22 Dec '12, 7pm

Geoff Roes thinks he's found the cause of his illness: overtraining syndrome. Fear it.

Geoff Roes thinks he's found the cause of his illness: overtraining syndrome. Fear it.

I am so sorry you are fighting this. I can totally relate. I am not sure what labs you have had but I was (am) having symptoms of poor recovery, poor performance, brain fog, weight gain, sleepyness, etc. I went to Seattle Performance Medicine and had extensive testing which revealed wacked up cortisol, leptin, testosterone, and low blood sugar, low heart rate, and low bp. Dr. Cooper not only said this was typical of "overtraining syndrome" but I also have post prandial hypoglycemia so whenever I eat my blood sugar actually goes down. My muscles were needing sugar and not getting it. When you said this can happen to anyone you were correct. I, by no means am an elite runner but I have been running many miles and racing frequently over the past 7 years. My body finally said ENOUGH! It is driving me crazy to not be able to run (or do anything that raises my heart rate too hig...

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