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Safeness in taking steroids with tumor medications - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi,i had a tumour wen i was 9 now im 24, i take tegretol 200cr and lithium. i work out at the gym, would it be safe to take steroids while on that medication?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   Could you describe the problem in detail?
User :   brain tumour
Doctor :   what type of it? what was the diagnosis made?
User :   asatoma, sorry bout the spelling of it
User :   will the steroids react with the medication i want to know
User :   ?????????
Doctor :   i would recommend you discuss about starting steroids with your treating doctor, since he knows the problem inside out and will be able to comment on teh recent status and whether you can use steroids safely or not
Doctor :   single time use of steriods may not cause any major problems
Doctor :   but repeated use or continuos use can lead to complications
Doctor :   while working out in gym, for building more muscle mass, use protein suppliments which are safer to use
User :   well from ur expierience as a doctor if u really even are one, could those medications clash with steroids?
User :   i also use protien powder
User :   the main reason i want to take them is 4 a shoulder injury and try to build it up
Doctor :   the safety of use cannot be commented as it would depend on the current status of the tumor
Doctor :   what shoulder injury did you have?
Doctor :   what problem are you facing due to shoulder injury?
Doctor :   have you got it examined by an orthopedician?
Doctor :   how long back was the injury? and how did you get it injured?
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