few months.
  • Halcyonz

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    Apr 05, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    Probably not the best place for such questions. . . if you do your research, you'll know the proper forums to ask such things.

    However. . . .

    1) Are you scared of needles? Dbol only cycles are dumb and not worth it. Imo, if you can't stick yourself. . . just stay away from aas completely.

    2) Yes, your HPTA will be shut down and you need to do a proper PCT cycle (

    3) Your axis isn't going to be "fucked forever." If you're worried about testicular shrinkage and bouncing back faster, look into HCG.

    and again. . . ask those questions on a reputable aas forum. . . and prepare for a shit ton of flames as well.
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    Apr 05, 2011 9:00 PM GMT
    I'll echo the above comments and add this: d-bol's nickname is "bitch tits in a bottle" and that IS permanent...well takes surgery to remove it. I can think of a handful of 20-something year old dumbasses in my gym alone with bitch tits both from d-bol and piss poor pct. Youtube gynocomastia for a taste. There are a lot of there things to consider too. Bottom line, if you're going to do aas you'd better do a lot of homework prior.
  • Hunkymonkey

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    Apr 07, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    Well, not everyone has a bad reaction to dbol. I have a mild reaction (sore nipples), so I nolvadex stops it from going anywhere. But more severe cases can benefit from arimidex, aromasin, or femara. After that, surgery.