Gynecomastia- Water retention is not one of the Masteron side effects. In fact, the lack of progestin and the non-aromatization of Masteron makes its estrogenic side effects next to none. High blood pressure resulting from gynecomastia is removed as one of the side effects as a result. While anti-estrogenic in nature, depending on one’s specific stack, another dedicated anti-estrogenic may be required.
DHT related- The androgenic properties of Drostanolone can be responsible for the following Masteron side effects: acne, aggression, body hair, accelerated hair loss (men predisposed to male pattern baldness may find the condition expedited by Masteron).
*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.
Although the primary side effects of Masteron revolve around genetic response, this hormone can potentially be very damaging to cholesterol more so than many injectable anabolic steroids. However, it should not have as strong of an effect as most oral steroids. Masteron can significantly increase LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) as well as significantly reduce HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol). If you suffer from high cholesterol you should not supplement with Masteron. If you are healthy enough for use, you should do all you can to promote the continuation of healthy levels. This means incorporating plenty of cardiovascular training into your routine, limiting saturated fats and simple sugars, as well as consuming plenty of omega fatty acids. Daily fish oil supplementation is highly recommended as is a cholesterol antioxidant supplement.