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Post Steroid Cycle Libido Crash
- Updated: January 17, 2016
It has been over two months since I have worked out or used ANY supplements. My hormones are similar to that of a post-menopausal woman. I have stopped taking ALL anabolic and androgenic steroids. This was not by choice but there seemed to be no other option. Last November I met one of the best endocrinologists in Los Angeles who specializes in ant-aging treatments like hormone replacement therapy (HRT). He prescribes testosterone and human growth hormone releasing peptides to most male patients, however I was a rare candidate. The lab results revealed my estrogen levels were off the chart low, progesterone was only .08, and my testosterone remained at 256 even though I came off EVERYTHING ten days before taking the blood test.
In the past three years, I have quit using anabolic steroids with a cold-turkey style detox twice for numerous months each. It’s very important to give the body a break for many reasons. An obvious one is organ longevity but an over-looked reason to completely come off is the rebound affect when going back on gear! It can be similar to your first cycle when the body builds massive amounts of muscle in a short period of time. All receptors are fresh and somewhat new to the experience again. I’m looking forward to that part of my journey, especially if this year’s path leads to the USA’s for my first opportunity at winning a pro card.
Another part of juicing that is deeply missed after crashing hard is sex. My drive used to always be high until female hormones became non-existent in my body. I do not want to masturbate anymore which has made webcam a challenge over these past few months. It used to be a pleasure fucking my tight ass with butt plugs while penetrating my wet pussy with dildos. I usually enjoy giving blowjobs because of my deep-throating skills, but ever since coming off testosterone, nothing excites me anymore. My big clit even shrunk! However, it’s still enlarged minus the piercing.
All the anti-estrogen supplements I had used prior to competing over the years left me barren. It is very important to have the right balance of testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone in both men and women. Get tested and know the facts instead of playing guessing games with your body. These numbers are critical for bodybuilding and managing its side effects. My health discovery led me to a customized prescription cream that will regenerate my hormones in hopes of feeling more normal. It was unfortunate when my libido crashed, there has been no desire for training, and I have had deep feelings of depression. This is not how a champion wants to be remembered! If my 10 years of experience with competitive bodybuilding can help other people with similar issues, then it’s worth being vulnerable and writing this article. Contact me on Twitter @RippedVixen https://twitter.com/RippedVixen with any questions about health, fitness, and diet.
Ripped Vixen started competing on the east coast in 2007 and took 2nd place in her first Bodybuilding show. Since then, she has won two championships in Open Women’s Bodybuilding and the Overall Championship in Figure. Ripped started playing sports at the age of 4 and has been competing ever since. She began a serious lifting program at age 15 which greatly improved her athletic performance on the field. Growing up the Vixen played basketball, field hockey and softball and continued scoring points on the forward line in basketball and field hockey throughout High School. An athletic director recruited her to play for their NCAA Field Hockey team at a local college. While earning a psychology degree she was introduced to a new sport, lacrosse, where RV instantly excelled in defense.
After graduating on the Dean’s List, Ripped Vixen missed that competitive edge she has known her whole life. All that time invested in the gym inspired RV to become a personal trainer. She truly developed a passion for health and fitness. Shortly after acquiring a NASM certification she started her own business personal training. Eight years later, the muscle queen resides in Los Angeles training celebrities for a living. Ripped has fulfilled her dream as a professional bodybuilder in Southern California working out at Gold’s Gym Venice! This is when the growth process really started to change and you could see her physique morph drastically. Fans have inspired Mistress Ripped Vixen to show off her ripped body by performing live on webcam. She flexes her oiled muscles wearing a thong bikini or sexy lingerie. Check out her show times by following @RippedVixen on Twitter!