Not that much actually man. I weigh 182lbs and eat about 180g protein. Although, this makes no difference to the problem. I've lowered protein to about 80g for a few days and still have the same issue.
I think I may not be absorbing nutrients... I've also had the problem of smelling of ammonia which is another purported side-effect of not absorbing protein. But apart from this I seem to have major body aches lately. It's all pretty weird.
I agree. I really do. My Doctor on the other hand keeps urging me to rest, drink plenty of water etc. Pretty hard to do when your already drinking nearly 4 litres a day...
I've mentioned some of the nastier symptoms such as smelling of ammonia/cat piss and the man basically didn't even acknowledge what I said! I think his response was "Hmm". He did do some blood tests a few months ago and told me everything came back 'perfect' as far as I know he tested white blood cells, testosterone, cholesterol and kidney function. At least that's what he said. Also my doctor refuses to do more blood tests because he says that nothing new could have developed since the last set of tests. It's really very frustrating and I'm considering changing doctors.
I'm also pretty sure I'm being treated this way because I have generalized anxiety disorder (I'm not treated for this - prefer the exercise route to tranquilizers myself!) I basically think that because of my history of anxiety, he think's I'm just being a hypochondriac.
I'm actually very disgusted by the healthcare system in the United Kingdom now. It's a complete joke. They just treat everyone like cattle, prescribe anti-biotics and send them on their merry way.
Was hoping you folk would know something about this, but I guess it's not normal even in bodybuilding circles.
Hey its not the foamy pee Id be worried about. Ive had that myself on occassion. Taking a wild stab in the dark Id assume its something to do with enzyme shifts in the body from going to a different type of diet. I would be worried about these "Major Body Aches" If the Doctor seems less than helpful or knowledgable you may just have to get a second opinion. See someone who deals with athletes or has some nutritional background perhaps.
I believe MODOK wrote something about this in his nutrition thread. I don't remember where in the thread and I'm too lazy to look. Check it out. I'm 90 percent sure he mentioned something about it in there, if not check his post history. It's pretty recent. I don't remember exctly what he wrote either but I remember it's something about foamy piss.