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  • brianstephens

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    Apr 09, 2009 7:41 AM GMT
    I went to the South for a trip in early March, and when I came home I got reaaally sick.

    I laid off the gym for a while, but last week I started to feel better so I tried going.

    Even though I totally toned down the intensity, I had to leave and I fullout threw up in the parking lot.

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    Most embaressing moment of my life.

    I went today though, and even though I started feeling sick again I really just took it easy and I was fine after I left.

    What I want to ask is, should I keep up these low intensity workouts?

    Is it worth it?

    Or should I just keep staying away from the gym until I'm totally better?

    I feel like I've gained 50000000 pounds...

    I haven't had a good workout in 5 weeks.

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    Apr 09, 2009 7:44 AM GMT
    have you been to the doctors??
  • brianstephens

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    Apr 09, 2009 7:49 AM GMT
    Yeah I have.

    I had pink eye and a viral infection and all this crap, which "medicine would do nothing for" according to him.
  • brianstephens

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    Apr 09, 2009 7:53 AM GMT
    theonslaught saidum first thing...

    instead of being worried about working out, you should see a doctor.

    You could have a have a parasite in your body.



    Oh shit, now I'm scared...

    Shit shit.

  • brianstephens

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    Apr 09, 2009 8:10 AM GMT
    Aaah okay.

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    Apr 09, 2009 9:04 AM GMT
    You can hit the gym, but you're gonna have to ramp up slowly to your former intensity. When you feel light-headed, rest.
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    Apr 09, 2009 9:19 AM GMT
    since you been to the doctor, your still in recovery, your body is still working hard on keeping its self alive, mobile and obviously full of food..

    if your trying to workout and throwing up its a pretty good indication you shouldn't be working out just yet..

    give it another week or two.. then see how you go..
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    Apr 09, 2009 2:08 PM GMT
    REst totally for a bit. THen try again. We are not indestructable and sometimes need a lot more down time than we would like or society seems to allow
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    Apr 09, 2009 2:28 PM GMT
    theonslaught saidWhoa whoa chill....

    I just ssaid that cause you went to south....


    if you had those other health problems, its likely that bro


    This may be somewhat tangent to the thread, but for the going south and getting a parasite thing:
    http://www.xanga.com/item.aspx?user=wutuwaitn4&tab=weblogs&uid=377597723
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    Apr 09, 2009 3:00 PM GMT
    Yah, I think you should take it easy. Eat lots of Veggies and Fruit with anti-oxidants. Replace comfort foods with protein. Go back and try again in a week or two.
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    Apr 09, 2009 4:45 PM GMT
    The bad news is you are too sick to lift weights and do cardio, from the sound of it. That sucks. But the good news is you can now spend your time working on your balance and flexibility. Do a little yoga at home, with a bucket near by just in case you get sick.

    Feel better soon.
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    Apr 09, 2009 4:51 PM GMT
    MAYBE..... the high intensity of ginger in your hair has become radioactive and your now suffering from a minor case of radiation poisoning. Just a thought icon_lol.gificon_cool.gif
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    Apr 09, 2009 5:15 PM GMT
    I dunno...I think I'd go get checked for giardia, crypto, ambieosis, c diff, salmonella and all that stuff. Hep A even. Unclean water or food can be a dangerous thing. It's a simple 48 hr stool culture to learn any truth or put your mind at ease.
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    Apr 09, 2009 5:20 PM GMT
    Rest. Don't worry about working out. Find something else to fill that part of your day. Concentrate on taking walks, maybe short runs. Someone suggested yoga, which can work out. Try and take time away from the gym.

    If you're seeing your doctor, you're doing the right thing. Ask him what exercises he would suggest with your condition.

    But most of all, relax. Make sure you ask all the questions Run was suggesting. Overdoing this will be the worst thing you could do.
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    Apr 09, 2009 5:21 PM GMT
    GNR7600 saidMAYBE..... the high intensity of ginger in your hair has become radioactive and your now suffering from a minor case of radiation poisoning. Just a thought icon_lol.gificon_cool.gif


    I think this is the most likely explanation. Some gentle restorative yoga would be a good thing:

    child´s pose http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/475
    gentle forward bends http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/478
    legs up the wall (viparita karani) http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/690
    corpse http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/482
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    Apr 09, 2009 6:02 PM GMT
    Oh, I am surprised no one mentioned this already. have you considered getting a second opinion? Five weeks is along time to be sick for someone who just went to the south. I have been to many parts of the southern US and have never gotten sick (despite the fact that I am allergic to big hair).
  • brianstephens

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    Apr 09, 2009 6:10 PM GMT
    GNR7600 saidMAYBE..... the high intensity of ginger in your hair has become radioactive and your now suffering from a minor case of radiation poisoning. Just a thought icon_lol.gificon_cool.gif


    Eric, I hate you.
  • brianstephens

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    Apr 09, 2009 6:11 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidThe bad news is you are too sick to lift weights and do cardio, from the sound of it. That sucks. But the good news is you can now spend your time working on your balance and flexibility. Do a little yoga at home, with a bucket near by just in case you get sick.

    Feel better soon.


    Okay yeah well I do Bikram so I will just focus more on that.

    Thank you, I honestly hadn't thought of it!

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  • Rookz

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    Apr 09, 2009 7:47 PM GMT
    You should write down your symptoms so you can show it to your doctor, note down the time and what happened. And even if you threw up again, detail the color for that will indicate to the doctor what the hell is wrong with you, oh I meant what's wrong with your system. Get a second opinion if you have to for your doctor is one of those "Oh, its nothing"-attitude.

    Importantly, take care of yourself. Lay off the gym and allow your body to recover meanwhile noting down the symptoms if it gets worse or better. Pay attention to your body for you're the owner, you have to do the upkeep. Yoga, Tai-chi, and other relaxing stretches will help you out if you're concerned of not working out.
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    Apr 09, 2009 8:09 PM GMT
    Actually I´d steer clear of Bikram for a while if you are depleted (ducks), but it´s not restorative and doing it at 100F is perhaps not what you need right now.
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    Apr 09, 2009 8:11 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidActually I´d steer clear of Bikram for a while if you are depleted (ducks), but it´s not restorative and doing it at 100F is perhaps not what you need right now.


    Hah, yeah good point...

    I'll do a normal one then thats less intense.
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    May 10, 2009 11:28 PM GMT
    brianstephens said
    Lostboy saidActually I´d steer clear of Bikram for a while if you are depleted (ducks), but it´s not restorative and doing it at 100F is perhaps not what you need right now.


    Hah, yeah good point...

    I'll do a normal one then thats less intense.


    Just curious brian... if there has been any update? Feeling better?