MIL Should I stop drinking protein shakes? SERIOUS QUESTION v.MEPS HELP

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  1. Accord

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    Okay this is pretty serious... as most of you know i've lost a ton of weight and am now putting on muscle, well i'm taking in a lot of protein most of it coming from protein shakes. Well about a week or two ago I went to my doctor to just have a routine blood and urine test to make sure everything is okay and it came back that there was protein in my urine, or "proteinuria" in medical talk. Well I was just looking on the list of MEPS disqualifiers and proteinuria was one of them :wtf:.

    My protein intake was pretty high, 250mg of protein AT LEAST everyday for the past several months, so it's no wonder protein showed up in my urine. Since the results came back i've dramatically reduced my intake to 150g per day and will be retested in a few weeks.

    WHen I went to MEPS the first time everything was fine because I wasn't taking in such ridiculous amounts of protein but now i'm afraid (SCARED SHITLESS) that it will show up the second time I go to MEPS and I would get DQed which would be my absolute worst nightmere, even if I cut out almost all protein right now will it still show up in my urine? If I cut it out, how long will it take before it stops showing up in my urine?
     
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    http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/intmedstandards/blurinary.htm
     
  3. Insdav3

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    :rofl: I am pretty 100% sure that MEPs doesn't test for protein in your piss. Plus, it's rapid absorbing (shake wise = liquid) and your nighttime dinner at meps and wait will be long enough to shake off any excessive amount of protein in your urinary system.
     
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    And I'm pretty 100% sure they do check. Thats why you're not supposed to :wackit: right before you go.(that supposedly adds protien to the urine...) But yeah, it will travel through your body very quickly, especially with an active lifestyle.
     
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    Homoerotic much?
    "Protein Shake"?
     
  6. Accord

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    MEPS Doctor: "You have excess protein in your urine"

    You: "Yeah, I'm drinking protein shakes"

    MEPS Doctor: "Oh, ok."

    End of story.
     
  8. Fearan

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    Clever way to avoid going to boot while still pretending to be broly. :mamoru:
     
  9. Accord

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    I don't know if it would be that simple, since having lots of protein in your urine is usually a symptom of kidney failure or other serious diseases, even though in my case it's not, so they'd treat it very seriously.

    I dunno, I guess i'm just nervous since it's getting closer and closer and obsessing over nothing.
     
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    drink a good amount of water. stop taking that shit a ways out, because your life style is going to change drastically in basic. get used to not eating and sleeping enough.
     
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    many people lie about a lot of shit...and during the whole process they will tell you over and over that if you lie about something, they will catch you later and you will go to jail if it turns up later.

    having protein shakes like crazy isnt lying about a damn thing. if you are so damn scared, take the extra step, goto the doctor, get a signed statement proving you arent fucked up, and all will be well.
     
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    Are you sure you don't mean 250 grams of protein?
     
  13. Accord

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    yeah, 250g
     
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    Trust me, its that simple.
     
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  16. Insdav3

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    if you can't handle a few days off the shakes, it's going to be hard to go 3 months :mamoru:
     
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    o man you are going to shrink when you get to basic. I highly doubt they'll dq you for having too much protein in your system. I've seen them take in much much worse.
     
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    Like I said, stop bein nervous about it, fuckin drink cran apple juice to "flush" ur system and half the protein, besides at 170 watever u should be takin in that many grams of protein not fuckin 50% more. Actually nevermind the juice, cut that protein in half 2days b4 and drink ur gallon of water per day like ur sposed to.
     
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    Anything that shows up at MEPS will get you a visit to a specialist to verify whether it is worth a DQ or not. As was mentioned before, just explain to the doc at MEPS that you are guzzling protein shakes like mad and you'll be fine. Or better yet, try getting on a normal diet for a change so that when you ship out your body will have one less shock to endure.

    Oh - and ship out already. This is like one of those boring movies that never ever fucking ends. :mamoru:
     
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    I was actually being a lazy ass by not using the 2 letters, but this whole post negates that effect since im actually typing this out :o , so how you been bro?
     
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    I dont see this as a problem.
     
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    Same same minus drill, getting hired on for 2nd or 3rd shift at a warehouse this summer to pay for school. Gonna try ups for the 89 billionth time, with the hopes that there will be an actual slot open, ppl are finally starting to wise up , theyre not quiting like they used to !!!! Guess someone spilled about the tuition assistance o well :o use aim more often lmao
    /threadjack
     
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    It's pretty worthless drinking protien shakes before going to boot. You'll drop weight for sure.
     
  25. BillyJackNCoke

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    drink more alcohol b/c that's pretty much what you're going to be once you become a marine
     

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