One of the soldiers under my care came to me off the record for help. He was taking AAS for about six weeks and has been off for about three. He is having some bad sides.
My first concern is a moral one for me. He won’t seek higher help, he does not want documentation of this. As his medic, I am obligated to help him, however as a medic, I am obligated to provide only the care I am trained in. Legally, I should refer him up to a PA. I cannot condune or advise on AAS use.
This kid (age 22) is not the brightest one. He doesn’t know what he took, but describes it as white footballs (orals), 2 pills a day. When asked what he was on, he told me “steroids”, clueless that there were different types. Needless to say, PCT was not done.
His sides are gyno, bloat, lethargy and a general feeling of crap.
I have only a slight grasp of proper AAS use and PCT. Dosages and specifics are beyond my knowledge.
(1) Would you advise him of anything, off the record, knowing that policy says you shouldn’t? Would you report him to higher medical care, or inform his chain of command of his activities?
(2) How or where could I find some references to determine what he was taking? Does it matter?
(3) Would PCT still be advised? If so, what? Nolva, HGC, other? I don’t even know if it is available to him, I might point him in the right direction, but I won’t involve myself. If he does go that way, it will be at least another 1-3 weeks before he could get his hands on anything.
(4) What legal routes could be reccommended? EFAs, Tribulus, ZMA, 6-Oxo , M? I realize these may not be as effective, but legality and accessability count for something.
(5) Any other symptoms or conditions I should look out for? Liver, Cholestral?
(6) Is there any way to approach a MD for treatment without admitting to use?
Thanks for any help or advise. Like I said, I am in a bind, this is a good kid who made a stupid mistake.