To understand how Nolvadex Tamoxifen can speed recovery, it’s important to understand how inhibition occurs, and how it may be reversed by a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) such as Nolvadex Tamoxifen.
What happens in an anabolic steroid cycle? Here, the hypothalamus will always sense abnormally high androgen, and may sense abnormally high estrogen as well. It therefore shuts down LH production, so testosterone production shuts down as well.
All of the good protocols first use a higher dose, and then an ongoing lower dose of 20 mg/day. The reason for this is that when taking the drug, the amount in one’s system isn’t simply the amount just taken, but also a buildup of about six days’ worth from previous dosings. At the start of usage that buildup isn’t there, and neither will the efficacy unless this is accounted for. If not accounted for, it takes weeks for levels to build up.
One method of correcting for this is to take a total of 120 mg on the first day, as three doses of 40 mg. This promptly gets levels to about the same as would eventually be arrived at with 20 mg/day dosing. After this, dosing is the standard 20 mg/day.
Another method to quickly obtain proper levels is to use double dosing for a limited time. I recommend only four days of it, as that is all that is needed, but many authors recommend two weeks. (This however overshoots the levels that result from ongoing 20 mg/day use.)
Dosing should continue until confident that natural testosterone production has been fully restored. It’s reasonable to plan for 30 days’ use, but more or less may be needed.
Please do realize that using more Nolvadex than the above does not give better results. Thee is absolutely no reason to use more than I’ve recommended. Doing so can only worsen side effects.
Side effects even at correct dosing can include vision disturbance and reduction of libido. If vision disturbance is experienced, Nolvadex use should be discontinued immediately and an anti-aromatase such as Arimidex Anastrozole or Femara Letrozole should be used instead.
Prior to the advent of affordable anti-aromatases, Nolvadex Tamoxifen was also popular as an anti-gynecomastia agent. Today, it’s best to use an anti-aromatase as a preventative, but if gyno symptoms flare up during a cycle, immediate treatment with Nolvadex can be helpful. Dosing for this use is as with PCT.