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Creatine Kinase levels

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Z_I_L_L_A
Z_I_L_L_A Posts: 2,399 Member
Heavy workout hi reps for 2-3 hours raised my levels to 488. Normal levels are below 150. Anyone have stories about Rhabdo or high CK levels? I know mine wasn't high enough to cause Rhabdo. Just curious.

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  • piperdown44
    piperdown44 Posts: 958 Member
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    Do you supplement with creatine also? How soon after the workout did you have blood taken?
    Both can cause increase. That's why I've had to remind my Dr. that I supplement and given him some literature to read.
  • Z_I_L_L_A
    Z_I_L_L_A Posts: 2,399 Member
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    No supplements. Just a brutal workout. Took blood test 4 days after workout.
  • piperdown44
    piperdown44 Posts: 958 Member
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    That seems odd (I am not a Dr.). You have baselines from previous tests?
    What the Dr. say?
  • Z_I_L_L_A
    Z_I_L_L_A Posts: 2,399 Member
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    CK level goes up when you out. I had it go up to 280 couple years ago from hard long work out. Went down slowly over a week or 2. Plus probably didn't drink enough water. Same as this time.
  • DamieBird
    DamieBird Posts: 651 Member
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    CK levels can also spike after an injury. Mine jumped to over 1000 a couple of years ago with a complex meniscus tear.
  • crackpotbaby
    crackpotbaby Posts: 1,297 Member
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    CK levels rise when there is muscle damage, such as heavy workout.

    Most cases of rhabdomyalosis that I have seen (from excessive working out, being left laying on the floor for hours after a fall or from prolonged seizure) the CK has been like >20,000 ish.

    Cheers.
  • Cherimoose
    Cherimoose Posts: 5,208 Member
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    You're not close to rhabdo, but if you're concerned, stay hydrated, and consume carbs - ideally glucose - throughout your workout, to prevent muscle breakdown. Progress slowly in training volume each week. :+1:
  • Z_I_L_L_A
    Z_I_L_L_A Posts: 2,399 Member
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    Yeah, I know I wasn't close to Rhabdo. Found out the Amlodapine I was taking was keeping my heart rate at 90 just standing but with a pre workout drink and heavy long workout don't go together. Back on Lisinopril HR at 65 standing. Had allergic reaction to Amlodapine after workout. Been drinking a gallon of water a day and electrolytes hoping to clean the system up a little.