Alright guys, I'm going to drop the H BOMB in this forum although it could be in the PH forum as well........
I've been thinking about the AS and PH cycles I've run in my lifetime and they correspond pretty well with a damned uncomfortable side effect I've experienced from time to time...... hemorrhoids. There, I've said it.
The funny thing is I've NEVER had a problem with them at any other time in my life except DURING and SHORTLY POST cycle. I'm in my 40's now and will dabble with PH's from time to time. But even in my mid to late 20's when I cycled AS, THAT"S when the problem began.
I've been off PH's now since July and guess what, no problems. Back in July I had such a problem with them that I saw a doc for it.
I did a cycle the Summer before......... same damned problem. If I stay away from androgens, I just don't ever get them, period.
I know that among other things, androgens cause our bodies to produce more red blood cells. Hemorrhoids quite often are the result of thrombosed (swollen, blocked) veins in and around the ass. Thrombosed, oftentimes by small blood clots.
I did a search here and didn't find any discussion about this subject. I know from my doctor however that hemorrhoids are VERY common, many people suffer from them. Anyone who has ever had them knows how miserably painful they can be. To the point where it's damned near crippling.
The funny thing is I didn't connect androgens with hemorrhoids until I cleaned out my bathroom closet this weekend. By chance I had tubes of Prep H alongside some of my PH homebrew paraphenalia, which got me to thinking. Then I realized that both were coincidental.
I had a couple of thoughts..........
1. I realize we're all affected differently from different compounds, and we all realize different side effects. But I wonder if this means I may be more susceptible to either a heart attack or stroke if I continue dabbling with androgens?
2. It occurred to me that even if my concern in #1 is a little overstated, I wonder if taking 1-2 aspirin a day would be good for my blood, especially if I decide to do another PH cycle?
If anyone else has any other thoughts or ideas about this, I'd be interested in hearing them.