Currently into my 6th week of eq. Loaded it in at 100mg...skipped a day...again...skipped 2 days...again...skipped 3 days...etc. Now they are 7 days apart. This is not my first eq cycle and in the past I have had good quality gains from it with little to no water retention. One week ago I started 10mg of anavar(which I have also ran before...just at 5mg a day) and 1iu of growth a day(this is my first time with growth). I'm even splitting that up with one shot in the a.m. and one in the p.m. Since adding the anavar and HGH I have gained about 5pounds! My face and lower stomach look slightly puffy/bloated which is driving me insane. If I were a man that may not be such a big deal...but as women we don't handle that type of thing so well. Granted I decreased the var dose down to 5mg a day and cut the eq back to 75mg weekly since this gain. I eat clean(cheat meal maybe one every 10 days) and I workout 5-6 days a week so clearly this is not bodyfat right? No cardio yet but that starts next week. I lift heavy so some of this for sure can be muscle but I would have to assume most of this is water??? The only thing new in this current cycle is the HGH but at 1iu a day I wouldn't think that would cause that kind of gain. Any advice on which one or if all could be causing this? And will this subside once everything gets in my system and my body has time to adjust?? Where to go from here advice would be greatly appreciated!! Also...as soon as I started the anavar at 10mg a day and the hgh at 1iu a day I started with a slight sore throat. That's another reason I dropped the anavar back to 5mg a day and the EQ at 75mg a week. The sore throat hasn't gotten any worse but it also hasn't gone away.