So the show was last weekend, unfortunately I could not do it.
I’ll explain the events that took place. So I did a carb refeed a week before the show and the plan was to drop to zero carbs up until the night before the show.
During this refeed, I made burgers using patties composed of “Seitan”. Naturally, I thought this was a soya based product much like tofu and tempeh, however shortly after eating said burgers I started developing hives all over my body.
Within a couple of hours, my resting heart rate shot up to 120bpm laying in bed with the fan on sweating profusely. A few hours later, I lost my eyesight and ended up in the ER. I was given anti-histamines and bloods were taken.
The day after, I woke up with the most painful hemorrhoids I have ever experienced (I don’t get them usually), unable to sit, stand or lay down which kept me out the gym for 4 days and lost 5lbs.
Seitan it turns out is made from pure gluten. I suffer from mild celiac disease where I can tolerate small portions of gluten such as 1 or 2 slices of bread a week, but being made purely from gluten and consuming a large amount of it in one sitting, doctors said I suffered a mild anaphylactic shock.
What an eventful week, I can say now however I am on the mend, the only thing still to recover fully is the resting heart rate, which has now come down to around 85/90, normally I’m slightly lower so still not 100%.
I did get into pretty good shape and I will post some pictures up of my condition before this episode.
Moving forward, I have held onto some conditioning although I will admit my diet has been very loose, the next show will be towards the end of the year.