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JSully
07-28-2009, 10:01 AM
Not sure which forum to put this in so I'll put it here..

So I finally went to my sports medicine doc to figure out what's up with my hip. He told me it was bursitis (sp?) from squatting which is pretty common amongst squatters. I told him about how it started after ME box squats and he said that its probably I favored the side a little coupled with not ever having box squatted that heavy and caused an issue.

So he gave me Prednisone. Problem is, my competition is tested, random, but tested nonetheless.. Even though prednisone is not a performance enhancer, will it cause me to fail?

Sidior
07-28-2009, 10:12 AM
There should be a list of all the banned substances off their website. Or find an untested fed ;)

JSully
07-28-2009, 10:16 AM
There should be a list of all the banned substances off their website. Or find an untested fed ;)

If I find an untested fed, my numbers won't even be competitive, lol..

I looked this morning for about a 1/2 hour and couldn't find anything, but I'll scrounge the website again for banned substances.. thanks for the input..

Sidior
07-28-2009, 10:18 AM
If I find an untested fed, my numbers won't even be competitive, lol..

I looked this morning for about a 1/2 hour and couldn't find anything, but I'll scrounge the website again for banned substances.. thanks for the input..

Ya, sorry dude. I know those lists can be huge. Maybe contact a meet director and see what they have to say.

Tom Mutaffis
07-28-2009, 10:22 AM
If the list is in text you can hit [Ctrl] [F] and do a text search - this will save you the time of having to read through a huge lift.

Contacting the Meet Director would also be a good idea; I know that USAPL is one of the more strict tested federations.

mike95763
07-28-2009, 10:26 AM
Prednisone should be fine. I was on it for tendonitis before a tested meet. I got tested and passed just fine. Also it really has nothing to do with testosterone, it is a corticosteroid, which is completely different.

JSully
07-28-2009, 10:35 AM
Hmm.. well I found their banned substances list..


CLASSES OF SUBSTANCES PROHIBITED IN-COMPETITION ONLY
Stimulants (including D- and L-isomers where relevent): Adderall, adrenalin, adrafinil, amphetamine, benzphetamine, bromantan, cocaine, Concerta, Daytrana, Dexedrine, ephedra, ephedrine, Focalin, heptaminol, isometheptene, Ma Huang (herbal ephedrine), MDMA, methylamphetamine (and all isomers), methylphenidate, modafinil, norpseudoephedrine, pemoline, Ritalin, selegiline, and related substances. Systemic epinephrine (EpiPen) is prohibited in-competition - Emergency use requires an Emergency TUE following treatment
Narcotics: Buprenorphine, dextromoramide, diamorphine (heroin), Fentanyl and derivatives, hydromorphone, meperidine, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, oxymorphone, pentazocine - All other narcotics permitted Cannabinoids: Hashish, marijuana (THC)
Glucocorticosteroids: Systemic use is prohibited when administered orally, rectally, or by intravenous or intramuscular injection. Topical preparations for skin, ophthalmic (eye), otic (ear), nasal, buccal cavity (mouth), and iontophoresis or phonophoresis are permitted. Local injections, epidural injections and inhalation of corticosteroids in-competition require an Abbreviated TUE be submitted to the IF or USADA, as appropriate

it says that a glucocorticosteroid is prohibited for incompetition only and as far as I can tell, prednisone is in fact a glucocorticosteroid.. my prescription is a 6 day prescription that would end sunday and my comp is saturday..

looks like I'll be pre-loading a ****load of ibuprofin and squatting anyways.. then starting my prednisone sunday..

SDS
07-28-2009, 02:35 PM
It's an anti-inflammatory, and an immuno-suppressant. It's bad stuff actually, and I'm surprised a doc was so quick to prescribe it for something like bursitis. It's usually prescribed after other medications have failed. It may cause you to pack on a bunch of water weight too. Make sure you taper off of it exactly as prescribed. Bad things will happen if you stop it at a dosage above 2.5-5mg daily. Usually it's tapered 5mg increments per week until you're at 10mg daily, then at 2.5mg increments per week till your done. Really, be careful with this stuff.......take a calcium supplement while you're on it, and get a bone density scan done if you're on it for more than 6 months.

edit....I just saw you posted it's a 6-day prescription. It must be a Med-Pak which is probably methylprednisolone. That should be out of your system in a week or two, and it probably won't do a whole helluva lot for your imflammation.

blownby
07-29-2009, 09:56 AM
You can submit a TUE......and hope they pass it.

DrDudley-Robey
07-29-2009, 10:52 AM
A medrol dose-pack works very well on this type of injury. The recovery rate is much faster than with NSAIDS which works well for athletes.