In some cases, bodybuilders and athletes may choose to use Winstrol for a short time without using any other compounds. This can increase the risk of some Winstrol side effects while decreasing the risk of others. For example, failing to use testosterone alongside your Winstrol may lead to some unwanted side effects associated with low testosterone, such as fatigue or a lowered libido. However, if you choose to forego testosterone, there’s no need to add an AI to your stack, which can make things simpler and save you money. You should be sure to weigh the benefits of using a Winstrol cycle with stacks and the risks of running a Winstrol-only cycle before you make a decision.
Side effects that are a little more exclusive to Winstrol Depot have much to do with the uncomfortable and highly irritating injections (resulting almost exclusively from the suspension format). It is not uncommon to have very sore injection sites in the hours and days following administration, and to have a significant loss of range of motion of that muscle due to the pain. Often times, bodybuilders will even have to shift and schedule workouts around their Winstrol Depot injections, as the muscles injected might be too sore and tender to train soon afterwards. Winstrol itself carries with it comes significant side effects as well, most particularly the significant negative impacts on cholesterol levels in the body. Winstrol is notorious for reducing HDL (good cholesterol) levels and increasing LDL (bad cholesterol) levels in the body, which can contribute to increased risk for cardiovascular disease if left negatively altered for extended periods of time. Proper supplementation with cardiovascular supportive nutrients and compounds are highly advised. Being that Winstrol Depot is also C17AA modified, it does exhibit potential liver toxicity, although less so than its oral counterpart. Regardless, it is highly advised to include proven effective liver support compounds (such as TUDCA and/or NAC) during a cycle of Winstrol Depot.