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Re: working.out.blues - meds

Posted by sjb on September 18, 2002, at 10:03:03

In reply to Re: working.out.blues, posted by wsj on September 17, 2002, at 23:10:20

I forgot to add my 2c regarding meds and to agree with a previous poster, about salt intake.

I performed at my best on low dosages of the following: Prozac, Luvox, Wellbutrin and Adderall, and now Lexapro (knock on wood - only on it for a week). I was taking these individually, with no other meds.

The following meds adversely affected my strenth and endurance: dosages of Prozac over 60mg, Luvox over 100 mg, Parnate, tycyclics, Zyprexa, and mood stabilizers.

I crashed terribly after taking Adderall and now that I'm competing again, I will not take it for ethical reasons. It is a banned subtance. (Not that I would ever be tested as I'm obiviously far from an elite athlete, I just don't feel right, even it is just a local 5k.)

I sweat a lot. When I added more salt to my diet, I noticed a big difference in my ability to recover from work outs and had much less delayed muscle soreness. Endurance athletes need salt! This is even more important if the meds you are taking increase sweat, as they often do. Luvox, in particular, is a sweat inducer, indicating more of need for good hydration and salt intake.




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