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    Inflamed muscles from gear?

    My CK levels are high and my pulmonologist doesn't know why. The result is inflamed muscles which is new to me. During the last testing she also put in for hormone testing and liver toxicity. (Which I'm gonna get from the medical records office like white on rice).

    It's good to note that all of my respiratory inflammation was caused by air pollution in an apartment I was living in. I'm not trying to connect the dots but do wonder if my whole body is inflamed due to some air poisoning I really don't know. Following up with a muscle biopsy and a rheumatologist.

    She really isn't sure what the hell is going on but in the back of my mind during the phone calls the word "gear" kept repeating itself.

    Anyone ever experience this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAADsprint View Post
    My CK levels are high and my pulmonologist doesn't know why. The result is inflamed muscles which is new to me. During the last testing she also put in for hormone testing and liver toxicity. (Which I'm gonna get from the medical records office like white on rice).

    It's good to note that all of my respiratory inflammation was caused by air pollution in an apartment I was living in. I'm not trying to connect the dots but do wonder if my whole body is inflamed due to some air poisoning I really don't know. Following up with a muscle biopsy and a rheumatologist.

    She really isn't sure what the hell is going on but in the back of my mind during the phone calls the word "gear" kept repeating itself.

    Anyone ever experience this?
    Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugggggggggggghhhhhhh!

    Ck levels high and no one knows why....

    Never heard of such a thing you must have exerted yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAADsprint View Post
    My CK levels are high and my pulmonologist doesn't know why. The result is inflamed muscles which is new to me. During the last testing she also put in for hormone testing and liver toxicity. (Which I'm gonna get from the medical records office like white on rice).

    It's good to note that all of my respiratory inflammation was caused by air pollution in an apartment I was living in. I'm not trying to connect the dots but do wonder if my whole body is inflamed due to some air poisoning I really don't know. Following up with a muscle biopsy and a rheumatologist.

    She really isn't sure what the hell is going on but in the back of my mind during the phone calls the word "gear" kept repeating itself.

    Anyone ever experience this?
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    What kind of levels are you talking about? It's not that abnormal for them to rise post exercise:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2465154/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obs View Post
    Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugggggggggggghhhhhhh!

    Ck levels high and no one knows why....

    Never heard of such a thing you must have exerted yourself.
    Probably not the gear then? According to her it's at an usually high level, what that level is, is beyond me. It was taken on three separate times if that means anything.

    I'll have to brush up on the exertion part, if it's harmless or not. Not that I want to play along with my doc it's that she usually has a ryme or reason.

    I'm just more concerned if it was the gear. Anyway thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAADsprint View Post
    Probably not the gear then? According to her it's at an usually high level, what that level is, is beyond me. It was taken on three separate times if that means anything.

    I'll have to brush up on the exertion part, if it's harmless or not. Not that I want to play along with my doc it's that she usually has a ryme or reason.

    I'm just more concerned if it was the gear. Anyway thanks
    If you lift your levels will elevate and can remain elevated for many days and it is individual specific.

    The CK range is based off normal people who have no clue how to exhert themselves. You are fine.
    Most doctors read a number that is out of range and think something is wrong.

    I have never had normal levels of CK because I have never lived a normal sedentary life. If you want them to go down do not lift for seven days or do anything strenuous, eat a normal tdee allowance for a sedentay lifestyle, and boom they will be in low range.

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    "CK levels transiently rise after exercise or heavy manual labor. Serum CK levels may increase to as much as 30 times the upper limit of normal within 24 hours of strenuous physical activity, then slowly decline over the next 7 days. The degree of CK elevation depends on the type and duration of exercise, with greater elevation in those who are untrained.2,4"

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2465154/

    "What appears to be an elevated CK level may in fact be normal, and it is important to determine in the initial assessment whether a CK value is truly abnormal.

    Most laboratories use the central 95% of observations in white people as a reference range for serum CK, assuming that levels have a gaussian (bell-shaped) distribution, which is usually about 0 to 200 IU/L. Using these parameters, an abnormal CK level was observed in 19% of men and 5% of women in a study of nearly 1,000 healthy young people,1 leading to overdiagnosis."

    In assessing asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic CK elevation, the test should be repeated after 7 days without exercise. A large community study in Norway found that repeat CK levels in people with incidentally discovered elevated CK were normal after 3 days of rest in 70% of cases.

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    If we were on a forum for normal people, facebook, etc...

    It would throw up a red flag that you have elevated CK. We aren't though. We are on a bodybuilding/AAS forum.

    If your CK isn't elevated, you ain't training hard enough.
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    Just to add that injections will also increase CK levels.
    If you are training hard and pinning oil EOD, CK level will be over 1000 easy.

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