Originally marketed as Extremestane to the medical community, this breast cancer drug is more commonly known as Aromasin. In certain breast cancers, estrogen fuels the growth of cancer cells. This is especially true after chemotherapy. Aromasin, as an aromatase inhibitor, is used to decrease the amount of estrogen in the body, thereby halting the growth or return of breast cancer.
While it was designed primarily for post-menopausal women trying to get rid of breast cancer, the fact that Aromasin can cut estrogen production has made it very popular with the bodybuilding and steroid-using communities. The beauty of Aromasin is that is WORKS and it usually works NOW! So if you feel like you need to get your estrogen in check rather quickly Aromasin is probably your nest bet. Its great to have around for estrogenic flare-ups buy Arimidex or Nolvadex are better at general management of estrogen.
How to use Aromasin
Steroid users focus on supplementing with Aromasin both during and immediately after a cycle.
After synthetically supplementing for a cycle, your own natural production of testosterone will be significantly lower and your body will need time to reboot your testosterone production. In the meantime, estrogen will be looking to bounce back as well. This is where an Extremestane PCT can help.
Using an Aromasin PCT without anabolic steroids will help to keep estrogen levels down long enough for your own production of testosterone to be restored. This will ensure you avoid the crazy gyno-based side effects of anabolic steroids such as man boobs.
A standard Aromasin dosage is between 10mg to 25mg with most newbies focusing on dosages between 10mg to 15mg.
5 Aromasin side effects
Just because Aromasin can help you avoid some of the side effects associated with anabolic steroid use, that doesn’t mean it won’t cause trouble of its own. Let’s take a look at five of the most common Aromasin side effects.
1. Random musculoskeletal pain
During clinical trials, subjects were reporting musculoskeletal pain when receiving a treatment of Aromasin. And it wasn’t just one study; multiple studies have confirmed that the use of Aromasin might result in random pain throughout the body.
In one study, subjects were complaining the most about pain in the joints and connective tissue, elbows, wrists, and ankles. These results are echoed online in bodybuilding forums as some users complain about pain in the knees and wrists – two places you really don’t want to be hurting if you’re squatting or bench pressing.
2. Anxiety and depression
While no official studies have connected Aromasin with a decline in cognitive function, there are plenty of average Joe’s who reported an increase in anxiety and depression while taking the medication.
What’s more, if you jump on to any bodybuilding or steroid forums, you’ll find plenty of people saying the same thing: that Aromasin causes feelings of anxiety, paranoia and depression.
3. Blood pressure spikes
While this side effect isn’t unique to Aromasin (in fact most aromatase inhibitors have been shown to increase blood pressure), it’s still worth mentioning, as it can cause serious complications.
Anabolic steroids are notorious for increasing blood pressure and putting strain on your cardiovascular system. Now add to that the same side effect from Aromasin. High blood pressure puts extra stress on your heart and blood vessels. Over time, especially if you’re using several cycles of steroids and Aromasin, this can increase your risk of suffering from a heart attack or stroke.
Don’t just take our word for it; Studies show that one of the most common side effects of Aromasin is an increase in blood pressure and triglycerides.