- Mood swings
- Serious depression
- Fatigue and excessive sleeping
- Loss of appetite
- Trouble sleeping or insomnia
- Decreased sex drive
- Cravings for steroids
If a person presents with manic or psychotic symptoms before or early in the detox process, their doctor may prescribe small amounts of antipsychotic or anti-manic medicines to ease their withdrawal symptom. Psychosis related to steroid abuse typically resolves after two weeks at most, so long-term prescriptions are not necessary.
The most problematic symptom during anabolic steroid withdrawal is depression, so this condition may be treated with an SSRI antidepressant if it persists after the detox process is complete. Long-term physical changes like infertility or sex drive issues may be treated with hormone therapy if they are distressing.