Training while Sick with Mono?

So I went to the doctors for swollen lymph nodes and after blood tests and a liver sonogram I found out that my spleen is enlarged and I have mono. I feel almost perfectly normal, no fatigue just a sore throat about twice a week and cold sweats at night. The doc says no training, has anyone had a similar experience because I feel like I couldnt have it feeling this normal and also if I should take all training off?

a) Don’t train because you’ll get everyone else at the gym sick.
b) You’ll feel worse as time goes by. I know from experience.
c) You’re immune system is greatly weakened from mono. You’re going to catch all of the other germs floating around the gym from other people.
d) Training while sick (and I’m not talking a simple cold) is extremely counter productive both to getting well and to gaining muscle.

No, don’t do it. I ruptured my spleen while squatting when I had mono.

(srs)

Ask the specialist you were referred to or get referred to one and ask him. He will probably say its a bad idea. However, if you forgo his advice and common sense know you can’t transmit mono to other through sweat so you would have to spit or bleed and others would have to get your spit or blood on their mucus membranes… Unlikely in a gym.

Its just so weird bc I feel normal 95% of the time but I guess I’ll just take some time off and hope it gets better

[quote]Ethan7X wrote:
No, don’t do it. I ruptured my spleen while squatting when I had mono.

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This is why i was told i couldnt train when i had mono, and that was all i needed to hear from the doc to stop training.

Plus, there is a very good chance that things will get much much worse and you will not want to even think about training.

As other people said, its pretty shitty to go to the gym with mono due to the risk of getting others sick.

Maybe do something super simple twice a week. Do a set of squats and a set of deads on one day and then a set of benches and a set of pull ups or something the other day just to help maintain strength

[quote]Brian14 wrote:
Maybe do something super simple twice a week. Do a set of squats and a set of deads on one day and then a set of benches and a set of pull ups or something the other day just to help maintain strength

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No no no don’t do anything! I would take this time to just focus on nutrition. Yeah, you’ll lose some mass in the short term, but the risk of training doesn’t outweigh the benefit in this case, especially when your spleen could burst (a complication you surely don’t want to deal with that will set you waaaay back). Taking a few weeks off isn’t that big of a deal. Just focus on upping your protein and taking some bcaas or lucine to preserve as much mass as possible. Besides, you’ll re- gain whatever you have lost after 2-3 weeks due to muscle memory anyways.

Smh @ people giving advice when he can rupture his spleen on 1 rep of squats …

whatever

If you have not had mono, or know anything about it do not post in this thread unless it is to ask questions. He could literally die while training if he doesn’t make it to the ER fast enough after his spleen ruptures from warming up on a lift.

Training on mono will prolong the sickness. Training on mono can get you seriously injured/dead. Training to quickly when you “recover” can cause you to relapse right back into it. From what I’ve read have read relapsing into mono increases the chance life long side effects like chronic fatigue.

I’ve had mono. Don’t be a retard.

[quote]zephead4747 wrote:
If you have not had mono, or know anything about it do not post in this thread unless it is to ask questions. He could literally die while training if he doesn’t make it to the ER fast enough after his spleen ruptures from warming up on a lift.

Training on mono will prolong the sickness. Training on mono can get you seriously injured/dead. Training to quickly when you “recover” can cause you to relapse right back into it. From what I’ve read have read relapsing into mono increases the chance life long side effects like chronic fatigue.

I’ve had mono. Don’t be a retard.[/quote]

THIS.

I ended up pretty much bed ridden for 2 months last year with this all because I didn’t heed the warning signs and carried on working out when the symptoms “weren’t that bad” and to be honest I have never felt completely right since.

Honestly do yourself a favour, take 2 weeks to a month off and certainly refrain from training until the swollen spleen subsides.

I know it’s difficult seeing hard earned gains diminish but once you’re healthy you’ll get them back in quarter of the time it took you to get there.

[quote]ChrisWaddle wrote:

[quote]zephead4747 wrote:
If you have not had mono, or know anything about it do not post in this thread unless it is to ask questions. He could literally die while training if he doesn’t make it to the ER fast enough after his spleen ruptures from warming up on a lift.

Training on mono will prolong the sickness. Training on mono can get you seriously injured/dead. Training to quickly when you “recover” can cause you to relapse right back into it. From what I’ve read have read relapsing into mono increases the chance life long side effects like chronic fatigue.

I’ve had mono. Don’t be a retard.[/quote]

THIS.

I ended up pretty much bed ridden for 2 months last year with this all because I didn’t heed the warning signs and carried on working out when the symptoms “weren’t that bad” and to be honest I have never felt completely right since.

Honestly do yourself a favour, take 2 weeks to a month off and certainly refrain from training until the swollen spleen subsides.

I know it’s difficult seeing hard earned gains diminish but once you’re healthy you’ll get them back in quarter of the time it took you to get there.
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The same. I was lifting heavy for a few weeks because I didn’t know I had mono, just a cold and working out when I have a cold always made me feel better. I was bedridden for over a month and immediately had a surgery on my throat/nose after which prolonged my time recovering from the virus. Had I not had surgery immediately after the symptoms started to fade I most likely would have started hitting the gym again and had a relapse. I’ve had the mono virus in my blood for over two years now. The doctors say it’s not what is causing my chronic fatigue but I still have my doubts. I’m not the same person I was before I had the virus. My energy is a lot more limited and I’m exhausted all day no matter what. These symptoms can last a lifetime. I’ve come to terms with it. Don’t be a moron and take care of yourself now.

Don’t do it. Period.

I had mono 2 years ago and (before being diagnosed) I went to the gym once…did my warm up and everything felt wrong so I went home. The doctor then told me to avoid training until the virus is gone. Even though there might be days where you feel good enough to train, don’t risk it because of the possibility of rupturing your spleen. If that happens you wind up in the ER and possibly dying.

Just get healthy. Rest. Take it slow. Plan to train again when you get the go ahead from your doctor. This is not tough guy time. You’ll lose some strength now and gain it back when you’re healthy. No big deal.

Thank God some people are talking sense in this thread. I am baffled at the stupidity of people telling him to go squat while having mono, what a joke… please get educated before you make these moronic suggestions that can cause somebody to have a surgery or die. Thanks.