So I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge as to whether my situation is an effect of Accutane (because they stressed to me a lot not to workout ‘hard’), or is something like food poisoning, flu, etc.
I started in mid Feb at 80mg/day. In April I pulled 405, which was a PR that I had been shooting for. After hitting that PR, I decided I needed to focus on my lagging squat (and bench). The only deadlifting I would be doing would be RDL’s.
In the beginning of July, I wanted to start deadlifting. I follow an upper/lower split based off WS4SB. I began by doing rack pulls and was going to cycle in deadlifts the next week. I did 365x5 from below the knee. This felt really heavy for me. The next day I was sore head to toe, and extremely exhausted. For the next week, I could hardly eat, had cold sweats, a fever, massive diarrhea (lol sorry TMI). I just assumed I had food poisoning.
Now, last Thur, I tried deadlifting again. I pulled 365 for a single. Not bad for not really deadlifting in 4 months, however not good. It also felt heavy. I finished the workout, and then Friday mid way through the day I began to feel like hell at work.
For the past 3 days I have had the same symptoms return. I can’t eat anything without having to go to the bathroom immediately afterwards. Today I checked the scale and I’ve lost 8lbs.
Now I am wondering, is it possible (yet coincidental) that I got food poisoning twice in ~30 days? Or could this be what they warned me about, working out hard, etc? I actually only had 2 days left on Friday and I just threw them out. I didn’t need them anyways and I’m not going to be taking them when I am sick.
My new insurance isn’t effective til Sept 1 so I didn’t go to the Dr yet. I don’t know that they’ll really have much to tell me anyways. Just hoping to hear from others if they’ve experience anything similar.