The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Nutrition and ExerciseNutrition and Exercise
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Steriods / Bodybuilding

Aug 30, 2003

1. Steriods.

I started steriod treatment 2 mos ago and my doctor wanted to limit me to Decadurabolin. At 200 ml per week, I am putting on weight and have stopped wasting. Up from 135 to 147lbs.

I work out ( chest / back), arms and legs 3x per week.

I am feeling great, thanks.

What sort of steriod cycle should I maintain - 12 wks on, how many off - ?

GulfSouthRx offers your book on its Website but has none in stock....

2. How do you motivate yourself to keep living when the treatment can be so awful? I don't mean to invade your privacy and you can answer hypothetically.

Finding this site was a gift from God.


Response from Mr. Vergel


I have stayed on deca durabolin at 200 mg every two weeks for several years with no side effects (my liver, lipids, prostate, red blood cells are all good). I also supplement it with 200 mg of testosterone every two weeks (both products in the same injection)

Fear motivates me ! I work out, eat well, read all I can, and try to manage stress to avoid having to go through problems later. I love my life and do not want to get sick or die. HIV has been a mixed blessing for me. I travel all over lecturing and meeting great people. I do not miss my life before HIV (chemivcal engineering). But I still hate taking so many pills and having side effects like diarrhea and fatigue.

So far so good. I have developed resistance to all oral HIV drug approved classes, but I am hanging in there with higher dose Kaletra+Epivir+Viread+Invirase. I am very excited about the entry inhibitors coming up in 2 years that we will be able to take by mouth (not injections like T-20). We just need to do all it takes to stay healthy for the day when this virus can be completely controlled ! Nelson

blown up stomach
Pancreatin Enzyme

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint