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    The challenge of being 45 y.o. training with lumbar Rhematiod Artritis.

    Challenging to say the least. Leg days wipe me out. Total exhaustion. I'm also doing 1.5 to 2 Hours cardio. Probably overtraining. I'm on a normal dose of test. My recovery was off the hook on 1 gm of Test E.

    I need to talk to a Rhematologist and see the best way to work with this. I need to be more informed about it so, that's my next step.

    Anyone else on board with lumber arthritus?

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    I don't share your situation, but props to you man! Much respect! When I feel like being lazy, I think about people like you and remember that I should be grateful for simply being healthy, and then I get my lazy ass off the couch and hit the gym hard!!

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    Have you tested positive for Rheumatoid Arthritis? I thought I had it for sure several years ago. My body ached SO bad 24/7 especially after trying to sleep. I discovered most of the pain was due to a memory foam mattress I had and when going back to a firm mattress it helped a lot but never went away.

    I had a lot of blood work done and all was negative. Recently I figured out (not the doctors) I had fibromyalgia and after trying a couple of different meds Gabapentin seems to work pretty good. Pain is not gone 100% but it's a lot better.

    Something to think about.

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    It's confirmed lumbar RA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Dura View Post
    Challenging to say the least. Leg days wipe me out. Total exhaustion. I'm also doing 1.5 to 2 Hours cardio. Probably overtraining. I'm on a normal dose of test. My recovery was off the hook on 1 gm of Test E.

    I need to talk to a Rhematologist and see the best way to work with this. I need to be more informed about it so, that's my next step.

    Anyone else on board with lumber arthritus?
    I have the other kind of arthritis in my back. calcium deposits (aka "spurs") on the tips of the vertebrae, which irritates the tissues, and causes inflammation.

    I take 6 to 8 alleve a day. I know, too much. But unless I'm writhing in pain, Kaiser won't go in there and clean things up.

    What I don't do is avoid exercising the small of my lower back. I do face down reverse situps. And yes, it hurts. But I do em anyways. in the long run, it makes me feel better. I know, because I used to avoid back exercises, and it used to hurt worse.

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