Okay, I have been to the ER alot this past while, first I fractured my sternum at work, then that resulted in ‘irritating’(almost tearing) my Anterior Bicepital ligaments (where the bicep attached in the shoulder), both of these have dictated that I am no longer aloowed to lift heavy in the gym until I am healed.
Just today I am blasting away at work (I am a sandblaster) And my sternum is hurting, so I pop some Ibuprofen at the doctor’s suggestion and continue working, an hour or so later, I can’t breath, I am dizzy, my vision is blurred and my face is numb, and my arm hurts, but I blame that on the ‘irritation’. They rush me to the ER (I swear they are going to know me by name soon) and they run a bunch of test.
It turns out I am damn healthy and they don’t know what happened to me, people at work say that this was most likely a pannic attack, my chest hurting, me thinking about possible heart problems and BAM pannic sets in.
So anyways after a lengthy and not too exciting post, how much should this be affecting the way I lift? I am starting physio for my shoulders next week. And I am not lifting heavy upper body right now (doctor said as long as I keep reps at 30 or over I will be fine) But my knowledge of pannic attacks is zero and when I have an injury usually I just take a little time off from the gym and come back rested and recouped, but my job is more taxing on my shoulders than lifting is, so not lifting seems counter-productive.
I just need the input of people who lift as an important part of their lives, I don’twant to give it up for any length of time, but I would rather do that than cause any permanent damage.