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?
There should be a list of all the banned substances off their website. Or find an untested fed
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
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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.
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.
Hmm.. well I found their banned substances list..
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..Originally Posted by http://www.usantidoping.org/files/active/athletes/2008%20wallet%20card.pdf
looks like I'll be pre-loading a ****load of ibuprofin and squatting anyways.. then starting my prednisone sunday..
Last edited by JSully; 07-28-2009 at 11:35 AM.
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.
Last edited by SDS; 07-28-2009 at 03:39 PM.
You can submit a TUE......and hope they pass it.
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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.
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