Why do so many get prescribed steroids?

@sharon6345 (138876)
United States
May 20, 2017 6:50pm CST
They say you should not take steroids. But almost everyone I know with one ailment or another is prescribed steroids. I would have to take the risk because I would not take steroids. I would have to be on my death bed to consume that.
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@celticeagle (119880)
• Boise, Idaho
21 May 17
Steroids is used for people who have a lot of pain too.
@sharon6345 (138876)
• United States
21 May 17
I hope to not ever need them.
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@celticeagle (119880)
• Boise, Idaho
21 May 17
@sharon6345 .....Yeah, those are rather the last hope for pain relief I would think.
@sharon6345 (138876)
• United States
21 May 17
@celticeagle Yes it sure would be for me.
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@CRK109 (14410)
• United States
21 May 17
I only know one person on steroids and that's because of a very serious illness.
@sharon6345 (138876)
• United States
21 May 17
That person must really need it.
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@CRK109 (14410)
• United States
22 May 17
@sharon6345 Without them, she could die.
@sharon6345 (138876)
• United States
22 May 17
@CRK109 yes I kind of thought that. My mom would too.
@marguicha (102423)
• Chile
21 May 17
There are different types of steroids and they serve different purposes. I have been given corticoids for infmamations purposes.
@sharon6345 (138876)
• United States
21 May 17
That is for sure they are used for lots of stuff.
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@marguicha (102423)
• Chile
21 May 17
@sharon6345 I used prednisone just before chemotheraphy.
@sharon6345 (138876)
• United States
21 May 17
@marguicha My mom still uses it.
@Deepizzaguy (15080)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
20 May 17
I have always wondered why steroids are legal to take on a doctor's orders when the side effects can be deadly.
@sharon6345 (138876)
• United States
21 May 17
Oh you and I both as al of my friends are gaining globs of weight off that stuff.
@ilocosboy (37514)
• Philippines
21 May 17
If the herbal or alternative medicines are available, try it, may work on your body.
• United States
21 May 17
I know if someone is prescribed these it is not for very long as the damage is severe otherwise.