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Should I crossfit or get antibiotics with sinusitis?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 25, 2012 at 2:48 PM

So I'm doing a 'challenge' that involves eating Paleo for 2 months and crossfitting 6x per week. I was previously doing crossfit 3x per week and eating semi Paleo. I am now 3 weeks in and yesterday came down with a sinus infection from dry air in my bedroom I think. I feel really bad for skipping workout this morning because you have to cancel 2 hours before the workout starts but I cancelled only half an hour before when I had terrible fever and cough. Usually I wouldn't have a problem not working out when I am sick, but I do this time. My question- should I wait and see if infection goes away on its own or should I just cut the waiting and get antibiotics straight away so I can get better faster and start working out again?

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

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on February 06, 2012
at 03:16 AM

This week I took 2 days off, and felt a lot better. I asked the coach and he said to focus on recovery like getting enough sleep and eating well. I can't say I have been getting enough sleep so I will do that this week... (as I stay up on Paleo hacks so I won't get enough sleep.)

74c1777d7d39b053ca64c065dcdb0072

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on February 04, 2012
at 09:07 PM

It depends on who you follow. Main site is 3 on 1 off, but most affiliates have people train 3-4 times a week. I follow John Welbourn's program and he has people lift heavy 4 times a week.

74c1777d7d39b053ca64c065dcdb0072

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on February 04, 2012
at 09:06 PM

happy now. It depends on who you follow. Main site is 3 on 1 off, but most affiliates have people train 3-4 times a week. I follow John Welbourn's program and he has people lift 4 times a week.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on February 04, 2012
at 09:02 PM

Not an active crossfitter myself, so maybe I'm sticking my nose where it doesn't belong, but I thought the benefit of doing it came in the recovery phase, and that was why the workouts were usually spaced multiple days apart.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on February 04, 2012
at 08:58 PM

I got a nasty sinus/ear infection using tap water in the neti pot, don't mess around with that stuff.

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on January 25, 2012
at 07:44 PM

Fever is not a symptom of sinusitis... you may have something else. Stay home, rest, and hydrate. If you're not feeling better in 24 hours, see the doc.

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on January 25, 2012
at 07:30 PM

Nemisis is talking about the neti pot, not drinking. It's ultra rare, but some people have gotten ameobic infections from neti potting with tap water.

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

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on January 25, 2012
at 04:22 PM

Why not drink tap water Nemesis? I always drink tap water Uh Oh

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on January 25, 2012
at 04:08 PM

I would wait if I were you. Plus it probably is viral so antibiotics wouldn't do any good.

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on January 25, 2012
at 04:00 PM

Just make sure you use distilled water, not tap.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on January 25, 2012
at 03:49 PM

It depends I think. Fever? Stay home! Kinda feeling weird? Personal decision, but I actually think the rule of thumb is "above the neck work out, below stay home." You're both so.. staying home was a most excellent idea :) I now let my bod decide.. last Sunday I was out of it - not sick but just weirdly zonked out. I knew if I lifted that I would probably get hurt. So stayed in except for a super fantastic walking and wandering adventure. Slept great that night, back on the next day.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on January 25, 2012
at 03:48 PM

It depends I think. Fever? Stay home! Kinda feeling weird? Personal decision, but I actually think the rule of thumb is "above the neck work out, below stay home." You're both so.. staying home was a most excellent idea :) I now let my bod decide.. last Sunday I was out of it - not sick but just weirdly zonked out. I knew if I lifted that I would probably get hurt. So stayed in except for a really nice walking adventure. Slept great that night, back on the next day.

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

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on January 25, 2012
at 03:15 PM

"tincture of yerba santa, yerba mansa, osha, oregon grape root, with a little cayenne?" Do I eat these things? And where do I get them. Sorry for being herbal noob.

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

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on January 25, 2012
at 03:07 PM

I'd be super pissed if someone came in to the gym coughing and with a fever. Then why do people seem to think its a good idea to work out when you are ill? Thanks for your answer, I like it a lot.

