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I have had a series of both facet block injections and steroid epidurals with my most recent one in August, 2012. I have degenerative disc/spondylolisthesis at L4/5 diagnosed years ago. I am very fit and worked hard most of my life to eat healthy, exercise at an intense level, and keep my weight in normal range. Facet blocks and steroid epidurals will make you gain weight and even though I've continued to exercise and watch my diet throughout my treatments, I have still gained 10-15 lbs.
Some prescriptions like Lyrica will also make you gain wieght very quickly.
Conclusions: A long-term comparison of anabolic steroid use (from 1989-1996) indicates that use among adolescent males and females has decreased significantly ( P <.05). However, for females the low point in lifetime steroid use was reached in 1991, with subsequent significant ( P <.05) increases in use being reported in several national data sets. For adolescent males, after declining sharply between 1989 and 1991, steroid use has generally been stable since 1991. Moreover, based on the 1995 estimates of high school students and Youth Risk and Behavior Surveillance System data, approximately 375 000 adolescent males and 175 000 adolescent females in public and private schools in the United States used anabolic steroids at least once in their lives. These results suggest that prevention, intervention, and regulatory efforts to reduce steroid use at the local, state, and national levels should be reassessed, especially those efforts that focus on adolescent female steroid use. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997;151:1197-1206