Effects of steroid withdrawal are known to emulate and kick start many other medical complications as well. Weakness, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea (further resulting in liquid and electrolyte complications), as well as abdominal pain are some of the most common effects that steroid withdrawal is often associated with. Constant decrease in blood pressure which simultaneously causes a person to faint or causes fits and dizziness are other complications the steroid use can cause.
Blood sugar levels are known to have dropped in many people who consume steroids. In women, menstrual changes have been reported widely. Muscle and joint pains, fever, changes in mentality, as well as elevation in calcium levels have been reported in some cases. Gastrointestinal contractions decrease dramatically which may ultimately lead to the swelling of the intestine .
• Acne (especially for prepubertal males and females)
• Bladder irritability
• Changes in alkaline phosphatase
• Changes in libido
• Chronic priapism
• Increases in aspartate aminotransferase (AST, SGOT), serum bilirubin, and alanine aminotransferase (ALT, SGPT)
• Inhibition of testicular function
• Retention of serum electrolytes (calcium, phosphate, potassium and sodium chloride)
• Testicular atrophy and oligospermia