AAS just like any drug, prescribed or otherwise, can have various effects on each person individually. Yes all of these side effects and more are POSSIBLE, but that doesn't mean they will happen. Which means the people who commented that the guy who wrote this is ignorant are wrong, and the people who said that they hoped it wasn't too late for their kid are wrong. The fact is is that you can see any commercial for any drug on television these days and the side effects are in the hundreds, usually ending in death, and this only applies to a limited number of people. The only truly ignorant statement about AAS would be the myth of roid rage. There was one guy who commented who seemed to have a lot of experience, and I agreed with him on this point. Roid Rage is a myth. However, if you take AAS then happy people are not necessarily happy people, sad sad, angry angry, etc etc. AAS are hormones. If it is not closely regulated you are going to have mood swings, and emotions that you wouldn't normally feel. Just like a woman on her period, pregnancy or menopause (what do you think those are anyway?) when a man OR a woman messes with their hormones, especially with something synthetic, it is going to affect your body and mind. Also, I agree with whoever wrote about doctors not knowing what they are doing. “Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.” Voltaire
Help I have a friend who is a gym goer Im not sure of his quantity or how long he has been taking steroids, but stopped recently because he had really bad neck pain. No dr or scan, ultrasound etc showed anything. Put on huge pain killer amounts didnt help alot but felt after about six weeks some relief. Until today when he thinks a prior knee issue has flared up. If this a result of steroid abuse how long before it heals? Im pretty sure he wont touch them again. He can handle all over aches and pains but these last two injuries have had him off work.
This was a great article–thanks Leigh.
I have a subclinical thyroid levels and very low estrogen and protegesterone; my doctor thinks I might have hypopituatary. My gain of 15 lbs was not budging EXCEPT for in the last month I’ve been following the recommendations from the podcast to lower training intensity (I now do lots of walking, no more long elliptical sessions and high-intesity aerobics classes) and follow the OPT resistance workouts, which I get in about 3 days a week. I’ve been doing TONNES of stretching and foam rolling, which is pretty revolutionary for me, because I’ve had chronically tight, bulky muscles forever.
I’ve also been cycling 5 days low and 2 day high (1150-1250 cals; 1850-1950 cals, respectively) and keep my macros in line. Like Lara, I find that this has helped HUGELY with compliance. Big time.