I hate overtraining, i have been in bed for almost 6 months now.
It sucks. It all started late feb when i overdid it with deadly plyos,(like weighted shock and depth jumps, sprinting with parachutes) all types of sick explosive paused squats, goodmornings, dead lifts, and all kinds of other ham exercises along with endless hours of basketball and very poor sleep quality. Thought i could get back easily to my 17 year old levels several yrs after refraining from high level exercise but this didnt happen.
Too bad i had the knowledge to deal with it initially but didnt eventually(with a biology and genetics degree and currently in med school i should be smarter about all that) but left it overtake me now i ve gained 25 pounds body fat in them 6 months, damaged irreversibly till today my sympathetic nervous system (i can still shake and feel tremors) and metabolically i feel like hell.
Initial 2 months symptoms
Heavy restless legs(couldnt practically move around)
Iregular resting heart beats and pulse
Killing hunger (ate and ate and couldnt fill up)
Restlessness and irritability
Low libido (free testosterone levels dipped at the 3d week of overtraining from initial preovertraining values of 28pg/ml to 10.8 pg/ml(normal values 15-40) and still now 6 months later they have risen up to 16.5pg/ml imagine that!!! 1pg/ml increase per month)
Mood disorder and depression
and other symptoms i can remember
At the end of 2 months i started thinking of taking serious action to get better, had dealt with overtraining before one time last yr(for 6 weeks i was kept in bed) and one time several yrs ago when i was at the peak of my sprinting and jumping performance. So i started getting massages from pro masseuses, taking cold/warm baths stretching repeatedly and eating only the best i could find.
Later on i went to several sports doctors and other endocrinologists, they told me its gonna get better soon ...... and i should try doing the
"active rest" plan so i started swimming regularly every day more and more initially under supervision of a friend/coach. Was also sent to a diet specialist he gave me a bunch of complex carbohydrate and vitamin/aminoacid supplements i felt slightly energized for about 3-4 days and thought my sympathetic system was ok finally so i started walking around and spending time outside and stayed out late a couple of days didnt rest properly and without further notice situation got worse once again.
Now for the last 3.5 months i cant even get out of bed most days
i have developed total body weakness
aboslute loss of energy, wake up in the morning and feel dead
very bad mood
musle aching and atrophies
photosensitivity (there are weeks i didnt even turn on my comp or the tv)
constant feeling of heavy legs
impaired blood circulation
nauseas and headaches
loss of coordination when i walk outside the house
and other debilitating symptoms
the only good thing is that my libido came back to 50% normal i hope in 3-4 months i may be able to get laid again.
Have done all tests possible but still cant find whats wrong now, doctors suspect now that the chronic stress from sympathetic overtraining and the imbalance of testo/cortisol may have affected my adrenals so im gonna be checking them on a constant basis from now on.
Anyone with previous experience pls give advice on tests or what else i could do