Steroids killed nine-year-old Lexie McConnell after only five and a half weeks. In August 1993, Lexie was diagnosed as having toxoplasmosis. The consultant put her on 80 mg per day of prednisolone. Immediately, she suffered severe side effects, huge weight gain , terrible pains, holes in her tongue and black stools. After nearly a month, at her parents' pleading, the doctors quickly lowered the dosage to 60 mg, 40 mg, 20 mg. In excruciating pain, Lexie was taken to a hospital, where it was discovered she'd contracted chickenpox. Four days later, she died. A few years later, another eye specialist declared that a simple course of antibiotics could have cleared up her infection. The above excerpt is from Ursula Kelly's site
In the end when we examine the various steroid drugs there is an important note we must discuss and to leave this out would be somewhat irresponsible. Anabolic androgenic steroids, while often referred to as drugs should not be viewed in the same typical light. Anabolic androgenic steroids are hormones, they are derived and based on hormones your body already naturally produces placing them in a bit of a unique category as compared to many of the other items you might find at your local RX. Of course the specific definitions can be a bit fuzzy at times, especially when we look at the manner in-which drugs are defined in the . Under . law drugs are defined as any substance that alters the body other than food from its normal function but guess what, alcohol is excluded from this rule and while anabolic androgenic steroids are a part of the normal human bodily function they are by no means excluded. Its a bit of a paradox as even the simplest minded can see.