Testosterone abuse, in addition to other anabolic-androgenic steroids, has many side effects on health in both men and women as discussed in this article. Yet; some still attempt to take it with the intention of dropping off after reaching their bodily goals; but sorry to tell you; not so fast!
Testosterone withdrawal has negative and sometimes dangerous symptoms when you stop taking it, that’s why there are specialized rehabilitation centers for gradually weaning users off testosterone. The next symptoms are most known, but the severity of each differs from one person to other.
Testosterone withdrawal symptoms
- Mood disorders, mood swings and depression; which is considered one of the most common dangerous symptoms)
- Anorexia (lack or loss of appetite for food leading to health and psychological problems)
- Insomnia (sleeplessness)
- Decreased libido and sex drive
- Muscle and joint pain
- Aggressive and violent behavior
- Loss of muscle gains
- Craving for steroids which lead to continuous abuse
But you still have the chance to naturally boost testosterone levels without such hazardous side effects.
Why are there withdrawal symptoms?
You may have noticed describing these symptoms with the word “withdrawal”, as if we were talking about addictive drug, and part of that is true. According to National Institute on Drug Abuse; steroids can lead to addiction even though they do not cause the same “high” as other drugs.
The main reason anabolic-androgenic steroids cause withdrawal symptoms when stopping them in first please is that outsourcing for a particular hormone creates physical and psychological dependence for it; continuous, long term use of T decreases body’s responsiveness to the drug, and decreases the body’s production of it.
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