The problem is that they cannot say there are no side effects, there are side effects. Some may not be known till years later. If you have a medical condition that requires tampering with your endocrine system you evaluate your current condition against the side effects of the drug treatment. If the side effects are less then what you’re experiencing now, you go ahead with the treatment. This is the legal use, it's the lesser of two evils. Anytime something involves taking something else to counter the side effects of the original substance you've stepped onto a slippery slope. And for the record I've been in plenty of gyms and around quite a few people on roids. Considering my history it's actually amazing that I never got caught up in it myself. One thing I am an expert on and do have personal experience with is the physical and socio-psychological effects of drugs on people and I can say that the arguments and denials used here are no different then what you'll hear from any junkie. I did the same crap with my drugs of choice, I see right through the rationalizations. As long as there is big money in professional sports there will be those that are willing to do anything to get an edge, no matter the cost. Not much you can do about them, but if you listen to the testimonials the older ones have given, they would have made different choices if they had the chance to do it all over again.