Friday, February 22, 2013

Fitness Disruption (Major Aggravation)

The past couple of weeks have been a bit trying for me.  So trying in fact, there are moments when it gets hard to smile and see the bright side.  

It’s more due to the yo-yoing going on with my health. 

The cold/flu that was acting as a cling on was almost better.

Then, my doctor, in his frustration with trying to figure out what’s going on with my levels, decides to try me on another medication rather than adjusting the medication I’m on, which is what we had been talking about in the last visit.

Man, what did he do that for?

First off, fever and constant sweats.  Then, my appetite, which was starting to come back, went back down the toilet.

The worst part of all was the piercing body aches.  Like not wanting to get out of the bed type body aches.  Muscles spazzing to the point where I couldn't even go to work.

So I told the doctor I wasn't going to take that medicine anymore because of the side effects.  We are just going to have to stick to the original plan of adjusting the medication I’m on.  

Who knows?  It could be just the way my levels are, for I know I’m not the only one this type of thing has happened to.  

Provided the numbers are in range (which they have been), if that’s the case, I’m okay with that.  

But I don’t want to be treated like I’m a guinea pig—like I can get experimented on without there being any aftereffects. 

Most of the side effects are fading.  However, the very thing I wanted back to normal—my workout routine—is still out of whack.

I tried to improvise by doing partial workouts instead of full.  I was going to see how I felt when attempting to do a full workout.  I normally do a little bit of cardio before starting my strength training. 

Yesterday, in the middle of my cardio, I was feeling a bit out of sorts.  Not my normal burn when I get to a certain point.  Despite keeping myself hydrated, it felt hard for me to get through it.  So I went to the bathroom, and everything I had from that morning came up.  Although a little better once that episode passed, whatever energy was in me to work out kind of got zapped up.

So rather than try to push my way through it, I decided to give it a wrap and head back to the apartment. 

I don’t like feeling this wiped out.  I feel like my immune system should have gotten strong enough by now and that the doctor trying me out on that medication set me back even further, since now my body is recovering from it.  

Plus, my appetite isn't back where it needs to be for me to stay on my medicine schedule.

If I continue to feel this way, I may end up going back to the doctor before the appointment to readjust my medicines.  I have to find a way to try to improvise since my normal gym visits are becoming less, and I’m definitely NOT liking that at all.

I’ll keep you guys updated.



Reggie said...

At least you've got an excuse. I'm sad to say that although I was perfectly healthy today, I didn't exercise at all.

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