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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Blood-Pressure & Heart BPM (Doctors Can't Explain)

    Okay, I was raced to the emergency room about 3 weeks ago for a sinus tachycardia related incident. A week later I had a follow up and my blood pressure has been through the roof...was 150/90 and I work out three times a week and eat healthy...

    I've had multiple blood tests and everything checks out...
    all my levels are fine, my thyroid is fine...They don't know what's wrong and it's really starting to become an issue...

    I was working out today and mildly hit the treadmill and my heart beat jumped up to 186 BPM...This is WAY out of my comfort zone...and my heart was pumping excessively hard...

    Sometimes even at night I'll be laying down and out of no where my heart beat will jump to 130 BPM with really hard beats...

    they did a EKG, found nothing...

    Any of you experienced this or maybe know what the HELL is going on..cause I'm freaking out...

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    Are you on any medications? Both perscriptions and over-the-counter drugs can affect this. Something as simple as sudafed can kill you, given the right situation.
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    I had taken benadryl the nigh I was raced to ER...
    After that night my heart beat and blood pressure has not been normal..
    at all...I can't even workout anymore without having to do breathing exercises between sets now...My heart freaks out...

    Think what I took might have done permanent damage or what?

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    Did you see a cardiologist? You may need a 24 hour heart monitor recording so they can see what your heart rhythm is doing at different times throughout the day.
    I know you're half-crazy, but I wish you'd go all the way.

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    The doctors are down sizing the problem....it really effects my physical life though so its a huge issue to me...

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    Doctors have a lot of people to care for, so you probably are not one of their highest priorities. It's up to you to go to the doctor for a follow up visit and ask for recommendations to other doctors who might be able to help.
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    I aint be no medical magikan or anything but....I know in PE back in HighSchool we had to do a heart rate physical fitness test. I could sit on the bench and bring my heart rate from resting (60ish) right up to 90bpm without any movement! So could another kid in my class. I always was very active and still am but its the mind that can do it. Sometimes referred to as "white coat syndrome"...basically you get so worked up about something (in my case a heart rate test) that you increase your heart rate up adrenaline levels....all the "flight or fight" responses basically.

    Solution which shouldn't hurt to try is just relax. Not just breath deep but actually tell yourself that you are perfectly healthy, that its all in your head. Your mind is a VERY powerful thing. Maybe look into self meditation also, personally I think after clean EKG its just mental. Best of luck my friend, keep us informed.
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    Did you have any of the following symptoms:
    Weakness, hot flushes, dizziness, trouble breathing, shaking/tremors, disorientation, blurred vision, nausea or faintness?

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    Nah, nothing crazy like that...
    Just miled tachycardia at different times of the day and my blood pressure jumps when ever I do any physical activity...

    My doctor ordered an EKG and Blood work yesterday plus I'm going to see a specialist so hopefully I can nip this in the bud...

    One thing that did come up though was my creatin levels...
    I guess to much of the stuff or a bad grade of it does organ damage and raises blood pressure......

    nice huh

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    I just went and took 5 grams of creatine. I think I'm going to die......
    5'11.75
    249lbs cutting to 220lbs
    Bench: 250
    Deadlift: 435
    Squat: 350
    OHP: 190

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkeetSkeet18 View Post
    One thing that did come up though was my creatin levels...
    Only levels of Creatinine and creatine phosphokinase are available via routine blood testing. To date, I'm aware of no valid studies associating elevated levels with concurrent oral creatine usage.
    I know you're half-crazy, but I wish you'd go all the way.

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