So I've been using the Androgel for 2 weeks now. As I said in a previous thread, I'm also a powerlifter and I got a herniated disc in my lumbar region while squatting last weekend. I've been using ibuprofen and percocet over the last week and I can finally walk again.
I did a follow up with my regular doc and she prescribed me some vicodin and some prednisone. She said the prednisone will fix the inflammation almost immediately. I was to do a 12 day cycle of it with decreasing dosages. After reading over the sides of prednisone, I am scared to death of it. Apparently it is a corticosteroid and it can act as a catabolic agent in the body. It will suppress some of my natural hormones and cause me to gain a large amount of body fat. It can also catabolize muscle tissue. For me, I'd rather have the pain and a longer recovery than deal with that evilness.
Has anyone had any experiences with this stuff? Is it worth the sides? Will it have any effect on my TRT and my recovering testosterone levels?
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