Clomid is a drug that has an anti-estrogenic effect. Initially, this drug was created as a medicine for the treatment of women’s infertility, but today it is often used not for its intended purpose.
Clomid for Post Cycle Therapy (PCT)
The drug Clomid is often used by people who, for some reason, use steroid drugs. Basically, they are bodybuilders. Steroids make the body work harder than usual with synthetic testosterone. As a result, natural testosterone in the body begins to be produced in much smaller quantities than expected. When the cycle of taking steroid drugs is over, the body experiences stress and a large lack of testosterone, which was previously got from outside and serious adverse reactions can occur as a result.
PCT helps to normalize the production of testosterone hormones in the body and is an important integral step in steroid therapy.
If after taking steroids you do not undergo post-cyclic therapy, then your body may need a very long period of time to normalize important processes associated with hormones, and there is no guarantee that hormonal processes will be completely recovered.
Clomid is an effective drug, used by bodybuilders having a low level of testosterone production after steroid therapy. Its components and active substance stimulate the production of natural testosterone in the human’s body.
The use of Clomid is a part of steroid therapy. It helps to prevent the occurrence of side effects caused by steroid medications.
PCT helps to restore endogenous testosterone levels and avoid adverse reactions such as weight gain, mood swings, weakness, muscle mass sweating and others.
The period of taking Clomid and the dosage are individual for each distinct case. Before using this medication, it is recommended to consult a doctor. Typically, Clomid begins to be taken in high dosage, gradually lowering it. The fact, which steroid you have taken, also plays a significant role, since different steroids have different half-live periods and actions in the human’s body. You can start taking Clomid only when the steroid action in the body has completely stopped.
Clomid Dosage for PCT
At the beginning of the PCT cycle, the dosage of Clomid usually reaches up to 150 mg per day. This dosage is used for 2 weeks, but in some cases the period can be reduced to 1 week. Over the next 1-2 weeks, the dose is reduced to 50-100 mg. Then, over the next 1-2 weeks, the dose is reduced to 50 mg.
Commonly, the PCT course lasts for a total of 4-6 weeks. Taking the drug you should follow the recommendations of a specialist, who monitors your physical shape and health.
Sometimes, if bodybuilders notice that Clomid is not effective enough, then they use it in combination with other drugs in order to get a more positive result in restoring hormonal processes in the body.
Since Clomid was originally created to treat infertility within women, most side effects are indicated in accordance with the original purpose. For women, possible side effects may include an enlarged thyroid gland and an increased susceptibility to skin cancer. It is not known whether the use of Clomid will lead to these reactions within men as such cases were not identified.
There is some risk to get such adverse reactions as irritability and depression, vision problems,
Another side effect that men may experience is acne. However, acne can occur not from the action of the drug itself, but from an increase in the production of testosterone that the drug is aimed at.