One last point: Because steroids have all these side effects, a lot of abusers will then take other drugs to offset the effect—steroid abuse causes you to grow man-boobs, so people take another drug to mitigate those side effects. Guys who take steroids often also take augmenting drugs to decrease estrogen production or to improve athletic performance even further, like human growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor 1, insulin, erythropoietin, stimulants, diuretics, levothyroxine, and/or gamma-hydroxybutyrate, according to the study in FP Essentials . That means on top of all these side effects of steroids, most abusers are also looking at a whole separate list of effects from their peripheral drug habits.
For one reason or another many people believe some anabolic androgenic steroids do not suppress testosterone and this simply isn't so. It is true, the level of suppression varies with each form; for example, Deca-Durabolin will suppress production completely after one dose, while milder steroids such as Anavar only suppress slightly but slightly is still suppression. In our case here, one of the often forgotten Dianabol side effects is in-fact testosterone suppression. It will not suppress to the degree of Nandrolone or Trenbolone but it is more than enough to warrant a need for exogenous testosterone therapy .
Acne is often present. Acne conglobata is a particularly severe form of acne that can develop during steroid abuse or even after the drug has been discontinued. Infections are a common side effect of steroid abuse because of needle sharing and unsanitary techniques used when injecting the drugs into the skin. These are similar risks to IV drug abusers with increased potential to acquire blood-borne infections such as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS . Skin abscesses may occur at injection sites and may spread to other organs of the body. Endocarditis or an infection of the heart valves is not uncommon.