Usually, I try not to give advice to women on AAS use as it varies greatly from men, and also it varies between women. I usually do not recommend AAS use to women because of side effects. Var is usually the mildest and best for women. Here are two womens description of using Winny. The first one is an owner of a female board and highly respected.
Compound name: Stanozolol
Compound name: Winstrol
Brand: Zambon Depot
Dose: 25mg EOD
Duration of cycle: 8 weeks
Sides: water retention, raspy voice, moderate acne, increased sex drive, facial hair, increased hair growth (head, legs), change in hair texture, large decrease in breast size.
Benefits: MUSCLES!! Great strength increases
Overall summation: Winny was my first cycle (had been using BTG var that turned out to be fake). I held over 11lbs of water on this cycle that took a little longer than two weeks to dissipate. Voice got really wonky and overall permanently affected/lower. It did come back up a little but never to where it was (I used to have a beautiful singing voice and sang at weddings). Darker chin hairs (3) that somewhat lessened over time -- but every once in a while since this cycle, they appear. My scalpal hair got more wiry in texture. Acne was sporadic but on both the face and back at times -- but nothing too bad.
I never could put on muscle until I did this cycle. I finally had biceps, back muscularity. Strength was through the rough and never been the same since. I was extremely pleased with results over the 8 week cycle although visible effects were not seen until week 5 or 6. Some estrogenic rebound post cycle -- but not bad at all.
** I have never run winny alone since and would likely do it again -- but would space the dosing if using injectable again to 25mg E5D -- increasing to 50mg E5D if sides were tolerable.
*** During my 20 week var cycle, I added two separate three-week bursts of winny injectable/Zambons (25mg E5D for three weeks -- off three or four weeks, then another hit of winny). This stack was by far -- the most amazing cycle in terms of low sides, good gains and long term positive effects. Would do this again as well.
Brand: Zambon depot
Dose: 25mg E5D
Duration of cycle: 8 weeks and 12 weeks
Sides: Moderate acne, clit swelling + (minor) growth, facial hair, water retention, decrease in breast size
Benefits: Very good strength gains and muscle growth, increased muscle recovery, increased libido
8 weeks: March 2004. Very good strength and size gains. Since this was a bulk (albeit a clean one) I didn't bother with getting on the scale before I started, but I know that from week #2 of this cycle to one month post cycle, I gained 10lbs and this without it seeming like I was putting on much fat.
Some water retention (although nowhere near as bad as on GH). Clit growth - nothing alarming but still noticable. No voice issues.
12 weeks: May 2005. 25mg E5D stacked with GH (1iU ED). For a brief time tried E4D injections but noticed an increase in sides so I went back to E5D.
More sides this go around. First signs of facial hair - light hairs on my upper lip... Apart from that, sides were the same as before.
I really liked the combination with GH. When I added winny my metabolism shot through the roof. I was sweating like mad and inspite of eating lots of food, I was dropping fat - AND building muscle. (Will post a thread with more details in the by cycle/stack category later)
For me, winny is a great for bulking. Almost TOO good because I always put on so much weight. Even thought a lot of it is muscle, it is a little worrisome. Strength in correlation to bodyweight is what matters for the type of competitions I do.