Anybody training despite an illness/condition?

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  1. Yourstepdad

    Yourstepdad Green Belt

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    How do you deal with it? Can you at least regulate some part by adapting your diet or other things?

    My personal case
     
  2. Noodles03

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    Yourstepdad, have you thought about taking B12 shots? I'm not sure if they would help you with some of your conditions, but they have helped me a lot with my immune system and energy level. I don't recommend taking the pills simply because I notice a huge difference from taking the shot.
     
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  3. Yourstepdad

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    Hey, thanks for the tip. That prob can make a huge difference if u have some kind of deficiency.

    My blood tests have shown sufficient B12 levels so far so i guess it wouldnt help me too much
     
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  4. Legendary

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    I have had sleeping issues my entire life and its hard to get good rest. Lack of good rest= hindered training and recovery. I can get good sleep if I go to bed at 5 am though. Its weird, but the only thing I can do is adjust my schedule the best I can. I try to work evening shifts at my job and always do my boxing work sometime between 1-3am.

    If diabetes runs in your family, then you just have to clean up your diet. Your diet might not even be bad right now, but you have to make for the fact of feeling shitty. Speak to a doctor
     
  5. 4daLuLZ

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    I've long suffered from an extreme case of awesomeness in the gym. It's always distracting suffering the envious stares of all the weak little men in the gym or the overcompensating glances of the muscle bound Uruk Hai who can't even climb the stairs without a few guide Sherpas and a base camp.

    And don't even get me started on the girls. I don't know why they throw their dirty panties at me. Most of them are wet with sweat ......though I don't see them working out ever.
    That shits just disgusting.


    But I just ignore and persevere through my disability.
    C'est la vie


    <{hughesimpress}>
     
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  6. Midnighter

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    I wish I could delete other people's posts.
     
  7. wufabufa

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    I have had rheumatoid arthritis for about a year and a half, and celiac disease for nearly 10 years. The celiac disease is easy to manage and doesn't cause me issues. I just have to stay away from gluten. RA was and still is kind of tricky.

    When my hands, wrists, and elbows started randomly hurting and swelling I figured something was up since my mom also has RA. I already have a pretty good handle on RA as a whole due to my profession but I had about 5 weeks until I could see a specialist so I started doing more and more research. I stumbled upon some websites that suggested overhauling your diet with an auto-immune paleo approach. Basically a paleo style elimination diet where you slow add foods back into your routine to find out what triggers your symptoms. The idea is that if you have gut permeability issues then substances in highly inflammatory foods make their way into your bloodstream too easily which in turn causes your body to react to them in various ways(auto immune disorders)

    Whether it's the placebo effect or it's really viable, I found great relief in it. Week after week the flairs where less intense, for shorter durations, and much less frequent. By the time I saw my rheumatologist for the first time I felt completely normal. Blood work was fine except my rheumatoid factor was still very high so I started on some really simple meds. I've been fine ever since. My doctor says my joints look really good so I'm pretty hopeful that I'll have some good years left in my future to stay active.

    Typically I lift 3-4 times per week and ride my bike 3 days per week as well. I use lifting straps now for heavy barbel pulling exercises like deadlifts, shrugs, and rows just because I'm not exactly sure if any permanent damage was done to my hands. I think I'd be ok without them but it's still a worry I have, so better safe than sorry. As much as I would love to get back into BJJ, I'm not so sure it would be smart to do. I take glutamine, collagen, vit D, and ZMA supplements to stay on top of my gut health. I take priobotics from time to time too but haven't really noticed a huge impact from them.
     
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  8. Wikinger

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    sure: post liver transplant caused by autoimmune hepatitis and undergoing treatment for B-cell lymphoma, which is in stable remission (yay!!). antiphospholipid antibody syndrome requires anticoagulation but that just means no BJJ or muay thai any more.

    exercise helps tremendously on "bad days" (e.g., where side effects are harsher or just malaise / general background pain is greater) and mitigates them

    some days output isn't as good, but it's still a win to do my best.

