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Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate)

If you have ever taken Steroids, then chances are you have used Clomid. Clomid is commonly taken either alone or alongside other drugs such as Nolvadex at the end of a cycle to help the body produce Testosterone naturally again. This is commonly referred to as Post Cycle Therapy (PCT).

What is Clomid

Clomid is the registered name for the drug Clomiphene Citrate and belongs to a class of drugs known as SERMs (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators).  First developed to treat female infertility in the 1970’s. Clomid is able to increase the release of gonadotropins which helps increase the possibility of getting pregnant. Clomid also stops the negative feedback of estrogen which results in an increase of LH and FSH (Luteinizing Hormone and Follicle Stimulating Hormone). In males, an increase in both LH and FSH causes the testes to begin producing Testosterone again, which is why Clomid is a popular choice in any PCT.

Clomid can also be used during a cycle to help prevent estrogen related side effects. Many types of Steroids convert to estrogen which can lead to side effects such as Gynecomastia. Clomid can be used to bind to the estrogen receptors, thus preventing the estrogen from binding and causing the growth of breast tissue. Although Clomid can be used effectively as an anti-estrogen, there are better options available, such as Nolvadex.

Clomid for PCT

When Anabolic Steroids are taken, the bodies natural Testosterone production is suppressed. Although the body can start producing testosterone naturally again on its own, it can take a long time. This is why a PCT is done, to speed up the process. Having low Testosterone levels after a cycle can lead to a number of problems, such as depression, low libido and muscle loss.

Using Clomid after your cycle will help your body produce Testosterone and speed up the recovery time. It must be noted that your bodies Testosterone production won’t be 100% back to normal after completing a PCT, it will still take a while for everything to return back to normal.

Clomid can either be used alone as a PCT or combined with other drugs such as Nolvadex, HCG and Aromasin. The type of PCT needed will depend on what Steroids were used, the dosages and length of time. Please read this article to find out more about PCT.

Side Effects of Clomid

While most users can tolerate the side effects of Clomid quite well, more sensitive users may experience some side effects such as

  • Headaches
  • Hot flashes
  • Nausea
  • Uterine bleeding in women (this is a rare side effect)
  • Problems with vision

Data shows that problems with vision occur in around 1 to 1.5% of Clomid users. This issue is usually described by users as either blurred or hazy vision. It is advised to stop Clomid immediately if this side effect occurs, once stopped your vision should return to normal shortly after stopping.