I am a 20 year old male who has PKU. Phenylketonuria (commonly known as PKU) is an inherited disorder that increases the levels of a substance called phenylalanine in the blood. Phenylalanine is a building block of proteins that is obtained through the diet. It is found in all proteins and in some artificial sweeteners. If PKU is not treated, phenylalanine can build up to harmful levels in the body, causing intellectual disability and other serious health problems.
Summarized Protein could severely fuck me up. However I am Iucky enough to be medicated and keep my levels at a normal so I can eat whatever I want! The issue is, the side effects are still prevalent. Individuals with PKU often have reduced muscle mass. It is very difficult for me to build and maintain muscle. It was really upsetting in high school to be working out 6 days of the week, and not having a cheat meal in a year to see Minimal results. I can’t tell you how angering it is to have a guy start at the gym 3 months ago and have his lifts blow your lifts out of the water lmao.
I am currently a first responder, and plan on doing so the rest of my life. It is the only
Thing that gives me a sense purpose. I know without anabolics I wouldn’t be able
To perform/serve to the best of my ability. And may even have problems passing some
Of the required test. I have done 1 anabolic cycle with test and dbol in which I did see some improvement. Anabolic don’t make me feel “like I’m on steroids”.
They make me Feel normal.
Many anabolics actually IMPROVE my condition due to the increase of protein synthesis. I am currently 180, 9 percent BF.
Now the bad stuff… almost every male
In my family (on both sides) have heart disease and have died from it. My dad has had 3 heart attacks. (His first one at the ripe old age of 38). So I’m pretty muched doomed to a early grave if I pursue a life of AAS.
My question to you guys is…do you think it’s worth it? At the end of the day I understand I’ll have to answer this question for my self but it’s good to get some input. I’m especially interested in those opinions who have lived a long life while on AAS.