Post Cycle Therapy with Clomid, Nolvadex and HCG
Clomid is one of the most popular drugs used post-cycle by
bodybuilders. Clomiphene citrate, stimulates the production of
FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone),
which together stimulate the production of testosterone in
the testes. Additionally, Clomid has anti-estrogenic properties
and will help with water retention and protect (somewhat)
Arimidex or Nolvadex (tamoxifen) are
recommended to protect from bitch tits throughout the cycle.
Clomid can be used throughout the cycle, but must be used
afterwards. If the cycle consists of orals and water-based
gear only, the Clomid cycle should started within hours of
the last tablet/injection. With oil-based gear, one has to wait
until the levels of the drug in the body diminish, based upon
the half-life of the drug. For example, 3-4 weeks after an
omnadren or deca durabolin shot. Or two weeks after
an enanthate (testosterone or primo) or 3-4 days after gear
with a propionate ester, et cetera.
The duration of a Clomid cycle is typically 2-4 weeks, starting
with as high as 300mg on the first day or two, 100mg ed
for 1-2 weeks, followed by 50mg ed for a further week or more.
Additionally, Nolvadex may be used post cycle in conjunction
with Clomid, typically 20mg for every 50mg of Clomid taken.
For those unable to use Clomid post cycle, whether due to side
effects such as blurred vision or lack of availability, Nolvadex
may be used. A typical dose would start at 60mg per day
for 1-2 weeks followed by a week of 40mg ed and finally
a week at 20mg ed.
Finally, one can use Pregnyl, or
Human Chronic Gonadotropin, to kick start production of testosterone and treat atrophied testicles. 1000iu a day for 1-2 weeks seems to work best, followed by a Clomid/Nolvadex cycle starting a week after the final injection.