I have laryngitis.
And aside from the fact that i can't talk, and my throat feels like it's on fire..
I feel fine in every other way.. like i don't have any cold symptoms or anything.. all my symptoms are literally just in my throat.
Is it safe to go to the gym or should i be waiting til i'm better?
Should be ok. The only time I've ever had a problem is when I had a cold or virus.
Unless I was literally held down in an operating theatre having my legs re-attached, I would still go to the gym. Unless it's upper day, inwhich case a light drizzle is enough to put me off.
Oh, that's fine as its just inflamed vocal cords. You shouldn't exercise too intensely if at all if you have a virus as it puts too much pressure on the heart. But you're okay.
It's safe to go to the gym if you have a sore throat.
I would say no, to be on the safe side...I always thought it was weird (even though I appreciated getting off games!) when my mum'd say I couldn't do games at school when I'd come back from having a heavy cold or something, but it can actually be very dangerous - she's a nurse and my dad's a doctor and they've known of people drop dead simply from doing exercise when they're ill. It's not really worth the risk, and, besides, you're not going to be helping your recovery as you'll be putting more strain and stress on your already stressed and strained body. Rest up and get better before you undertake any exercise.
So glad you made this thread OP.
I'm sick as a puppy at the moment. I'm okay lying down but when I sit up the room spins (and standing is practically unbearable). My temp is sky high even though the heating is off. All I could manage to eat yesterday was three mouthfulls of bran flakes. I had to pour the rest down the toilet. I (stupidly) dragged on my gym kit and got my home weights out. I forced myself to do a 5 min warm-up on the crosstrainer then I started doing some reps with the weights. It literally felt like I was going to faint. I had waves of what I could only describe felt like 'static electricity' going through me. I couldn't go on with the workout.
Feel like a fookin looser.
I'll try and make up for it today.
If you felt like you were going to faint and were that horribly ill yesterday why on earth are you wanting to work out today?!?!
It's a well-known fact that exercising when recovering from, say, a virus such as flu, can cause you to suffer a heart attack.
People saying they feel bad about not exercising when they're unwell - it's a pretty worrying attitude...it's almost akin to anorexia. You should exercise in order to improve your health - and if you exercise while you're ill you certainly won't be doing that. Common sense, people.
I felt a bit ill before going to the gym on friday, like I was coming down with a cold, got to the end of my workout, and threw up! Luckily I'd made it to the toilets. OP I would say give it a few days and when you're feeling better get back into it. Have you talked to you GP about it when you got diagnosed?
Exercise when you're suffering from a virus can cause the virus to enter the pericardium, which could lead to heart failure. It's basic physiology. If it's a bacterial infection, you've not got that risk, but vigorous exercise will lower your immunity, meaning it will take you longer to recover and you're putting yourself at risk of contracting further infections.
Plus, common sense tells you not to make yourself more dehydrated than you already are when you're suffering from an infection. It's pig ignorant to exercise and get your temperature up and make yourself even more dehydrated when you've already got a lack of fluids.
If you can't go for a few days, for the sake of your health, without exercising because you're so worried about your weight (even though you'll probably be losing weight whilst you're ill) or because you're so obsessed with your muscles then that's rather worrying and you should get some perspective.