I wanted to start a thread about this, but forgot. This has reminded me and i’ll just post here.
Many guys come here with all the results/gains of a cycle but are disappointed they didn’t ‘feel’ anything. This is a big misconception among new users.
I think the problem is that AAS dont ‘feel’ like much as all… I remember my first injection, it was Sust and having been a hardcore IV drug user before this, i was waiting to ‘feel’ something… but nothing came, not that day, not the next… however for me i did get gyno symptoms, increased sex drive, increased confidence - but all in the most natural and subtle way, it doesnt feel like a drug doing it, it just ‘feels’ like you. What does a ‘you’ feeling feel like?!
The feelings that SOME get (some dont) are so subtle, it is like a totally natural thing - not like coke or any drug one might take that adds confidence/wellbeing (coke being one of the most subtle recreational drugs - and many here will have tried it, thus the use for it as a comparison) as Testosterone works by a totally different mechanism than these drugs which go and secrete dopamine or seratonin or adrenaline - all mood stabilizing hormones.
The feelings of wellbeing, aggression, heightened libido are NOT all present in ALL people ALL the time.
For example, imagine there are 3 users on the same exact products, say organon deca and schering proviron. One may feel great, one may feel run-down and the third may feel nothing. Of the ones that have a ‘feeling’ this feeling is so subtle it is difficult to tell if it is caused by the drug or just your particular mood, your particular brain chemistry that month - and is why after 2-4 weeks we get alot of posters saying they dont think their gear is real as they dont ‘feel’ anything - ignoring the increases in strength and size that the drug is used for and looking for the side effects to judge legitimacy!
Often a man will gain 10-15lbs from a cycle and complain that their gear was bunk - well IMO, if one gains even just 10lbs of lean muscle in only 2 months then there is something going on, many articles suggest a gain of 1-2lbs a week is achieveable naturally… try it and see if this is the case for 8-12 weeks solid. It isnt.
It is the stories of 30lb gains (including water, everytime kids) and rampant sex drives… but these are often reported by either those who have used AAS enough (often years) to differentiate between different drugs and the different psychological effects they might have on that individual, OR those who happen to GET these particular side effects strongly (water gain and libido increase are both side effects, albeit not too unpleasant).
However as i mentioned not all will be affected by the same drugs the ame, so some may not get acne or gyno but will get increased pore size and aggression - where the next may get acne and gyno but no libido increase and MPB. The next man may get all side effects and minimal growth comparatively, and another may get no sides and maximum growth or any combination of all above.
Different drugs affect different people in different ways, this cannot be said enough, and is important to anyone who takes anything from asprin to amphetamines - as for one person asprin will ease a headache, for the next it can cause an allergic reaction… This is a fact. And is simple… add in other variables as cheap, poor quality labs producing gear, compared to human grade gear from some UG labs… and you get confusion in those inexperienced with how their bodies react to the different substances.
We take steroids (at least i do) primarily to increase muscle mass, strength and body composition. All other effects are after thoughts IMO, and count yourself lucky if you dont experience a high incidence of side effects.
Even a high libido can be a curse for many many men on AAS.