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  1. Adom

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    Got my blood tests back and this is the first paragraph..

    "The sodium, potassium, and calcium salts in your blood stream were normal. Your blood sugar was equal to 86 indicating no evidence of diabetes. One of your kidney blood tests was somewhat elevated indicating that you were dehydrated at the time your blood was drawn. Also two of your liver blood tests were somewhat elevated. This can be related to fat deposits in your liver or from other subbplements that you may be taking for your weightlifting."


    What the fuck does that mean?

    Hemoglobin 13.8
    Thyroid blood test was normal.
    Cholesteral 118
    Triglycerides 46
    HDL 57
    LDL 52


    "Than it goes on to say don't take anymore supplements and start taking Prilosec OTC. This is an over the counter medication that you can get for your stomach. You may be somewhat anemic if you have had some inflammation in your stomach related to a significant caffiene intake as we have discussed in the clinic." - I am down to 350-400 mg caffiene from about 1000-1500.

    What? I've never had stomach problems.


    I will be calling him to discuss what his definition of supplements are. Pre workout stims? Or fucking fish oil and the assorted vitamins.
     
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    explain "assorted vitamins"
     
  3. evolude

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    You used to take 1000-1500mg of caffeine per day? WOW!
     
  4. Adom

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    I take

    Vitamin C
    Vitamin D
    Co-Q-10
    Glucosamine
    Chondroitin
    Metamucil
     
  5. Adom

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    coffee, it added up fast. drank it from the time I got up, to an hour before bed?
     
  6. Mass

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    did you lift weights 48-72 hrs prior to this test?
     
  7. Adom

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    yes, the test was on a friday. I lift monday through friday, saturday+sunday is just cardio.
     
  8. Mass

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    that explains the liver values then
     
  9. Mass

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    and your GGT values are the most important, ALT/AST really doesnt mean anything
     
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    i was not told to not lift weights during that time. he just wanted me to fast for 12 hours prior.

    i have noticed my water intake has been down since cutting out my caffiene. i will get that back up to fix the dehydration. but I don't understand the prilosec otc, or what supplements he wants me to discontinue use of.

    will alcohol abuse throw off liver values? (not recent, almost 11 months since my last drink.)
     
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    I don't see GGT or ALT/AST anywhere on this letter that was sent.
     
  12. Mass

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    you said he said two of your liver tests came back high, thats what hes referring to
     
  13. Adom

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    Okay.
     
  14. Mass

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    next time, don't even do cardio, and im sure it'll all be fine
     
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    if I schedule on a monday, and and take saturday+sunday off, you think i'll be good? or take friday off as well?
     
  16. Mass

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    take a 3 day weekend, just so the tests are normal
     
  17. Adom

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    thanks Mass.

    i'm not gonna take that Prilosec either. Isn't that shit for heart burn as well? Sigh. stomach problems. never once complained about that, have never had stomach issues either.
     
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  19. Adom

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    thanks for the quality post.
     
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    I used to drink over 1,000 mg of caffeine a day as well. I also take Prilosec OTC (the prescription version) for GERD. Coffee makes it worse.

    I'm now down to about 100-150mg a day. I just get a single shot Americano (one shot of espresso which is 55mg caffeine and the rest of the cup is filled with hot water). Tastes like coffee, a lot less acidity which can fuck with your stomach, and obviously, less caffeine.
     
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    160mg has me staying up.
     
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    Went and got a blood test this morning, I was lifting / running the previous days :noes:
     
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