Location

Consult City's Top Doctors, The Minute You Need To

Your First consultation is
Free!

50
General Physicians

48361
Cases done
by General Physicians

31
General Physician Hospitals

What happens during steroid withdrawal?

About

Experiencing intense physical pain after reducing or arresting steroid use.

Quitting the drug (steroids) suddenly can lead to relapse and acute physical harm. [1]

- Medical diagnosis by a general physician is enough for confirmation.
- Affects both men and women.
- Can be physically painful.
- Basic lab tests might be ordered.

Withdrawal due to the suddenly changing dosage or abruptly stopping intake of a steroid can be extremely painful. It not only affects physical but mental health as well. Anabolic steroids are the most common drugs used or abused but some people also take corticosteroids. Tapering the intake is the best and commonly advised method to reduce steroid use.
Ages Affected - no particular age category is subject to high risk. Any person of any age can be affected.

Symptoms

Self- diagnosable
Symptoms include sudden mood swings, erratic and irrational behavior, delusions and extreme fatigue. Getting evaluated by a doctor is highly necessary.
People May Experience
Pain - pain in the joints and full body aches. Pain might also manifest in the abdomen
Mental health - mood swings, mania, intense display of emotions
Physical health - dizziness, weakness, and extreme fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, hypotension, and hypoglycemia might be observed.

Treatment

Self-Care: use steroids conservatively and avoid sudden changes in the dosage.
Specialists: Consulting with internal- medicine specialists or addiction specialist and joining a rehabilitation program can be helpful. mfine, with the help of its experienced team of experts, offers its patients holistic treatments for a healthier life.

General Physician

Dr. Arun Noah

Dr. Arun Noah

MBBS, MPH

General Physician

42+ years exp

...More

General Physician

Dr. Rama Rao

Dr. Rama Rao

MBBS, MAMS (Vienna), FRFH (London)

General Physician

40+ years exp

...More

General Physician

Dr. Faiyaz Ali

Dr. Faiyaz Ali

MD - General Medicine, MRCP

General Physician

38+ years exp

...More

General Physician

Dr. Channaraya v

Dr. Channaraya v

MD,DNB,FICP,FICC

General Physician

35+ years exp

...More

General Physician

Dr. Belliappa CMA

Dr. Belliappa CMA

MD - Aerospace Medicine, DIH, PGDHA, MBA Hospital Administration

General Physician

28+ years exp

...More

General Physician

Dr. Vidyasagar C R
View More on App

Other Medical Conditions

Other Specialities

Give a missed call to 08061914343 to Download the App