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Being Sick and Still On Cycle

ok, ive been on cycle for almost 5 weeks and have gained 15lbs. I dont want to lose this weight but my throat is killing me and I feel horrible. Usually I don’t take medicine, but I want to get out of this as soon as possible so I can get back to my weight training.

If I’m still sick tommorow then I’m going to lightly workout till I feel better. But my main concern is about the medicine. I know acetaminophen is bad on your liver in large doses.

So, will I be ok to take cough medicine while on AAS. Also is my procedure of working out lightly ok? or should I stop until I feel better?? thanks a ton in advance guys.

daveybaby

[quote]daveybaby wrote:
ok, ive been on cycle for almost 5 weeks and have gained 15lbs. I dont want to lose this weight but my throat is killing me and I feel horrible. Usually I don’t take medicine, but I want to get out of this as soon as possible so I can get back to my weight training.

If I’m still sick tommorow then I’m going to lightly workout till I feel better. But my main concern is about the medicine. I know acetaminophen is bad on your liver in large doses.

So, will I be ok to take cough medicine while on AAS. Also is my procedure of working out lightly ok? or should I stop until I feel better?? thanks a ton in advance guys.

daveybaby[/quote]

Yo dogg, I had the same problem earlier this week. Important: Don’t work out until you’re really recovered. I’ve put myself in the hurt locker a few times by working out before I was healed. I recommend gargling salt water for the sore throat, and mostly … of course… pounding a shitload of water around the clock, along with lots of sleep. Try to keep the protein up if possible and just wait it out. Let your body kill all the shit off then you’ll be good to go.

I’m dealing with this same problem myself. I’m on Test C and Deca. After 3 weeks I was up about 5 lbs. Pretty normal for long ester products like these with no kick starter. Anyway last week aka week 4 I get strep throat, diarrhea and a mild case of mono. While I end up losing around 8 lbs. I did continue with my injections though as I always thought I was a day away from being fine. After using up all my antibiotics I’m still dealing with sub-optimal health. I’m almost one month in and I’m probably 2 lbs less than I was when I started it really sucks being sick. I can only hope and pray I can break this and soon. Otherwise it will completely kill my cycle… then again it almost already has.

Thanks, H. I’ll hold off till I feel better.

And sapasion, man… that sucks. I hope your ass gets to feeling better. I’m gonna keep taking my injections, too. I just hope i get out of this shit soon so I can get back to killin my self in the gym.

Always quit your steroids when you get sick …they tend to lower your immunity and by dropping them you will get better faster.

I’m not sure about that. For instance I’m on two of the longest ester products there are Cypionate and Deca. Even if I were to take a full week off of injections I’d still have a lot of the products in me.

What worked best for me was finding the right antibiotic

[quote]Npccompetitor69 wrote:
Always quit your steroids when you get sick …they tend to lower your immunity and by dropping them you will get better faster.[/quote]

I am taking win and eq and I got a mild sinus infection and sore throat from a major weather change. I didn’t work out for 2 days and slept 10 hours both nights and pounded about 2 gals of water a day and I was just fine. I saw no difference in time to recover.

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Theres no way I’m gonna stop, that just sounds ridiculous. Im just sleeping, keeping up the calorie intake, and drinking lots of water. I’ll get back to working out out come Monday. I would have been able to start sooner, but with my job asking me to work overtime it’s kind of hard to get the sleep I need.

And just to make matters worse… my fiance’ got drunk with the girls and came home throwing up all over the place. So, I had to take care of her, too. haha…

“Steroids (short for corticosteroids) are synthetic drugs that closely resemble cortisol, a hormone that your body produces naturally. Steroids work by decreasing inflammation and reducing the activity of the immune system. They are used to treat a variety of inflammatory diseases and conditions.”

From:
http://www.medicinenet.com/steroids_to_treat_arthritis/article.htm

Note that they are talking about “Corticosteroids” and not “Steroids”, dont know what the difference is regarding the effect on the immune system.

Just thought it would be helpful. Also note that I dont know much about steroids either.

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Hooray for me, the augmentin seems to have worked. From 234 on the 13th I got my appetite back and weighed in this morning at 240-241. I do feel much fuller in my muscles now though. 5 weeks into cycle and the TestC and Deca are in full effect. With proper eating and lifting I might yet make this a decent cycle.