I am new my name is Javier. I am 36, male, 5' 7'' 180ish lbs
and while I do work out daily I haven't gotten crazy serious about it like some of you, but maybe I will one day, aside from the dedication to working out for at least 30 minutes a day. I started a SARM this week, at low dose, RAD-140. I also have Ostarine too but not using it (yet). Let me give you some background on some of the other factors that went into my decision to get RAD-140 in the first place, since I'm not a hardcore weightlifter.
For the last 4 years I have been very sick, physically and neurologically debilitated after a tick bite in 2016, it F'd me up bad. The infections did not show at first and they never diagnosed it until way the F later, several years, well, too late for me. By then, antibiotics have done nothing for me, and so far i have Lyme disease, Mycoplasma, and reactivated Epstein-Barr Virus and HHV-6 an encephalitis herpesvirus (not the STD kind), but thats just what they can find on lab work so far. EBV, HHV6, and spirochetes are all neurotropic, they cause severe problems in the Central Nervous System, a.k.a. neurodegenerative diseases. I have been left to fend for myself. My body is in a complete state of exhaustion, 24/7, chronic severe headaches (encephalitis) that never go away, its permanent, I am run into the ground, brain fog, I can't think straight. Basically, my immune system is exhausted itself out trying to fight off multiple invaders and its just spent. The feeling is like being hit by a mac truck every day I wake up. I'm not a wimp, but these kinds of diseases will mop the floor with even some of the toughest people. I am very familiar with the immunology of it because I was taught immunology from a former Pfizer biochemist. But for my neuro-problems, I was on Rx stimulants for several years straight but I realized after prolonged use they are just extra harsh on my body and mind and make me more disorganized, moody, unstable, and all that.
I got off the Rx stimulants 9 months ago and feels like my brain is still trying to recover from that, plus the regular disease stuff. My life went downhill fast after that illness came on. However, the last 9 months I have been trying to work out each day, at least 30 minutes, and I can usually get it done, even if I do nothing else but rest for the rest of that day, but I happened to be looking for something to help me with this unbelievable state of exhaustion and neuro problems, which ties into the muscle wasting too. When i do a normal workout with nothing to help I feel like am fighting to the death to get through those workouts, and boy is it exhausting.
I started to read about RAD-140 from a site I get kanna extract from. I read about how it was being looked at for bone problems, osteoporosis, and neurodegenerative diseases. So I started looking more into that, and while I do understand that there is always risk involved in any substance or treatment you take on by yourself without a doctor, I understand that and I have no choice but to fend for myself and do my own research and learn how it all works and sometimes that means taking chances, but I have no other choice but to find myself someway to live a better life and be healthier, because life to me is about quality, and without some level of quality than life is not worth it. I refuse to be stuck in the gutter to die a pathetic slow death. So its how I arrived to the SARMS.
Obviously, this isnt something I can really take continuously without significant long breaks, follow up PCT, and overall I would have to use it as carefully and responsibly as I can. I will start going through some of the threads now, but just wanted to say hello and introduce who I am and what brought me here.