Thank you for your reply. I had no illusions of a simple answer but I was hoping to keep the guess work to a minimum. I have consulted my family MD in the past and he has found nothing significant wrong with me. At least, nothing that would explain the issues I have. I simply come down with a severe sore throat/sinus infection every time I begin a workout routine. I am thinking that it's lingering affects from all the cigarette smoking I used to do but that's my own little bit of guesswork. I'll keep trying to get some confirmation.View Thread
Let's start off with the question at hand. Why is it that some people become sick after beginning a workout routine? I'm not talking about pushing hard and vomiting during a workout or feeling nauseated right after. I'm referring to the days/weeks lost post-workout because I (and others) am too sick to get out of bed.
I have done due research on the open web and have discovered numerous proposed reasons. Some of these include a temporary weakening of the immune system, a "healing crisis" resulting from the metabolized fats/increased immune system killing off dormant pathogens, poor diet, ad. nauseam. None seem to agree with one another and there is nothing concrete.
If the simple answer is "we don't know" then so be it. I'll work with that but I'd like something remotely concrete, both for myself and all those out there who share the same headache,throatache, stomachache, bodyache, etc.
In advance, I thank anyone/everyone who replies with legitimate answers. Any help you provide is most appreciated. For now, the workout continues.View Thread