Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) is the most commonly prescribed fertility drug and specifically classified as a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM). Clomid is primarily used for the fertility treatment of women and has also also found favour in male infertility. Clomid can be given to women who suffer from irregular cycles, or menstrual cycles without ovulation (anovulatory). The way Clomiphene Citrate works with the ovary and aiding in development of an egg follicle is by indirectly increasing Follicle-Stimulating-Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone. As you can see this would become very beneficial for male athletes who have just completed a steroid cycle and want to increase their own natural testosterone production.
Side effects you can expect from this drug would be that of uterine bleeding, headaches, hot flashes, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting, breast discomfort as well as abdominal and pelvic discomfort. Just like Nolvadex, Clomid was reported in clinical trials to show changes in liver enzyme levels, and rare cases hepatic necrosis, hepatitis as well as fatty liver where reported. I personally do not see the benefit of Clomid over Nolvadex in our PCT as all studies clearly point out that Nolvadex does a better job and is a more “pure” SERM, it is also reported that the pituitary requires higher amounts of hypothalamic Gonadotropin-releasing hormone when Clomid is used in order to achieve the same level of LH stimulation when compared to that of Tamoxifen.
The reason one may get Gynecomastia on a 19-nor substances is clearly due to the increase in progesterone. The progesterone receptor is synthesized in response to estrogen, so using Clomid or Nolvadex can and will help to a degree on these compounds as it will help down regulate the progesterone receptor site. As for PCT with Clomid most reports come back stating a daily dose of 100mg be taken for a period of 5-10 days in the start of our Post Cycle Therapy, and in women the usual dose is that of 50mg Clomid taken for a period of 5 days.
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