If you have used a compound like Dianabol in the past and experienced rapid gains, you may be in for a surprise when it comes to Deca Durabolin. Much of the rapid gains that other steroids provide are temporary and in the form of water weight; any muscle gains tend to fall off slowly as soon as you end your cycle. When you buy Deca Durabolin, you may only gain 10 pounds during a 12-week cycle, but those 10 pounds are solid, high quality muscle that is easy to maintain with the right diet and exercise routine. The average gain during a 12-week minimum cycle at a dose of 300mg per week is between eight and 12 pounds, so if you use a larger dose, you may gain up to 20 pounds.
Unfortunately, Deca Durabolin usage very commonly has the adverse side effect of interfering with recovery of natural testosterone production after a steroid cycle . Adverse side effect on libido and/or erectile function is also common, but typically only when dosage is at least 200-400 mg/week or when the drug is used alone at any effective dose. Problems are worse when Deca is not combined with testosterone or substantial doses of more androgenic compounds such as trenbolone , Masteron , or Dianabol . There is wide individual variability in response with regard to side effects on libido and erectile function. Depression of mood is also possible.