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Hello. I'm 25 year old male and I'm in body building business for over then five years now. When I was younger I had bog problems with controlling my weight because I was always to skinny.
All this didn’t have just visible effects on my appearance but also on my immune system. I was very sick all the time and, like I said, about five years ago, I have decided to change something in my life. I started visiting gym regularly and I'm proud to say- after five years of regular exercise- I'm looking pretty good. I would like to hear also more about using steroids such as prednisone in lifting weights sports. I was thinking about starting with them and some info would be more then appreciated!

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Hello. Reading your post I have recognized almost all symptoms I had before I started with body building. To be honest with you, I have never considered starting with some steroids because I want everything to be natural. I have read a lot of nasty stuff about these steroids and I would tell just some of them.
Steroid injections may help with chronic, painful inflammation of the muscles and reduce recovery times but, injections will provide only temporary relief.
The most common are glucocorticoids such as prednisone, excess thyroid hormone, anticonvulsant medications, and certain endocrine disorder medications. They can also cause weight gain, high blood pressure, cataracts, diabetes, puffiness in your face, osteoporosis and
reduced immunity and increased risk of infection.
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I had to go on prednisone because I was found to have ulcerative colitis. The specialist said that the prednisone weakens bones so I had to take Caltrate D to combat that.

I was doing weights before that, but once I started the prednisone I stopped in the fear that my bones will snap when lifting weights...I dont think thats true, but that's what got me...
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your bones only snap if yuor taking like 40 mgs for 5 years staright everyday
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Steroids arnt that bad for you if you know how to take the properly. There are millions of men right now that use steroids under doctor supervision and have been for years. Its called HRT and is very safe. I use anabolics for stregnth and fitness and have no problems because I know what I am taking, how to take it, and what to use when I am done to keep my body on track. There are TONS of anabolic forums that you can use to learn a TON. Do your research and understand them and how to use them and you will be happy. Testerone is a fantastic drug, but serious and should be treated like one.
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Hello. I've been taking prednisone in doses ranging from 7.5mg to 50mg to control ulcerative colitis for 7 years. Prednisone is not an anabolic steroid so it won't help build any muscle. The only weight gain is body fat. Because Prednisone causes bone weakness I use weight training to conter act this and my bones have not snaped, for weight training is proven to increase muscle mass and bone density. Weight training is tougher while on prenisone but for me it is neccessary for my health first and vanity later if at all.
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Obviously the muscle hasn't extended to your brain, m***n, because you're using testosterone analogues, which are ANABOLIC, where the questioner is talking about using corticosteroids, which are CATABOLIC. That means they break down muscle. He'll have to keep up weight training and inhale a fair bit of protein just to maintain lean body mass.
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Prednisone is a corticosteroid, which is CATABOLIC. Testosterone analogues are ANABOLIC. They operate in reverse; testosterone causes the buildup of muscle whereas cortisone causes the breakdown of muscle.

Take your prednisone but be aware that you're going to have to inhale protein and keep up with the training just to keep your lean body mass stable. But if there's no alternative treatment you have to do what you need to do.

The muscle-headed m***n in this thread knows nothing.
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Just to confirm what others have said:

Prednisone belongs to a group of steroids called cortiscosteroids. These are used for their anti inflammitory properties.

Anabolic steroids are the ones that increase muscle mass by increasing protein synthesis, promoting positive nitrogen balance and blocking the catabolic (muscle wasting) effects of cortisol.

Anabolics can be used safely alongside:

1. A good diet
2. A well structured training program
3. Proper medical supervision
4. Anciliary drugs such as nolvadex and clomid to control side effects and help with recovery after a cycle.

There are plenty of good forums to discuss this on the internet.
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i took prednisone 10 mg daily for 1month and a half while weight training daily it was perscribed for 1 week but i went over because i thought it was anabolic i felt great and it seemed as if i was still gauning masss and loosing weigt when i got off cold turkey i gain even more and lost much weight i was wondering how much muscle i might have missed out on during this?
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heyyy im 16 doc had me on 60mg doses for 2 months omg i hated it it made me gain 40 pounds -.-" those are big doses sucks so much i just quit taking emm even tho i wasnt suppose 2
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Hi there,
I will be starting Prednisone 80 mg everyday for the next three months and I'm worried about the weight gain and loss of muscle. From reading all the above posts I am thinking regular exercise and plenty of protein will help me with maintaining my muscle strengh?

As for bones snapping, that sounds terrible, that worries me as I play a lot of competitive volleyball and wondering if all the jumping will be bad for my bones while being on this stuff.

Any advise would be appreciated.

As for being on Prednisone I have elected to use it as I have been diagnosed with FSGS which is a kindney disorder.
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prednisone wont do much to you if your staying active and lifting. you will gain an incredible amount of weight on 80 mg a day. i was on half of that for medical purposes and gained 10 lbs. in a week and a half...
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Thanks for the reply,



I have started my Prednisone 80mg (2 weeks) and have gained as much as 12 pounds in 1 week but have increased my exercising and was able to lose 10 pounds. If this is any indication of how the weight will increase and decrease I'll be spending a lot more time at the gym.
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Do not take prednisone. It isn't an anabolic steroid and won't help you gain muscle. It will make you gain fat, make your testicles shrink, be hard on your liver, and it is just unhealthy.
I used to have a six pack because i was very lean, but when taking prednisone for ulcerative colitis, i suddenly grew this hard layer of fat that covered my stomache. I also started to get back pain because of calcium absorbtion issues. I also has testicular shrinkage issues. However, since stopping taking prednisone 2 months ago, the fat has started to go away and the other things are starting to get better.
But anyways, nature didn't intend for us to be tooling around with our bodies. Perscription drugs are dangerous and can damage you permanantly.
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