I'm 39 and on my second cycle. It's been 2 years since my first cycle and it went great. 500mg/wk test e at 2X250mg Mon and Thurs. Didn't have any PIP with the first cycle but I forget the source and the carrier oil.
I started this cycle about 3 weeks ago, same dose and frequency, but it's not going nearly as smooth. The first issue is PIP. It's bad. Real bad. The PIP starts the next day and progressively gets worse up to 3 days after injection, at which point I can barely walk, and tapers off after day 5. The pain is very similar to DOMS only magnified. I tried sub-q at .5ml EOD but the derm reaction is just as bad. I now have 2 huge welts that hurt like hell and are taking their time clearing up. The carrier oil is MCT and the gear is UGL grade, not pharma. Do you guys think the hellish reaction I've been getting could be from my body not agreeing with the carrier oil?
The other issue I'm having could be nothing or it could mean a lot. On my first cycle, I felt great and I could feel the test kicking in at about 2 weeks. Like a general Alpha feeling, lots of confidence. This time, nothing. Honestly, I only have one effect that indicates that it is indeed test, increase semen volume. Other than that, nothing. Libido is in the toilet, but that could be from constantly being in pain. Idk, my libido has been in the toilet for years anyways. I should probably be on TRT anyways. I know the long esters can take a while for the effects to show, but I have no morning wood at 3 week. I think that's kind of telling. My point is, I think my gear might be bunk. My plan at this point is to order pharm grade gear, test c, and go down to 250mg/wk until it arrives. I looked around for reviews of my source but can't find anything that doesn't ring out like bullshit. They aren't even listed here. Would love some constructive advice and am open to a conversation about it.