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My docotor put me on....

A 6 day steriod thingy for a really swollen and soar throat. Can I use this to my advantage while I can to help build some muscle?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Apr. 29, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • It depends , steroids have different effects on the body, some make you lose wight some make you gain weight some make you break out it all depends what steroid it is just make sure you read the side effects before taking them good luck

    Answer by toybar02 at 9:14 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Do some research on the type of steroid you're taking.

    I knew a girl who HAD to be on steroids for a long time for breathing reasons. Her voice did get deeper & she did get much stronger while she was on it....but she was also a yoga instructor, so she was using her muscles a lot anyway. But, she does think the steroids made her muscles bigger while she was on them. She does not take them anymore though & is back to the effects steroids have are usually temporary. Once you stop taking them, things go back to normal....except her voice...that has been deeper ever since.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:19 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Um, no. Any extra muscle that were to build up will go away as soon as you finish your treatment. There is more than one kind of steroid- it may or may not even be testosterone, which is the steroid that can help with weight gain. Testosterone treatments don't work in 6 days, they work over the course of several weeks or months. Steroids used for inflammation like this don't generally affect muscle gain. However, over long periods, they can lead to different kinds of weight gain.

    Answer by musicpisces at 9:54 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Okay. Thanks then. Ill just conutine with my normal workout. =)

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:01 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I don't think it would be enough time, but you can expect some increase in your appetite while you are on them

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:24 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

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