Do you regret it?

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Question; does anyone here regret taking gear. It’s a big leap, and insight is appreciated
 
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Personally I never regretted any of the stuff I took. I made the decision to do it after carefully weighing what it would do to me.
 
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Not for one moment. I regret things I DID while taking gear. Getting an infection, buying bad ****, quitting bodybuilding, etc.

But when it’s good brother it’s so great. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
 

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Regret if your training And diet are not spot on now. Anyone can gain and look great on gear but can you maintain any resemblance when off? Reason most don't come off.
 
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I'm very happy with my choices. Love the day of a new cycle 😁😁😁😁
 

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I regret not being smart about my early cycles. Now that I know what I am doing, I know it can be done safely, with maximum results, and few sides.
 
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I regret taking gear on and off between the ages of 18 and 21. Absolutely. I shut my self down to get strong, a lot bigger, and then end losing 30 pounds (on and off).
 
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Regret going apesh*t with a gram of test/tren a week for 2.5 months. That plus the caber sending me into sex fiend mode almost ruined my life.

I do not regret finding gear. Run at reasonable doses, the confidence boost has changed my life.
 
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Like anything in life, harm reduction, research and preparation will reduce complications. I had a natural test of 800+ until I was 35 because I did a little research prior to my late 20s cycles. I think I was almost too cautious because now at 40, I have some pretty good looking labs and I know when to stop or slow down.
So pretty much no regret at all at this point. However, it’s just a matter of time before I start doing damage that will shorten my life. The heart, no matter what anyone says, doesn’t like long term aas use. I feel like if I were smart, I’d get to my goal on the next 2 years and then drop down to a TRT dose and stay there for good.
 
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I regret taking gear when I was still too fat and untrained. The sides outweighed any gains.
Lesson learned: Lower your BF% first and get in shape, then jump on gear.
I also regret not having used proviron with every cycle. Its like lube for anal sex.
 
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Regret going apesh*t with a gram of test/tren a week for 2.5 months. That plus the caber sending me into sex fiend mode almost ruined my life.

I do not regret finding gear. Run at reasonable doses, the confidence boost has changed my life.
Sounds like fun. :)
 
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Nope never, no regrets here.

Frankly, knowing what I know now I prob would of ran more...but smarter cycles if that makes any sense
 
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Quite a combo huh?
Preparing for a run this winter, but I'm expecting it will be! For some reason I've been scared of using real GH/slin in the past. But after 10yrs experience, I'm more than prepared for it.
 
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Starting TRT at 22, yes and no. I both regret it and I don’t. I wish I had planned better and researched better, and listened more to others and my body but I also knew the risks going in to it as well so I’m not upset by it.
 
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TRT wise, I started at 30. Felt I should’ve researched and started even younger. Never regretted starting it at all but I regret using HCG in the beginning as it caused miserable cystic acne which, once controlled with acutane, took years for the scars to fade. I eventually covered my whole back with ink though...and I also don’t use HCG now, gave up after a year or two of use. E2 and acne sides were terrible.
 
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I waited until I was 40, and a few years of research. A divorce is what tipped me over the edge! Now I’m 42 and in better shape and having the time of my life and getting ass and living my 20’s (which I didn’t get to do because teenage dad) and feel amazing! So no, I don’t regret it one bit
 
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I waited until I was 40, and a few years of research. A divorce is what tipped me over the edge! Now I’m 42 and in better shape and having the time of my life and getting ass and living my 20’s (which I didn’t get to do because teenage dad) and feel amazing! So no, I don’t regret it one bit
I agree with this. Cycled heavily from 30-35 and jumped on for good 35, and I don’t regret how I feel and look at 40, and can easily keep up with a early 30s freak. Love it.
 
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Started cycling in my early 20's. Took a couple years off and cycled again...started trt about 1 year ago. No regrets so far. I'm constantly surprised with how awesome I feel. Dealing with stress, sleep quality, sack time, ability to keep up with my kids, etc. Takes a bit to get everything dialed in but its incredible once you do. I wish more docs were up to date on this subject - a lot more men could change their lives for the better.
 
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Started cycling in my early 20's. Took a couple years off and cycled again...started trt about 1 year ago. No regrets so far. I'm constantly surprised with how awesome I feel. Dealing with stress, sleep quality, sack time, ability to keep up with my kids, etc. Takes a bit to get everything dialed in but its incredible once you do. I wish more docs were up to date on this subject - a lot more men could change their lives for the better.
Nope! I lived before my anabolic career. Lots of women, partying and traveling the world, on my own dime no less. Oh and lots and lots of DRUGS!! I ran my first cycle when i was 39 years old. I have no regrets about being on trt at 47 years old.
 
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Nope! I lived before my anabolic career. Lots of women, partying and traveling the world, on my own dime no less. Oh and lots and lots of DRUGS!! I ran my first cycle when i was 39 years old. I have no regrets about being on trt at 47 years old.
I hear ya brother! I used early bc of college athletics and then took years off to have some back surgeries and what you just said...party and drugs! Lol...not the traveling thing bc the drugs cost way too much $$. If that profile pic is you at 47 I think you've pretty much got it down!
 
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I hear ya brother! I used early bc of college athletics and then took years off to have some back surgeries and what you just said...party and drugs! Lol...not the traveling thing bc the drugs cost way too much $$. If that profile pic is you at 47 I think you've pretty much got it down!
I hope your back is treating you better these days. Yeah that’s me brother. I’ve got a log going if your interested?
 
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Link your log bro.
You mean here? Copy/paste
 
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You mean here? Copy/paste
Awesome....title looks intriguing! Thanks
 
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I regret wasting time on **** cycles.
I fell in love bc there wasn’t Andros and Sarms. There was just 1-AD, SD and epistane. Went right to the good stuff and it was easy to quickly move on to test and other good injectables...
 

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I fell in love bc there wasn’t Andros and Sarms. There was just 1-AD, SD and epistane. Went right to the good stuff and it was easy to quickly move on to test and other good injectables...
My first cycle was test and Masteron, good cycle, got gains I kept. But after that I wasted time on bs I shouldn’t have, luckily I found SD so now I can straighten out even the worst cycle ;)
 
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Guess I’m alone in this. I regret gear in that indulging in my narcissism wasn’t the best option. I don’t know what kind of damage I’ve done, but as far as I can tell, none permanent. Still, was it worth it? No. Been clean several years now and live it. I’m not as big or strong as I used to be, but I want to do as much as I possibly can and live as long as I can independently to see my kids live as adults themselves. Is potentially taking a few years off my life worth looking better now? Absolutely not. My family is worth more than my vanity.
 

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