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Exercise ?

Exercise ?

Has anyone found exercise really help ? How long does it take before your body just allows you to exercise without the burning throbbing pain that makes me want to sit in ice . Also what have you found best ? I’ve gained weight since being on my meds and want to do something about it . I don’t want to be defeated by this which at the moment that’s how I feel .

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Ive started exercising after losing a lot of weight. Started slowly almost a year ago and now im an exercise addict. There are days when i know i have to reign things in but I'll often push through the pain and go to class anyway. I now have some better days than others rather than constantly bad days but it really helps me mentally and physically. No idea why and would never tell anyone else with fibro to do the heavy classes im doing but it works for me

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I walk. I don't do it every day. When I do, I try to make it a half hour. I haven't been to the walking track at the community center for 2 weeks because I've felt so bad but I will get back to it. It is supposed to be in the upper 70's on Tuesday so I will get out in the neighborhood and give it a go.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes, exercise really helps me in every way, mentally and physically. Each of us is different plus our fibro symptoms are different, so make sure you tailor your exercises to your specific needs and abilities, otherwise you can end up in pain. In my case I have specific areas I cannot challenge with pulling, lifting or twisting so I avoid those movements. Walking, jogging, gentle stretching, swimming is helpful. I use kineziology tape to stabilize the area which is most sensitive to movements and I find them very helpful. Skin can be sensitive so be conservative at first try, how much and how long you use it (you tube videos might be helpful to watch how to place them). This is just my type of dealing with fibro, it may not be helpful to everyone but I am happy with it, helps me to stay mobile and lessen the pain.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I am going to try yoga... And I have gained a lot of weight as well... But I enjoy walking and swimming in moderation I've found that it helps some what..

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Good for you!

posted over 3 years ago
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