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    To tell the Dr. or Not to tell the Dr.? That is the question..

    I just want to know straight up.... who tells their Dr. they use AAS. Why or Why not? I want to know because I'm getting mixed answers in my other thread about me getting blood work done and what to say.

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    No......... unless you are facing a liver/kidney/heart failure....

    a doc, although will not tell everyone.. he will document the fact that you abuse steroids , a controlled substance..

    get the picture.. if you went in there with high BP.. and said you used coke.. he'd note that as well..
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    i tell mine, why not? is job is to help his clients, how is he gon help u if he doesnt know wut u want help with? if he isnt willing to help then find a new doc. honestly why would he care if ur on aas? he'll probably try to tell u how bad it is but...

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    thats the question? bro, seriously. there is no question. the only person who looses from lying to your doc is you.

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    Yes there is a question, because everyone's respones are different. I'm trying to get everyones opinion so I can make my decision. I know my health is more important, but what if I can't get insurance ever again?

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    what do you mean if you cant get insurance again? I have gone to a doctor for an infection from a bad injection, told him exactly what i did. All he did was give me a 5 minute lecture, and get me the proper antibiotics. i repeat, there is no question. All he put on the form he sent in to the insurance is "leg infection"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieseL atC
    Yes there is a question, because everyone's respones are different. I'm trying to get everyones opinion so I can make my decision. I know my health is more important, but what if I can't get insurance ever again?
    ya thats kinda fukd if it works like that, in canada we have health care so its different.

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    Yes, but only if I had to. My health is very important to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tycin
    ya thats kinda fukd if it works like that, in canada we have health care so its different.
    it doesnt work like that. doctors are there to help you, not screw you over for life. like i said the doc i went to wasnt happy about what i was doing but he's a doctor, and he did his job. Thank god i went too because my leg was huuuuge with infection

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    Quote Originally Posted by symatech
    it doesnt work like that. doctors are there to help you, not screw you over for life.
    You make a valid point bro..

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    i've had my family doc for over 25 years, i told him i was planning a "low dose" test cycle and some GH. he had no problem with it what so ever.

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    "Hey doc.. we have patient doc privliage right"

    doc.. "yes"

    "Well, i'm taking 500mg test e, 40mg dbol , 400 mg eq, and i'm taking anti e's.. you know cancer medication, and i'm taking 50mg winny for the past 4 weeks, and i'm feeling a little out of breath,... could you run some blood screens on me?"

    doc.. "yes"

    then the doc makes notes as to what you are taking, him lecturing you on the dangers of using a class 3 controlled substance, and says under the new guidlines of the GLBA and the homeland security act, he is forced to turn over your records to the police..

    ask Rush Limbaugh.. and those were not class 3 substances.

    but hey... in a few years when your company wants to make you an office of the company, and put a $1,000,000 policy on you.. thier doc then reports back to the board that they cannot issue the policy due to a history of steroid abuse , and thus at an increased risk for a heart attack..

    but you be the judge.. maybe you'll be pumping gas all your life.. if you know what' i'm trying to say here..
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    spy i completely disagree with you. like i said ive been to the doctor, told them i was using illegal drugs, and all he did was make me better. the only record of my visit indicates a leg infection. i think its bad form to warn people about not telling your doctor whats wrong. too bad doc m isnt around anymore to back me up on this

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    Quote Originally Posted by symatech
    spy i completely disagree with you. like i said ive been to the doctor, told them i was using illegal drugs, and all he did was make me better. the only record of my visit indicates a leg infection. i think its bad form to warn people about not telling your doctor whats wrong. too bad doc m isnt around anymore to back me up on this
    that's ok man.. i come from a different back ground.. my brother tells his doc everything.. mine hates me cause we are about the same age, and i'm in 200% better shape then he is..

    I have to pay for my own blood work because he won't order the test..

    so it's all cool..
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    ahhh curse of the jealous doctor. you ever think about finding a different one? i tell you bro if i found a doctor who was hardcore into bodybuilding id be set for life

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    Quote Originally Posted by symatech
    thats the question? bro, seriously. there is no question. the only person who looses from lying to your doc is you.

    so true

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    I did not tell my dr when i went in for acne. First thing she said is your a big guy are you on steroids or done them. I dont want my insurance company thats through my union to know or have any record of that. She put me on accutane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by symatech
    ahhh curse of the jealous doctor. you ever think about finding a different one? i tell you bro if i found a doctor who was hardcore into bodybuilding id be set for life
    yep.. my brother is gay.. and he see's a doc in atlanta..

    great guy... he is currently treating the 2 longest living surviors with aids..

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    Just tell him... I tell my Doc and he gives me regular blood work now... He is the best..

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    I only tell my doc if i start to have problems. No need to say anything else if theres no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LORDBLiTZ
    I only tell my doc if i start to have problems. No need to say anything else if theres no problems.
    Yep. If there is no medical need, then the doc doesn't need to know. If you want specific test values, psa numbers, or whatever, just ask for them. There should be no need for you to justify knowing that.
    If your Doc knows, it could affect your insurance. I've heard of this happening, though admittedly only on the boards and not firsthand.

