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papa
09-03-2004, 03:22 PM
I've often wondered about the effects of medications on a persons play - concentration, mood, reflexes, stamima, balance, sun, heat, etc. Many take over the counter medications such as asprin, Aleve and so forth prior to playing but many others are on prescription drugs.

Do any of you have experiences with these issues and how have you handled them?

Bungalo Bill
09-03-2004, 08:14 PM
I take 5 Aleve tablets everytime before I play. Fortunately, I dont play that often (twice a week) otherwise that might turn into a problem. I take them because of my banged up ankles and neck problems. They work wonders for me - until they wear off!

Other medications, can play havoc on your concentration and your ability to track the ball. Depression medicine can cause some jitters and that could have an effect.

Depending on how you respons to medicines your moods can also effect your ability to concentrate and stay calm.

The key thing about tennis is, can you stay calm and relaxed.