IPEDS – the effects

Effects

Unlike most drugs Steroids don’t provide an instant change in physical or mental state, so users don’t experience a ‘high’.  Depending on the particular compound used users may experience increased muscle growth and strength, fat loss, increased sex drive, and feelings of confidence.

However, the user will experience the opposite effect once they stop using – loss of muscle mass, strength, and sex drive, and a significant loss of confidence.  This reaction is often referred to as the ‘crash’, and although it can be managed to a point using additional substances to restore natural balance known as post cycle therapy (PCT), it can often be a trigger to continue using without a break, which increases the risk of harmful side effects or can trigger a return to using without a sufficient break.