Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
OK guys...I was gonna start a thread, but may just want to hijack this one...anyway, I drink at least 150 fl oz a day (Usually on workout days I'll drink up to 200fl oz) and I'm pissing ALL THE TIME. Thing is, I keep getting sick, literally every 2-3 months I'll get a cold that'll knock me for a few days (have one now on vaca, it SUCKS). Every doctor I've been to and had urine and blood tested says I'm ok due to how much i work out or run. I'd like to hear what some of you clowns think. If I try and cut down I feel so damn thirsty, but have a feeling that its all in my head. I've been on this water regiment since I started losing weight (was ~210, now am 165) which was 5 years ago.
I think this has more to do with your training regime. By training so often it's not unusual if your immune system is not as strong as it should be. And living in NY and not having great immune system = plane crash. By training when you are a little sick you are literally inviting bacteria to attack. It is also important with a full recovery after bacterial infections, since they can blossom up if you start to train before they are completely gone.
I remember one time where I had a bacterial infection in the throat, and went on antibiotics. After a week I felt good, and since this was in my insane training period I had six workouts in the gym the first week. The infection blossomed like a bitch, and went full rambo on my ass. It also was immune to the antibiotics, so I had to be put in on 24/7 watch for about two weeks at the hospital. About five-six weeks after the blossomed infetion I could get back to training, with muscles like a 10 year old.
If tl;dr: Wait a week before training after you've been sick.