Well my postion on this one is that it just takes one badly planned ptc, for a user, to get into his head that he has created ‘damage’ or permament hpta shutdown. A lot of users for example misslead themselves into thinking they have problems, simply because they began their pct to early - i.e. say if a decanoate ester was used for example pct cannot even be started untill about 6 week following the last injection. Many user don’t realise this, and have begun and ended their pct regimines before the 6 week period elapesed and because of this, have convinced themselves that they have ‘damaged’ things.
They then resort to hcg, which causes a brief reprieve in their symptoms, and this leads them to believe that since hcg worked, that is their cure. However once the hcg use is cessated, test levels drop down again, and by this time they are planning their next cycle, and have it firmly planted in their phsyche that they have caused themselves a permament problem. Can you see how easily this can happen?.. Then of course, at the end of his next cycle and all the way through it, the user will use hcg, thinking that more of this stuff will solve his probelm. Post cycle however once everything is cessated, libido still lags. At point this user may end up going to see a specialist. However the specialist isn’t going to review the user’s cycle history, and go ah ha! this is your problem! You didn’t take long enough in the first place to clear your cycle before pct was started! No basically the specialist is just going to treat user based on the symptoms and the blood work he sees. And from this point on the user is deemed ‘hypogonadic’, and is treated as such.
This is just one scenario, but I am sure many can relate to it.
My own experience from now 3 straight years of going on for over nine months of the year each year, would say that the ‘damage’ one accrues from this is not even noticable. I have never while on cycle seen a decrease in libido, or sexual performance, and since using a taper, I don’t have problems post cycle… And that’s following being on form Dec to July or August. In fact the only sides I ever see is a little bit of acne hear and there, not even enough to be really noticeable to somebody else besides my wife. I usually run gear between one and two grams a week. Because I compete, there is always bulking season, then cutting season, and the gear needs to be high for both phases. when I am inbetween, I go off.
I don’t see how anabolic steroids can cause infertility as things return to normal once steroids are stopped. For some it may take longer for than others but eventually they do all return to normal.
The more concerning health aspect for me as I have said before is the potential for acruing damage to the cardiovascular system, which years down the road could be a problem. You may not like to hear it, but this is a definite risk.
Supplementing with just plain testosteone isn’t going to cause damage, when used at conservative doses. I haven’t seen any studies that show elevations in cholesterol at the 300mg per week mark for example, but 600mgt per week would be optimal for growth.
Last thought about a never ending cycle, is that for six weeks into a cycle great gains are achievable. After that the body adjusts to the AAS and gains fall off ot nothing. Yes if you have an up comming show, then there are reasons to continue on high mg AAS. If not, you are only pissing it out, so you mine as well go off or at least cut the dose well down for a while before hitting it hard again, in order to continue to improve.