Response: Why I Quit Taking Steroids | Seth Feroce

Seth Feroce recently made a great video: “Why I Quit Taking Steroids.” ( He talks about some concerning blood work during the pre-op prep for surgery, his history with steroid use, and deciding to switch to just TRT. In this video I discuss the additional labs I’d like to check as well as dosages and strategies to make this switch successfully. Seth specifically had high a red blood cell count, so I also go in-depth on the genetic factors that make this more likely for caucasian men on androgens and some additional tests that can help clarify what’s going on. If you’re considering making a switch like this, or just interested in androgens, watch this video!

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00:00 – Intro
01:42 – Pre-op labs: concerning CBC, other numbers
02:08 – Blasting & cruising on T up to 1000mg/wk + steroids
02:56 – Knows he can’t stop androgens cold turkey
03:23 – Dropping to 200mg/wk – is this enough?
04:00 – Risk of relapse
04:47 – Red blood cells in depth, caucasian genes
05:50 – Why an iron study should be used, not just CBC
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07:56 – Blood pressure & heart rate considerations
08:24 – Calcium score to determine plaque after steroid use, lipid panel
09:07 – Echocardiogram to determine left ventricle size
09:55 – Treatment options for lipids, HbA1c & blood pressure
11:35 – Blood pressure treatment options
12:46 – Check kidney health after steroid use
13:43 – Please comment if you are transitioning off steroids or T

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Dr. O


As the Anabolic Doc, since 2003, I’ve provided men who are using or have used anabolic steroids a confidential, ethical and professional medical venue to discuss their use. I do NOT in any way support the use of any performance enhancing drugs – PEDs, anabolic steroid or other medicine for muscle building or body transformation. The “off-label” use of PEDs, as such agents is considered elicit and may lead to adverse health outcomes. Please consult an expert health professional regarding any medical agent and do NOT use any medicine without the explicit advice and supervision of an appropriate medical expert.

This video is for education and information only. This is not medical advice. Only take medications as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take illegal substances. Taking steroids can lead to serious health consequences.

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