Each user experiences their own unique feelings when using steroids and coming off the drug. When someone chooses to stop using they can experience a variety of withdrawal symptoms linked to addiction. Symptoms can include mood swings, fatigue, restlessness, loss of appetite, insomnia, reduced sex drive, the desire to take more steroids, and depression. Evidence for steroid addiction is certainly not as strong as it is for other drugs like cocaine or heroin. Though it is clear that people develop a tolerance and dependence on them and willingly experience negative consequences when using steroids - both of which are signs for drug dependence.
In general it has been found that oral steroids are more likely to prove detrimental to cardiovascular health than injectable forms of non C-17 alkyl steroids. In this regard it is important to point out that estrogen is actually known to have a positive effect on cholesterol levels, enhancing HDL levels, and keeping LDL levels under control. It is when aromatase inhibitors in ancillary compounds come into play during the steroid cycles that the individual is at risk of cardio-vascular diseases owing to estrogen levels being subdued. Further, it has been seen that when the individual is committed to a healthy diet that supports desired cholesterol levels during the steroid cycle , the risk of cardiovascular disease arising from steroid use can be kept under control.
The side effects of Proviron will include the suppression of natural testosterone production, but it’s not as cut and dry compared to many steroids . The use of anabolic steroids, any anabolic steroid will suppress natural production; however, the rate of suppression varies greatly from one steroid to the next. In the case of Mesterolone, the total rate of suppression can be so minimal it can be insignificant. With standard Proviron doses, which normally fall in the 50-150mg per day range, the total suppression of natural testosterone production should be minimal of relatively no concern. When the dose surpasses the 150mg mark this will create a greater level of suppression, but there is no reason for any man to need a dose greater than 150mg per day. In theory, assuming your natural testosterone levels are in the high end optimal range, the individual could implement a cycle of Proviron and a moderate suppressive steroid at a low dose such as Anavar and forgo the need of exogenous testosterone supplementation. However, the Anavar dose would need to be very low and natural levels very high. Most men will still need exogenous testosterone, especially when we consider standard anabolic steroid cycles .