It’s interesting that you should say that. Since my symptoms began about 3 months after finishing one of my longest cycles. It had also been one of the longest periods without AAS for me in almost 2 years. I also think that i may have prevented these symptoms from occuring earlier due to my aas. As my Father and brother both suffer from exactly the same afflictions as i do.[/quote]
Yeah, kinda makes ya think doesn’t it?
I’m basically in the same boat(minus the steroid use). My symptoms have come back after being feeling quite good for several months. I’ve been on over 25 presrciption meds for depression and anxiety/panic disorder for 18 years!!! You name a drug, I’ve probably been on it.
I KNOW from countless hours of research and years of suffering that I’m a strong canidate for “Sub-clinical Adrenal Insufficiency”. By Sub-Clinical, I mean doctors are so friggin’ afraid of prescribing drugs like Hydrocortisone for MILD adrenal insufficiency. They only wanna mess with that drug when you have full blown PRIMARY adrenal insufficiency which is commonly known as Addison’s disease where the adrenals completely fail to function. The scary part of that is that you can have an 'Addisonian Crisis" which is an extreme emergency situation that if isn’t immediately treated can be FATAL.
So as far as sub-clinical adrenal insufficiency goes, MD’s and Endocrinologists can test your adrenal status using saliva tests or the better test, an ACTH(Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone) shot and then measure your adrenal response.
As long as you don’t have Addison’s disease(Primary Adrenal Insufficiency) they’ll most likey tell you you’re in the “normal” range. EVEN if it’s the very bottom end of “normal”. We all know doctors don’t give a rats ass if your on the severe low end of a “normal” scale, especially when it comes to all the stuff us T-Heads care about; T-levels, Thyroid function, Adrenal function etc. As long as we are within the pathetic “Normal North American Ranges” they won’t give you anything.
Sorry, I’m ranting because as I type this, I’m coming off a huge caffiene addicition and that sh*t don’t make Kaleb happy.
All work and no coffee makes Kaleb a BAD, BAD, EVIL MAN.
Kaleb/Al(yes, one in the same)
I’ll let you know how my next doctors visit goes when I present my research and findings to him. Hopefully he will be open-minded or I imagine I will go severely postal on the poor guy from lack of caffiene.