There are also some who complain of joint pain when using Winstrol. As a steroid that does not aromatize there will be no water retention but the “dry feeling” may not be what many think it is. Most who use the steroid will be physique athletes or gym rats during a cutting phase. They will also typically add it into a plan late in the diet once they’re already lean. Typically, when you become very lean, bodybuilding lean, this makes the joints a little uncomfortable. With or without Winstrol this discomfort could potentially exist. As for pro athletes who have nearly every last steroid at their disposal, remember, if Winstrol weren’t effective in competitive sports so many athletes wouldn’t make it a primary and favorite choice. In fact, the combo of Winstrol with low doses of Nandrolone is a very common stack among many athletes, and this stack will greatly eliminate any potential joint discomfort should it exist.
Then there's the big adverse effect of Winstrol and it surrounds its hepatotoxic nature. Injectable and oral Winstrol are both C17-alpha alkylated (C17-aa) anabolic steroids, and by this nature they must be used for short periods of time and with moderate doses. If your liver is not in a healthy state, you should not touch this or any C17-aa steroid or any C17-aa medication. Further, if you do proceed with supplementation, assuming your liver is healthy, you are strongly encouraged to avoid alcohol consumption and all other C17-aa steroids or medications. Do these things, and if you're a healthy adult most will be fine.