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Steroid Question

I took steroids when i was 16 years old for only 2 weeks in pill form and then stopped taking them. Do you think that is enough time to experience side effects ?

What i took was anadrol 50mg. If someone can please give me some feedback. Thanks

Can anyone give me any info??

Uhh, how old are you? That would help but most likely the answer is definitely no. You did take the the most liver toxic/side effect producing steroid possible but considering it was for 2 weeks,and I’d imagine you weren’t drinking or taking any liver toxic pain killers. That in mind you’re probably fine. BTW that was stupid.

Liver toxicity is not your concern. The concern is that Anadrol 50 aromatizes to estrogen. This in turn can cause premature closure of your epiphyseal lines of your long bones (growth plates)
these areas at the ends of your bones are where new bone growth occurs, it also contains estrogen receptors, which when bound begin the process of closure of the growth plate. That is why it is not a good idea to take steroids before you have finished growing, as you will stunt your growth, and it doesn’t matter how big you get, the girls will not notice you if you are shorter than them, and you sure will not make the football team either! - so I recomend that you never repeat this mistake ever again!

Hey p22 do you think (in your case know) that 2 weeks is enough to cause the premature closure of one’s growth plates? Just wondering.

what if at that age you are already 6’2 and 200 lbs and don’t care about growing taller.

I’m going to step out on a limb and say that at age 16 you probably haven’t reached the point of diminishing returns just yet.

Hard work and discipline should do you just fine… plus, these will be valuable skills or traits that you can take pride in for the rest of your life.

I’m not against the use of steroids per se, it’s individual choice as far as I’m concerned, but why the rush?

I have my doubts that at 16 you were even able to aquire real anadrol. I’ve always figured the kind of person willing to sell steroids to a kid would have no quams about selling fake steroids to a kid.

[quote]Wideguy wrote:
Hey p22 do you think (in your case know) that 2 weeks is enough to cause the premature closure of one’s growth plates? Just wondering.[/quote]

It is quite possible, as estrogen is much harder to metabolize in the body than other hormones. A sudden flood of these hormones into the body is all that is needed to trigger closure - just as it only takes two weeks of me doing high dose dbol without an aromatase inhibitor to get a lump!

[quote]p0d007 wrote:
what if at that age you are already 6’2 and 200 lbs and don’t care about growing taller.[/quote]

that is your perogative. The other thing you must take into account is that you haven’t even reach your own bodies peak production of testosterone, and you are already messing around with your htpa. This means it is possible that you may never reach higher levels of test production that you already have, It could be all down hill for you from this point on. While all the other guys are getting instant hardons for the chicks at age 21, you are already thinking of getting some viagra - you follow my drift? don’t mess with yourtest untill it is already flying south on you - thats my advice - you have plenty of gains to get naturally before you reach your genetic limits!