Another way that steroids are used is something called stacking. In stacking you use various types of these substances that are similar to testosterone known as anabolic steroids to try to achieve a similar effect and you might stack on a cycle. These type of high-dose products have the impact of increasing testosterone in the blood, which can lead to a muscle growth and some useful things, but at the same time, they send a message to the testicle, “Stop producing testosterone. We’ve got plenty in our bloodstream so shut down.” As part of that same process, those stem cells, the spermatogonia that are making sperms, are also told, “Slow down or stop”. And sometimes if you do a high enough dose for long enough, those cells never get the message that they are supposed to restart.
Early on when taking these drugs (hormones), you can simplistically think of the medication as "supplementing" your body's own production of corticosteroids. With time, your body realizes you are getting all of the corticosteroids you need in pill or intravenous form, and your body sends a message to stop producing your own natural corticosteroids. If these drugs are suddenly stopped, you not only are not getting the prescription, but it can take a significant amount of time before your body realizes that it needs to make its own corticosteroids again.
I totally understand what kind of job you had. I work at a Wally World distribution center. Started in shipping, loading about 3 to 4 full semi’s a day. Didn’t know how much weight I loaded. Then switched to non conveyable. When in dog food, I’d stack about 60k/lbs in 12 hours. That was MUCH easier than shipping. My first year, I struggled. Then I talked to my bro-in-law, who is a personal trainer, found and I started to do good. I was taking creatine and C4 prior to work, and took an Animal Pak with UniLiver every break, while eating protien every 3-4 hours. This brought me to Muscle for Life and The Books. I’m in maintenance department now, and are about to join a gym. I’ve been wanting to get the Legion multi’s and switch to Legion supplements. I’m about done reading BLS, and are gonna start the year one challenge. I’ve aready bought BBLS and Shredded Chef. I get excited every time I think about my goals.