I am planning on doing my first cycle of dianabol in a couple of weeks. Given I am only 18, I am just worried about long term hormonal damage done to the pituitary gland and testes. However, I have done 3 cycles of pro hormones before and proved my body to be quite resilient. However I know that dianabol being one of the top 3 most powerful orals, there could be a significant difference. I really got to thinking though... What is the difference between a woman taking birth control and a man taking steroids? Each are synthetic hormones injected into the body and shut down ovary/testicle function depending on obviously if you are a male or female.
Now, oral anabolics are double methylated to bypass the liver on its first run through the liver... Oral birth control (being a hormone) MUST have a double methylated fixation to it in order to bypass the liver as well, correct? Either way, both would prove to have a certain liver toxicity. Is it just that estrogen/estriadol (whichever it is in O.B.C) is less toxic than a powerful anabolic oral steroid??
And why then do steroids have the 'stereotype' if you will, of screwing up your hormones no matter the age-but especially in young adults like me- but birth control does not? I mean some girls start birth control when they're only 13! That has to screw some shit up in respect to long term hormonal damage. I've read articles of women having problems menstruating and normal body function after 5, 10, or even 15+ years of taking B.C. Which is totally understandable.
Because if a man does a cycle of steroids even 5 years, I would have no doubt that they would have done permanent lasting damage done, and would then have to rely on test replacement for the rest of their life. Now if anybody would know an answer to these questions, I would very much so like a response. I am currently enrolled in college taking my pre-med courses. And am aspiring to be a medical doctor so I am not ignorant to these types of discussions and would like legitimate answers, Thank you.
- Why would an oral steroid be any more toxic than an oral birth control, and is O.B.C double methylated? And if not, then why?
- Why is there stigma around steroids and not birth control of causing lasting damage, even with a 6-8 week cycle, when women take B.C. for 10 years plus?
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I'm currently 5'8" and 175 pounds. I got my bench up to 315 naturally and my squat to 420 when I was 17. After my best cycle of pro-hormones, my max 1 rep bench was 375 and my squat was around 500 (Given I never maxed out on squat nor did major strength promoting workouts for my legs. I focused on my size) And I was 185 pounds and around 11 percent body fat. I am just looking to get back and a lot ahead of what I lost after not working out for 3 months after my last football season and want to keep as many gains as possible. I've been working out for about 3 months again and just feel like its time to get my body back.