My doctor put me on Lipitor for high cholesterol. He checked my liver enzymes & found my CPK triple what it should be. He knows I lift as heavy as I can & that pumping iron causes a real spike in my CPK. So, in order to determine whether it is the Lipitor or the workouts that are causing my high CPK, I’m not allowed any exertion more stressful than walking for the next 2 weeks. I know that doesn’t sound like long, but I know what he’s going to do to me next: he’s going to put me on Lipitor for 4 weeks & forbid me to workout. The very thought of it is killing me.
Part of my reason for posting is just to grieve, but I’d also like to know what I can do to preserve my LBM over 6+ weeks of enforced R&R. I’d appreciate any suggestions you may have.
Thanks in advance.