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How Can I Dilute Steroids
Decrease frequency: At first creams are typically used twice a day. Once the condition is under control decrease to once a day and then when possible every other day. This is called weaning, similar to when steroids are used orally. It is better to wean than use stop and restart. Stronger creams should not be used on sensitive area such as inner thighs, armpits, face , because ti can thin skin and cause stretch marks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will my creatinine level raise from taking anabolic steroids? And will drinking lots of water bring it down for my drug screen that uses urine dilute
Both unlikely . . .: It's unlikely that anabolic steroids will affect your creatinine level, a measure of kidney function. Drinking water may decrease blood urea nitrogen (BUN) but not creatinine. Different drug screens test for different things. Most employers check for opioid abuse, not anabolic use, unlike sporting oversight groups. Unfortunately, there's no way to get stuff out of your system any faster or hide it ...Read more
I've had back pains for 15years. It's getting worse. I had a procedure, steroids were injected into s chord. Only made it worse. What's wrong? @30yrs
May need Surgery: Chronic back is sometimes very debilitating and frustrating condition. Have you had an mri. See a neurosurgeon. If surgery is indicated other treatment modalities include physical therapy, use of tens machine, proper body alligment, ultrasonic massage , pain pills and muscle relaxants. Results from any of this including surgery and spinal steroids injections are variable. ...Read more
Anabolic steroids?: Glucocorticoids are prescribed after weighing benefits vs the considerable risks, but Anabolic steroids will be used by maybe a million us gym types this year. Lawbreaking & cheating are bad for you, most women prefer a natural bodybuilder, and the greatest danger is to your mind -- you may do something you'll regret terribly. Physical dangers are real but usually less catastrophic. ...Read more
Taper?: Generally do not have to taper. Oral steroids are tapered for two reasons. #1 to prevent flare of disease. #2 to reduce likelihood of adrenal insufficiency. Most diseases do not flare when steroids are stopped abruptly ( there are some exceptions) - they do flare when stopped too early. Adrenal insufficiency can occur but only with higher dose and prolonged courses of steroids. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the doctor, the drug, body part injected and the size of the needle. Actually, when doing procedures the injection of the local anesthetic placed under the skin hurts worse than the needle. A doctor should only use a needs large enough to allow the medicine to flow through the needle. Large needles, of course, are mor painful than small ones. ...Read more
Seroid Use: Steroids allow an athlete to become faster, stronger, bigger, etc., and that translated into being a "better" athlete. In some professional arenas of sport this is illegal, and others may not be. The bottom line is that steroid use for prolonged periods has potentially detrimental affects also. ...Read more
What type?: Glucocorticoids such as prednisone are basically safe if used exactly as prescribed by a competent physician. A short course, for example, is great for poison ivy. Anabolic steroids are widely used, and the greatest danger is that the user will do something impulsively that they'll regret terribly for the rest of their life. Guys I've known who've tried them have all advised against it after. ...Read more
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