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restlessness/insomnia with deca-durabolin
Mar 13, 2002

I have been prescribed deca-durabolin 200mg every two weeks and 200mg depo-testosterone cypionate every two weeks. I am into 5 days from my first injection and I am feeling restless and "electric" especially at night and I am sleeping poorly. My doc says this could be the deca but isn't too sure if the symptoms will abate with time. I am uncomfortable enough with this that I might not continue if it were not to get better. Do you know about this side effect and whether it improves with time? Thanks so much for your help.

Response from Dr. Fisher

Not a common side effect for sure. But anabolic agents possibly could cause this sensation. I would not rush to get off this treatment but wait and see if the symptoms abate. Many side effect symptoms do tend to abate with time. Good luck. AF

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