    I hope you get to your happy place with exercise and get good, science-based medicial advice
     
  9. LiverThrow

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    What you are describing can be the cause of several different stuff.

    Your system may be overloaded.

    Do you have any metallic stuff in your mouth? Dental implants etc? It can fuck up some people royally.

    Toxic accumulation: You may be extra sensitive to flouride.


    Go on a detox diet and dont put anything unatural in your body. Only organic whole foods. Dont use flouride toothpaste etc.

    Its worth a try.
     
  10. corpse

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    thats amazing, dude.
     
  11. wufabufa

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    I really have to give credit to the dietary changes I made. I still cheat from time to time with some mexican food or sushi but I believe that initial 30 days of the elimination phase allowed my gut to heal up quite a bit which in turn reduced a lot of the inflammation in my joints. I was actually super strict for about 4 months because I was afraid to add certain foods back into my diet.

    I'd recommend an AIP diet to anyone who's got a recent diagnosis of an autoimmune disorder. You've got nothing to lose.
     
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    I have a huge shlong n taters and they get in the way and bang around a lot especially when I'm doing burpees n shit but wtvr.
     
  13. kallestrof

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    I have primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), which is a chronic liver disease. I also am diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, which is an inflammatory bowel disease.

    PSC is the more serious one, which ultimately leads to death or liver transplant. The symptoms I am experiencing mostly are chronic fatigue, pain, pruritus (intense itching) and fevers. Then there are also the ones from my UC, which is pain in bowels, bloody shits and I have to shit a lot.

    I was diagnosed 2,5 years ago in college. Since then I kept on playing low level football for 2 seasons and now I only do MMA and strength training. For a regular week I usually go to the gym 3 times, train MMA 4 times and lie about running 2 times. I've got a grappling tournament coming up in 3 weeks now, so I train a little more.

    To tell you the truth, this has been very rough on me. Constant fatigue and pain can severly hinder what I want to do. And honestly the psychological aspect of knowing your body is in decay gets to me. There's a lot of medicine involved, lots of hospital visits and lots of dietary regulations I have to follow. There's a huge list of things I have to avoid for my UC, and there's a huge list I have to avoid for my PSC. So my diet gets very bland sometimes, haha.
     
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  14. Wikinger

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    best of luck, brother.
     
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  15. YourOnlineHero

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    Angina

    I can only workout in short bursts. Long rests between sets fix the issue for lifting...

    As for cardio, I can't run... I can do sprints. I can hit the bag with rest periods... But I can't run or move fast consistently for 10+ minutes or I feel like my chest and shoulder are about to literally catch fire.

    Never been remotely overweight in my life. Never been a smoker.. Should be in my prime right now, but nope. Just bad luck for me.
     
  16. EatMyShorts

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    Damn.
    Some of ya'll got butt fucked by momma nature.

    I have chronically low levels of noradrenaline, which means my body fatigues very easily and I can't really perform at a competition pace.
    It also affects my sleep and appetite.

    It doesn't really seem to be a characterized condition so, I'm treated with meds they normally give to ADHD patients, in addition to sleeping aids and appetite stimulants.

    Focus now is mainly on weight lifting, as I can take that at my own pace.
    Basically bowed out of competitive anything, thai boxing, boxing, wrestling, BJJ.
    I do the occasional competition but, just for nostalgic purposes.
    My body doesn't basically have the "go", to come close to winning.
     
  17. Frank McEdgar

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    I found your problem.
     
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    Get a cardiogram done...
     
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  19. Yourstepdad

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    Thanks for the tip, i was thinking about seeing a sport's doctor next year
     
  20. kallestrof

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    What do you mean? I've lived without meds and it was hell. The pain and pruritus would keep me up for days until I'd fall asleep from pure exhaustion.

    Hospital visits are essential to know if I'm close to dying, which is where I'd get a new liver.
     

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