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  1. enlisted person

    enlisted person Black Swan

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    I'm losing my enthusiasm. I have had a bad bout of vertigo and I have some shoulder pain that won't go away. I have stopped exercising and its depressing :(
  2. Techman

    Techman Still smilin' Deceased Member

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    I've been having vertigo attacks...did some research and concluded it was due to ibuprofen side effects.
  3. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Maybe you should try eating healthy and only doing moderate exercise until you're feeling 100% again.
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    What she said. Man you're what, 42? Your body isn't going to work like a 20 year-old's. You can't chow junkfood and expect it to burn it off. And you can't expect to do killer workouts and have it bounce back so quickly. It's time to consider what you're eating.

    And do you do any stretching? As I hinted at, I'm having some stiffness in a shoulder because I hate to stretch. I even did stretches that made it feel better, but stopped doing them after only two days because stretching is so boring. :shrug:

    On the plus side it may just be your body, telling you that it needs a break. I don't know your workout schedule, but from time-to-time my body just decides it needs some time off to recover and I can't get motivated to exercise. I've learned to just relax and enjoy it for a couple days (as long as 8 days or so). Of course my lazy body doesn't want to start up again, but eventually I force myself to, and I come back recharged, fresh, and stronger than ever.
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  5. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Yep. Sometimes the best thing for you is a bit of a break. Just take 3 days off of exercise, eat as healthy as you can, and see how you feel, IMHO. It's worth whatever ground you'll lose to not be burnt out.
  6. Linda R.

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    Ignoring Volpone's crack about someone who's five years younger than me... :garamet: ;)
    There's nothing wrong with taking a break now and then - I haven't been swimming this week because the schools are on half term and I wouldn't be able to get near the pool. But I know that next week, I'll be back refreshed and enthused.
    Tell yourself you're having a few days rest, but remember how good the endorphins feel when you exercise.

    As far as the vertigo is concerned - are you sure you don't have an ear infection? Might be worth checking it out.
  7. matthunter

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    EP, weren't you doing something ridiculous like exercising every day?

    You can't manage that indefinitely. Not a full gym workout anyway. My shoulders can be sore from the rowing machine for a couple of days afterwards.

    At the very least, try and alternate intensive workouts with gentler stuff like swimming (which should help you stretch the kinks out anyway)...
  8. enlisted person

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    I think it had a lot to do with all teh bricklaying I did. I don't know. I have been taking it easy, no gym today. Yesterday I only did the exercise bike. i have been off the weights for a week and using some icy hot on the shoulder and it feels a little bit better. It had been hurting me a little bit for a while during the brick work, but now its much worse. I am attempting to eat a little better, but I work night shifts right now and its hard. i have been eating a lot of canned food, protein bars and stuff. Maybe I was doing too much, with weights, cardio and swimming every day. I think I could still do cardio about every day, but if I get better maybe weights only twice a week or something. Oh, and the vertigo sucks, man I was soo sick last sunday, I got my exercise thowing up into a plastic bucket. My chest is still sore inside from all the wretching I did. I have also bee afraid to do any crunches or situps because the vertigo is not completely gone yet. there are exercise for the vertigo that I did on sunday and monday and then quit, maybe I shoul have continued. I don't know what to do, eating healthy ain't easy when you are in a plant for 12 hours at a time. I started nights monday and won't be off until this monday.
  9. enlisted person

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    The pain eased a little bit today. Its still hurting though. I got to go see a doctor, but I got to sleep too on these night shifts. God shoulder pain is hell.
  10. Volpone

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    NO! To the pain...
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    Pain is just weakness leaving the body. :punchin:
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    I can relate to the shoulder pain not going away. There's a problem w/ my right shoulder that seems to just keep coming back, no matter what I do. I think that's the shoulder I sleep on, which might be a cause. But it's bloody difficult to do almost any kind of upper-body exercise without somehow involving the shoulders. :(
  13. enlisted person

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    I tried to work through it. This is bad. Makes me long for a toothache. Got a doctors appt for monday. I have quit any activity besides cardio. I'm depressed right now, eating aleves like candy just to get by at work.
  14. enlisted person

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    I have been reading and think I have a torn rotator.
  15. Clyde

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    Don't worry, it'll stop hurting once the pain goes away.

    ;)

    Seriously, take care of yourself, no shame in dealing with an injury. It happens to the best of us. :)
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    Thats not vertigo Darkening, thats fear of heights and I don't have much of that. I used to climb towers. This is where everything spins head over heels and you get sick, like seasick and the plastic bucket is you friend and you heave and heave. It has gotten better but sometimes it still happens when I move my head quick. As for my shoulder, I went to the doc and he gave me a shot of cortisone and its till pretty sore today, but mybe that because of that 4" needle he injected into the sore spot. I might go by the gym tonight and do a little cardio and go set in the hot tub. it may be that I can never work my arms for exercise again. No more weights or swimming?
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  18. Linda R.

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    ^Yup. Other half had vertigo after a particularly bad ear infection, which is why I suggested that higher up. Took weeks to clear up completely.
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    To much exercise can damage the body. A much needed break can help repair any damage and when you get back to the gym you can carry on without hurting yourself more bud.

    If it is the rotator cuff. Then one thing I read about, was using a towel, place your right hand over your shoulder, towel in hand, as if you was scratching your back. and with your left behind your back, grip the towel, and pull against each of your arms, pull down with left, up with right.

    Its a type of isometric training.

    http://www.isometric-training.com/Isometrics.html

    Also have a butchers at this


    http://ezinearticles.com/?Rotator-Cuff:--Exercises-and-Strategies-to-Prevent-Injury&id=44386
  20. Linda R.

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    Isn't it odd how damage to one part of the body manifests itself as pain in a different part? A few years ago, after a sleepless night with pain under my right ribs, I went to my doctor to be told it was probably gallstones and needed further investigation. It turned out to be an ulcer on the left side under my ribs.
    Couple of days ago, eldest sis-in-law went to the doctor with pains in her lower back, doc thought it was a kidney stone.
    Tests have just shown a gallstone the size of a golf ball... :wtf:
    Our bodies don't make it easy, do they? :jayzus:
  21. Volpone

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    Hmm. I once had a stress fracture, mid femur. Didn't feel it at all--in my femur. I did feel it in my hip--possibly the hip on the other side, I don't remember--right at the ball-and-socket joint. I guess unconscious changes to my stride to take pressure off the fracture were causing pain in an uninjured area.
  22. enlisted person

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    been nearly two weeks since I have darkened the gym door. Cortizone injection in the shoulder, this is no fun. Visit the dr. again on Mon.
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    Pain is irrelevant.
  24. Goldeneye

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  25. Linda R.

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    My back disagree's!

    Thank god for ibuprofen... :diacanu:
  26. Dan Leach

    Dan Leach Climbing Staff Member Moderator

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    My legs and entire right side disagree. Just got back from playing badminton.
    Gawd why do i put myself through these things
  27. enlisted person

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    I can't think of anything else that catches ones attention quicker.
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  28. LizK

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    Don't you believe it for a minute!!!! My sister had two mastectomies, then later broke her arm. She has 100% range of motion and does her weights and cardios and everything else. Took a while and plenty of physical therapy, but she got it all back.
  29. Goldeneye

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    Any news EP?
  30. enlisted person

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    Another cortizone shot and now scheduled for physical thereapy. Pain slightly less. Finally able to do a few things around the house that really needed to be done. Took my motorcycle for a short ride. When to the y and did some cardio monday and soaked in the hot tub. Pain sucks.