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Craig Davidson on his Brush With Illegal Steroids

Craig Davidson, a Canadian novelist, attempted to live the life of the main character of his first novel by injecting himself with illegal steroids over a period of 16 weeks.

Craig DavidsonThe results were quite dramatic to say the least.

He not only increased his body weight by 35 lb in less than four months, but also was able to transform his body into a shape, which most men would workout for years in the gym to possess. Unfortunately, for Craig, the steroids had devastating side-effects on his health. He described his harrowing ordeal in an article in the Observer.

Snip from the article:

Then one morning I was showering, I looked down at my shampoo-foamed hands, and saw dozens of red strands between my fingers. Soon they were everywhere: on my pillow, between my teeth, falling into the pages of books while I read. I became hyper-aware of the way wind felt through my hair: colder on the top of my skull, where there was less protection. And not just my head: the hairs on my arms and legs, even my testicles, were falling out. Not a single follicle seemed firmly moored to my skin.

Then, one sleepless night (the steroids also triggered insomnia) my testicles shrunk. Testicular atrophy is the most well-known side-effect of steroid abuse. It’s an inherent irony: here you are trying to turn yourself into an über-man while part of the most obvious manifestation of your manhood dwindles before your eyes.

Link to the article.

5 thoughts on “Craig Davidson on his Brush With Illegal Steroids

  1. The human body regulates all it's functions through hormones. It has achieved a balance in ages of evolution. When we interfere in this balance with growth hormones or anabolic steroids, side effects are bound to happen. Too bad many people apply the principle: no pain, no gain.

  2. The drugs were seen as offering great potential for their protein-building properties, but their use by doctors has, in fact, been quite limited. Anabolic steroid use is more commonly associated with bodybuilders, weightlifters, and other male and female athletes.acnee

  3. This article gave me chills down my spine, even though I know that this is not the case for legal steroids which are most commonly used. Still, an act of courage and I applaud him on his experiment. Without people like him we would never know the truth.

  4. This article gave me chills down my spine, even though I know that this is not the case for <a rel="nofollow">legal steroids which are most commonly used. Still, an act of courage and I applaud him on his experiment. Without people like him we would never know the truth.

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