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

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on January 25, 2012
at 02:55 PM

lol neti potting is my favourite hobby the last 2 days

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on January 25, 2012
at 02:54 PM

you should really neti pot

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on January 25, 2012
at 03:01 PM

Give your body a break nothing but good will come of it. I CF and lift 4 days a week, 1 day active recovery, so I understand when you're in a groove but you're not going to get better unless you take a step back and chill.

You're also setting yourself up for an injury if you're not on point. Been there, done that, never again no matter how badly I may want to go.

Take a few days, sleep, hydrate, eat. If you're still in crapterrible shape by Friday then IMO hit the doctor.

Also, no offense, but if you're that sick and came in and I had to share a rack with you? I'd be pretty mad combined with wanting to feed you tea, vitamins, and soup :)

Take care of yourself and yer bod, be well - k?

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on January 25, 2012
at 03:49 PM

It depends I think. Fever? Stay home! Kinda feeling weird? Personal decision, but I actually think the rule of thumb is "above the neck work out, below stay home." You're both so.. staying home was a most excellent idea :) I now let my bod decide.. last Sunday I was out of it - not sick but just weirdly zonked out. I knew if I lifted that I would probably get hurt. So stayed in except for a super fantastic walking and wandering adventure. Slept great that night, back on the next day.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on January 25, 2012
at 03:48 PM

It depends I think. Fever? Stay home! Kinda feeling weird? Personal decision, but I actually think the rule of thumb is "above the neck work out, below stay home." You're both so.. staying home was a most excellent idea :) I now let my bod decide.. last Sunday I was out of it - not sick but just weirdly zonked out. I knew if I lifted that I would probably get hurt. So stayed in except for a really nice walking adventure. Slept great that night, back on the next day.

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

(1368)

on January 25, 2012
at 03:07 PM

I'd be super pissed if someone came in to the gym coughing and with a fever. Then why do people seem to think its a good idea to work out when you are ill? Thanks for your answer, I like it a lot.

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5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

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on January 25, 2012
at 07:28 PM

Don't be stupid. Stay at home and recover. The world doesn't revolve around you, and no one wants you hacking and sneezing on the equipment they use. On the other hand, someone probably will make big bucks selling pictures if you go and injure yourself while exercising sick. I know I would. :)

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74c1777d7d39b053ca64c065dcdb0072

on February 04, 2012
at 05:50 PM

6x a week is ridiculous.

74c1777d7d39b053ca64c065dcdb0072

(713)

on February 04, 2012
at 09:07 PM

It depends on who you follow. Main site is 3 on 1 off, but most affiliates have people train 3-4 times a week. I follow John Welbourn's program and he has people lift heavy 4 times a week.

74c1777d7d39b053ca64c065dcdb0072

(713)

on February 04, 2012
at 09:06 PM

happy now. It depends on who you follow. Main site is 3 on 1 off, but most affiliates have people train 3-4 times a week. I follow John Welbourn's program and he has people lift 4 times a week.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on February 04, 2012
at 09:02 PM

Not an active crossfitter myself, so maybe I'm sticking my nose where it doesn't belong, but I thought the benefit of doing it came in the recovery phase, and that was why the workouts were usually spaced multiple days apart.

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

(1368)

on February 06, 2012
at 03:16 AM

This week I took 2 days off, and felt a lot better. I asked the coach and he said to focus on recovery like getting enough sleep and eating well. I can't say I have been getting enough sleep so I will do that this week... (as I stay up on Paleo hacks so I won't get enough sleep.)

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on January 25, 2012
at 03:12 PM

How about some tincture of yerba santa, yerba mansa, osha, oregon grape root, with a little cayenne? (I'm an herbalist so these are just a few of the herbs I may use--your situation may call for other herbs as well).

Adding a drop of organic tea tree oil to your neti pot saline solution also is supportive.

Your body is clearly sending you signals that you need to rest. You should listen to that message.

Also, you may want to look into why you have guilt about missing one workout and how your expectations are affecting you. Any health regimen should be sustainable and nourishing--not stressful and damaging.

Just a few thoughts!

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

(1368)

on January 25, 2012
at 03:15 PM

"tincture of yerba santa, yerba mansa, osha, oregon grape root, with a little cayenne?" Do I eat these things? And where do I get them. Sorry for being herbal noob.

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