Thursday, July 3, 2008

More Side Effects

One thing that you definitely should expect when taking steroids are side effects. Most of these are generally accepted as negative. I myself do not always agree. I will certainly like the increased body hair, although I still want to see more effect there.
About some side effects I really don't care - for example receding hairline is something people face and hate. For me it won't be an issue as long as I am hairy elsewhere. I crop or shave my head most of the time anyway.
Some effects are unpleasant - for example I have just noticed first signs of acne forming on my face. Nothing major yet, probably I just have to increase the frequency of washing.
Some effects are more than unpleasant. For these however there are things you can do to prevent them - usually by taking some additional medicine. See my previous posting on gyno and Nolvadex. Another thing I knew I can expect in theory, but in reality did not anticipate are joint problems. But a few days ago I had a minor injury in my elbow when training. This had not happened to me before, it must be the steroid mix again. To prevent any further joint problems I started taking Glucosamine tablets.
It is like this with heavy steroids - you don' only take them, you also take a whole bunch of pills in order to combat the side effects. But it's worth it.

2 comments:

agnis said...

You could also prevent joint problems by increasing the dose of Retabolil

Bear Wannabe said...

This is a good suggestion, but in fact I have not felt any negative side effects (joint-related or other) for several weeks. I think that at the end my body has adjusted and I feel great. Too bad that my cycle is almost over.