Didnt know where to post this and I certainly didnt want to put it in misc.
Im having a tooth abscess treatment since yesterday and I dont know whether I should work out or not this week. Yesterday and today i didnt do anything since pain was pretty bad.at the moment im on augmentin (amoxicillin) for the infection and nimm (NSAID) for the swelling and shall be taking them until Sunday.I asked the dentist whether it will interfere with lifting and cardio and he said it all depends on how I feel, if I have pain,nausea etc etc but it was a good idea to rest for a few days.i feel terrible for not working out for 2 days, let alone a whole week.
Shall i take this as an opportunity to recover since I havent taken any breaks since last September or shall I continue my routine as from tomorrow if I feel better?will the medication interfere at all?im not taking any other supplements at the moment except from multis and whey.
03-22-2011, 12:05 PM #1
Working out while taking antibiotics?
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03-22-2011, 12:08 PM #3
Having been in a similar position a few months ago (antibiotics for a week), take the time off. You will be happy that you did when you get back to the gym and can go full strength as opposed to half-assing it while you're on the antibiotics.*Liquid Sun Rayz Competition Tanning - Sponsored Athlete* - www.liquidsunrayz.com - @liquidsunrayz
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Your body has limited resources and your body needs those resources to fight the infection versus you causing damage it has to heal from the gym. Take the week off, stretch every day, and come back fresh and ready to go.
I think most people over train (myself included) and we call could use a week off now and then.Don't give up. Keep fighting. Fight every day. When you get knocked down, get back up. You can do it. You will do it. There is no other way.
03-23-2011, 02:51 AM #7
03-23-2011, 05:02 AM #8
You should NOT workout as long as you have an active abscess and are taking antibiotics. Any different advise would be irresponsible.
tooth abscess = abscess potentially getting into maxilla = potential spreading to other parts of the face skull = potential pathway of the abscess to the BRAIN, which in turn would be life-threatening.
Workot= increased abdominal pressure = increased pressure on the abscess = increased risk for the abscess to make its way where it shouldn't.ThermoLife scientific consultant
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another note that no one has touched upon is that some anti-biotic and medication can weaken connective tissue such as ligaments and tendons and its always advised to talk with your physician about it to make sure that the one your on doesnt have any adverse affect on these as when you do return to the gym you may be prone to injuries which can see you out for longer."Do not look to the ground for your next step; greatness lies with those who look to the horizon."
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I'm in a similar situation right now, I'm on antibiotics because of a tooth in infection, and the dentist will extract the tooth in a few days, should I work out?Proud to be red crew
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