People who are severely underweight due to surgery, chronic infection and trauma are typically prescribed Anavar to help them gain weight. The drug is also helpful in relieving bone pain caused by osteoporosis. Despite the fact that it can be incredibly helpful to people who suffer from those symptoms, Anavar can also be misused and abused. 

Anavar is typically prescribed for short-term use only, but sometimes users may become addicted to it. Unfortunately, most people are not prepared for the side effects that come when you stop taking Anavar, especially those who have been taking it for longer than prescribed.

What is Anavar?

As mentioned previously, Anavar is typically prescribed to people who are looking to gain weight after losing it for medical reasons or undergoing some sort of trauma. It can also be used by people who have a certain genetic disorder like Turner’s syndrome and are looking to increase their height.

When prescribed, Anavar is to be taken 2 to 4 times a day with food. Anavar is prescribed for short-term use only and should not be taken any longer than prescribed, nor should be purchased without a prescription. In fact, purchasing Anavar without a prescription is illegal, as is selling a prescription without a medical license. 

Anavar is classified as an anabolic steroid. An anabolic steroid is oftentimes illegally used by bodybuilders to help them gain more muscle and appear bigger. They are oftentimes used in combination with other steroids in a method known as “stacking.” This is because doing so gives users quicker results, but is incredibly dangerous.

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Anabolic steroids like Anavar are similar to testosterone and may sometimes even be prescribed to men who aren’t producing enough of it on their own. Because Anavar produces testosterone it can also lead to intense bouts of aggression. Other times it can even lead users to use other types of drugs in order to help them combat the side effects they feel from taking the Anavar in high doses.

Taking Anavar for something other than what is prescribed to do is incredibly dangerous but unfortunately, not uncommon. When people abuse Anavar, they tend to take much more than a regularly prescribed dose. In fact, some people take it anywhere from 10 to 100 times more than the dose that would normally be prescribed. 

People who abuse Anavar become addicted to the way it makes their body look but may be completely oblivious to the negative side effects it’s causing them. 

Anavar Side-Effects

Like with many other types of drugs, there are some serious consequences that come with abusing Anavar. Some of these symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Liver disease
  • Stroke 
  • Heart attack
  • Severe mood swings
  • Depression

Many times people also experience withdrawal symptoms with Anavar which can last anywhere from just a few weeks to months at a time. One of the more commonly known symptoms of steroid abuse is aggression. 

Several studies have found that taking anabolic steroids increase aggression in people and make them more irritable. In turn, this causes them to lash out at anything and anyone and can eventually lead to violence. This is known as “roid rage” and happens more often than not to people who are abusing steroids. 

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Researchers believe that the aggression is caused by the fact that steroids produce testosterone which in high levels can lead to irritability. Using steroids like Anavar can also lead to several mood disorders like depression, mania, and anxiety. If users are prone to these illnesses already, using Anavar will only make matters worse.

Believe it or not, but Anavar can even lead to the misuse of other drugs like opiates, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. In fact, some people may purchase their illegal steroids from the same person they get their other illegal substances from. 

Abusing steroids leads users to take drugs because they are looking for a way to alleviate some of the many symptoms that come with abusing them. This results in a vicious cycle that can trap people and ruin their lives.

The Side-Effects of Waiting to Get Treatment for an Addiction to Anavar

Anyone who has developed an addiction to Anavar or any other type of steroid is advised to seek help immediately, otherwise there could be some serious consequences as a result. Long-term use of steroids can cause liver damage, infertility, and heart disease amongst other things. 

Other side effects that result from long-term use of Anavar can also include jaundice, or the yellowing of the skin and eyes, the formation of cysts and tumors on the liver, and abdominal pain. Using Anavar for longer than prescribed can also increase your risk of heart disease and issues with your blood vessels.

Getting Help for Anavar Side-Effects

Getting help for steroid addiction is imperative so that the situation doesn’t get any worse. Those who are looking for a way out can reach out to a treatment center for help. There, they will be able to work with professionals who have experience dealing with this particular type of patient.

If you know someone who is abusing steroids, reach out and encourage them to talk to a professional. Researchers have found that 56% of users have never divulged to their doctor that they are taking steroids either because they are ashamed, or they truly believe they don’t have a problem. Other times people may just be in denial or don’t think there is anything their doctor can do to help them out.

One of the most effective ways to get the help one needs is to go to an inpatient drug rehab. Inpatient drug rehabs are beneficial to an individual wanting to focus solely on their recovery, as it eliminates all outside distractions and temptations that often keep them in a perpetual cycle of addiction.

Therapy is also another great way to get help for steroid addiction. It’s a great way to get the support that you need without having to worry about whether or not you are going to be judged. Weaning off from an addiction is not an easy feat and certainly not one that people should be doing alone.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction and seeking an Austin or Houston treatment facility, reach out to Infinite Recovery today. We are an Austin recovery center for individuals with substance use disorders.  Those looking for more information should not hesitate to reach out to discuss their options. You deserve to live a fulfilling life that can come from being free from the grips of addiction. 

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Amanda Stevens

Amanda Stevens

Amanda is a prolific content writer, and is in recovery from disordered eating. She has a passion for health, nutrition, meditation, spiritual practices, and being a mother of a beautiful daughter.

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