Many athletes, ball players, fighters, and any athlete who could benefit from the therapeutic relief often supplement with Deca Durabolin. Such individuals commonly have no desire to build any new lean muscle mass, but the relief alone is invaluable. Further, such relief can be obtained by a very low dose. A slightly higher dose will provide relief, greatly enhance overall recovery, and enhance muscular endurance. When it comes to performance enhancement, most athletes will find this steroid is hard to beat. More importantly, the relief effects of Deca Durabolin are not masking or false; this anabolic steroid shares nothing in common with over the counter painkillers or prescription painkillers like opiates. Such painkillers only mask the pain, whereas Deca Durabolin can actually heal the body.
Leukotrienes are chemicals released by inflammatory cells in
the lungs, that play a key role in inflammation. Anti-leukotriene medications
work by blocking the action of these leukotrienes. In Canada, there is one
anti-leukotriene medication available: Singulair™ (or Montelukast). It is
normally given on a long-term, regular basis to prevent asthma attacks and
improve asthma control, although there is some evidence it may be helpful if
used during colds.
Given alone, they reduce asthma symptoms, exercise-induced asthma, and the frequency of asthma attacks by 30-50%. This may be adequate for patients with mild asthma, but patients with moderate or severe asthma (such as patients with attacks severe enough to need visits to an Emergency Room or admission(s) to hospital) will generally have better asthma control if they take an inhaled steroid.
An anti-leukotriene medication may be helpful when combined with an inhaled steroid. Combined treatment, with an anti-leukotriene medication and an inhaled steroid may result in fewer symptoms than using the inhaled steroid alone, and it may allow the doctor to reduce the amount of inhaled steroid needed by the child. In a child who needs an inhaled steroid to prevent severe asthma attacks, decreasing the inhaled steroid dose too much (or stopping the inhaled steroid) could put the child at risk for a severe attack. If your child is taking an inhaled steroid and your doctor adds an anti-leukotriene medication, the inhaled steroid should not be stopped abruptly, and the dose should not be reduced without your doctor's advice.
These medications are given in pill-form or a sprinkle that can be sprinkled on apple sauce, rather than by inhaler. This is convenient for many people. These medications take about 1-7 days to start working, and reach maximum effect in 3 weeks. This means that if your child is started on Singulair™ and isn't better after a day or two, you shouldn't get discouraged. Obviously, if during this time, your child gets worse, you should notify your doctor.