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    Two words...patient confidentiality. I wouldnt sweat it in the least. Maybe Im just ignorant..

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    i tell mine and i asked him how bad they are hes said there not even bad and he couldnt tell people or cant judge u on it either way if i wanted i bet he would even prescribe them for me if i asked

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    don't tell imo

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    Doctors are there to help you...not rat you out and ruin there rep...tell him everything otherwise a drug he gives you could re-act and have bad side effects or kill you!

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    All Dr.'s are different.

    If i had a serious medical condition, or wanted to get bloodwork, i'd say, "Doc, i've done steriods , blah blah". And i'm sure he'd help me out.

    But in my case, i had gyno from steroids , and in the back of my mind, ins. wouldn't pay for the surgery if it was cosmetic (which this was). so i told my Dr. that i took otc ph's, and he labeled it "tissue biopsy", took out the gyno and gland, and ins. paid for it.

    i guess it depends on what you're going to the Dr. for...

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    had my old doc( he's about 50 )for 10yrs and asked about hrt and got the barry bonds story and it would make my head grow bigger.
    went to another doc ( about 40 ) and when blood work came back he asked if i was on any otc meds, test levels were 3094, told him no.
    i agree, anything in your records can be used against you.

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    My Dr. is fully aware of my use.

    However, she doesn't put it in my file. (Lets just say I make sure of it.)

    Your medical file can be subpeona (sp?) by the courts. FYI

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    I have had the same doctor for 23 years and I would tell him, but I would never tell a new doctor, if he/she reports it to you insurance company your fvcked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tycin
    ya thats kinda fukd if it works like that, in canada we have health care so its different.
    thank god

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    I told my family doctor a few years ago I was going to do it and got a baseline done. He did not even write down that I was going to use, after cycling I would go back and he did not write down anything, well, at patients request so insurance did not pay. He just moved a few months ago and this new doc I would not tell him a thing. He is kinda a dipsh!t and he is good for cold medicine, but he seems like the kinda guy that would try and say something or write it down in my records. Lost a d@mn good doc.

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    What do you know? I just got back from the dr. this morning. I asked him for a physical and to order bloodwork for Oasis. He was a bit leary but had no prob. ordering the blood work. He asked me if I was going to make bodybuilding my career???? Haha he didnt get a good enough look at me Im nowhere near competition size, weight, or physique. Tell him definately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spywizard
    "Hey doc.. we have patient doc privliage right"

    doc.. "yes"

    "Well, i'm taking 500mg test e, 40mg dbol , 400 mg eq, and i'm taking anti e's.. you know cancer medication, and i'm taking 50mg winny for the past 4 weeks, and i'm feeling a little out of breath,... could you run some blood screens on me?"

    doc.. "yes"

    then the doc makes notes as to what you are taking, him lecturing you on the dangers of using a class 3 controlled substance, and says under the new guidlines of the GLBA and the homeland security act, he is forced to turn over your records to the police..

    ask Rush Limbaugh.. and those were not class 3 substances.

    but hey... in a few years when your company wants to make you an office of the company, and put a $1,000,000 policy on you.. thier doc then reports back to the board that they cannot issue the policy due to a history of steroid abuse , and thus at an increased risk for a heart attack..

    but you be the judge.. maybe you'll be pumping gas all your life.. if you know what' i'm trying to say here..
    can you/someone back that up....

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    I have not told my doctor, but i think next time i go in i will bring it up as in me considering trying steroids and see how he reacts to it. I would definitly make sure to say something to him first about patient-doctor confidentiality.

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    OK now for my specific health problem, do you think I should tell a Dr. or no?

    What kind of bloodwork to get? Help MODS/VETS

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    Just tell him about your specific health challenges and he might suggest a test panel anyway. Ask him a bunch of questions, let him know you do not want to come back every other week until a problem is rooted out. You want all the lab tests done that can be so you can figure out what to do next.

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    To me it depends on your problem and your doctor... if you are having an issue due to the aas then you need to speak up caues like it has already been said the only one that suffers is you... and it also depends on the doctor I do not think any doc is out to **** you but you might not want that **** documented ... i told a doc i trusted once and he was cool he just put down medication advice he even said to me jsut incase insurance ever got a hold of it they wouldn't know for what I could have came in and asked him about viagra catch what i am saying... good luck bro

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    I tell.


    Due to privacy laws, doctors can't give that info out to anybody except other doctors, even then you must sign a release form giving your consent. The only thing that could come out of a doctor knowing would be a lecture, possibly hesitation to put you on some medications (probably for good reason), and more effective treatment of various symptoms/conditions. Not much to lose compared to what you gain dude.

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    If anybody here thinks their medical records are kept top secret due to the fact that its against the law and that you signed a few papers.......you are fooling yourselves. Its against the law for people to look at your medical records right? Yes. But is it not also against the law to use a controlled substance? Is it not against the law to steal? To murder? ALL OF THEM HAPPEN. Get my drift?

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    I'll put it this way, mine knows im on a lot of steroids , but i've never told him... Keeps me safe.

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