*Side Effects of Cytomel – Hypothyroidism: There has long since been a fear of thyroid medications among many people due to the issue of hypothyroidism, which simply refers to the thyroids inability to manufacture adequate amounts of thyroid hormones. The idea is simple, synthetic thyroid mediations are used, they are discontinued and at this stage the body no longer has the ability to make its own as it has become dependent on the exogenous hormones. Many fear they will become fat and uncontrollably so due to the T3 hormone playing such an important role on the metabolism. When it comes to the side effects of Cytomel, without question this one has been blown beyond out of proportion. It would truly take massive high dose long term use to truly cause hypothyroidism in an otherwise healthy adult. The thyroid will start making its own T3 very rapidly after use is discontinued, and at a much stronger rate than say testosterone after natural testosterone has been suppressed. That aside, in order to facilitate a smooth recovery it’s not a bad idea to drop down to a low dose for a week or two before discontinuing use completely. There’s no need to ramp down, simply drop down to a low maintenance dose and then discontinue.
Masteron will significantly suppress natural testosterone production making exogenous testosterone therapy important when using this steroid. Failure to include exogenous testosterone will lead most men to a low testosterone condition, which not only comes with numerous possible symptoms but is also extremely unhealthy.
As most will use Masteron in a cutting cycle, it’s very common not to want to use a lot of testosterone due to the high levels of estrogenic activity it can provide. If this is the case, you will find a low dose of 100-200mg per week of testosterone to be enough to combat suppression and give you the needed testosterone.
Once Masteron is discontinued and all exogenous steroidal hormones have cleared your system, natural testosterone production will begin again. Prior levels will not return to normal over night, this will take several months. Due to the slow recovery, Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) plans are often recommended. This will speed up the recovery greatly; however, it won’t bring your levels back to their peak, this will still take time. A PCT plan will ensure you have enough testosterone for proper bodily function while your levels continue to naturally rise and significantly cut down on the total recovery time. This natural recovery does assume no prior low testosterone condition existed. It also assumes no damage was done to the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular-Axis (HPTA) through improper supplementation practices.
Effects of steroid withdrawal are known to emulate and kick start many other medical complications as well. Weakness, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea (further resulting in liquid and electrolyte complications), as well as abdominal pain are some of the most common effects that steroid withdrawal is often associated with. Constant decrease in blood pressure which simultaneously causes a person to faint or causes fits and dizziness are other complications the steroid use can cause.
Blood sugar levels are known to have dropped in many people who consume steroids. In women, menstrual changes have been reported widely. Muscle and joint pains, fever, changes in mentality, as well as elevation in calcium levels have been reported in some cases. Gastrointestinal contractions decrease dramatically which may ultimately lead to the swelling of the intestine .