Dating a guy on steroids
In fact, someone on long-term steroids for PMR might expect to put on half a stone.
What makes me miserable is the way steroids make me look.
A woman I barely know leans across the dinner table and strokes my cheek. In my case, steroids control the painful symptoms of a temporary auto-immune condition called polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR).
Despite being in my 50s, my skin is as smooth as a toddler’s bottom. They are corticosteroids, which are not the same as the anabolic steroids taken by bodybuilders.
This is because steroids make you feel hungry, affecting the areas in the brain that control feelings of hunger and satiety.
A study of PMR patients found more than two-fifths put on significant weight.The stimulation doesn’t change.’ Bowens said he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the reaction he got after coming out.