"Steroid" is the name given to a chemical compound with a specific structure. In everyday speech, the term steroid is applied to several medications that share this structure; however, these medications have very different uses. Anabolic steroids are a class of drug that mimic the effects of male sex hormones called androgens which stimulate muscle growth and secondary male sex characteristics. They are often abused by bodybuilders and other athletes to build muscle mass and so should be used with caution. When prescribed, oral steroids should be taken as directed. If you come across extra pills that haven't been taken, and are unsure if they are steroids, you can identify the pill based on its physical appearance, information on the bottle, or by consulting a professional.
I am 62 and always enjoyed perfect health. After a visit to my kids, and a lot of shopping and waling, I came home with some soreness in the back of my knee. Then my knee swelled up and started locking up. I finally went to the doctor and he ordered an x-ray. Nothing showed up. I returned after a week and was prescribed Celebrex for 10 days, with not much improvement. I returned to the doctor and he sent me to a specialist, who said he could see mild osteoarthritis in my right knee, and he gave me a cortisone shot. It didn't hurt, and just felt like some pressure. Nothing much changed at first, but suddenly I started having severe locking and cracking, and I could hardly walk. Then my right elbow started to hurt, and I could not turn my arm and the wrist was weak and sore. My neck was always a bit crack prone, but it locked up and I couldn't turn my head, and the pain in my shoulder in the other arm started. I had frozen shoulder before in the other arm, but never in the left one! Then my left thumb joint swelled up and was actually purple and so sore it felt like it was broken. One morning my wedding ring finger felt tight, so I took my ring off, and good thing because it swelled right up and was sore. Then (yes, there is more) my other knee started catching and cracking, but was not as sore as the first one. However then I got up and had severe swelling in the calf of the left knee, and was scared of a clot. I elevated my foot as much as possible and it helped. Now I am so sore all over that I have no strength to grab or walk much and I was always walking with my dog before! All this happened within one month. I am trying to get back to see my regular doctor but we lost one doctor and it is hard to get in to see him. I wonder if anyone else has had this sort of reaction. I didn't have any flashes or that other stuff. I feel like a cripple and not sure where this is going!
In some countries, such as Mexico, there are very few laws or restrictions in place when it comes to where to buy steroids. It’s possible to get them in pharmacies without a prescription, and some even obtain them from veterinarians. Keep in mind that while this practice is considered legal in these countries, there are very strict laws that prevent you from carrying steroids across international borders. These penalties often include jailtime and large fines, and they can have lifelong impacts. If you choose to purchase anabolic steroids for sale in other countries, do so safely.