But you are pretty sure that steroids are bad. They thin the skin don’t they? When your doctor or dermatologist prescribes steroids for your child you will probably research them more. The internet tells you that it is much worse than just thinning of the skin. Adrenal suppression, red skin syndrome, topical steroid addiction, stunted growth, enlarged lymph nodes are just a few of the horrors you will read about. And the pictures will give you nightmares for weeks. What is wrong with these doctors prescribing such dangerous creams,
Willmor, how on earth did you cut a 100 mg. tablet into 8 pieces??? I just started to follow your regimen and already there’s a difference! I did not, however, cut a tablet in 8 pieces! LOL! I have a pill cutter and that cut it in half so I took 50 mgs. yesterday with only a dull headache (all over, especially forehead and top of my head). I haven’t taken any pain killers. I’m trying ice, heat and walking alot outside in the cool air (I live in PA near Philadelphia). It’s going to be a long road, I know. I started on these the year they were legal in the . (1993) and barely took a few a month. And, they were only 25 mg. Now, I’m just sooo sick of taking Imitrex! I don’t mind an occasional migraine that I’d have to take one to break the pain, but what I’m doing now is taking them like vitamins! It’s terrible. I’m really glad you posted because this gives me a new idea to gradually stop and not suffer with cold turkey. I can’t take the time to stay home – especially now with Christmas coming.
Then there are the cardiovascular problems. Because of the way they affect heart cells, anabolic steroids can cause chronic high blood pressure, as well as enlargement of the heart. Your cholesterol levels also get thrown out of balance, since your steroid-saturated body is producing more LDL cholesterol and less HDL cholesterol , which is the opposite of what the American Heart Association recommends. The hormonal effects of steroid use also increase your risk of prostate cancer (if you’re male) and can cause kidney and liver damage.