Sorry if this has been asked too many times. But this fatigue issue is unbearable sometimes. I feel like my life is just wasting away, waiting for some energy to come
I am lucky my pain is under fair control, one major pill intake 4 times a day is a vitamin. It is 150 mg of magnesium citrate. I sure saw a difference in hospital when I couldn’t get it .
Hi @MauitT, cheers for your super-positive response. You are a winner, willinging to start moving again.
I believe by following what I thought was impossible (due to fear of letting my medications slowly go), you will again have the opportunity to restart hiking if you so wish.
Start small once you've wiggled and walked for a week or so.
E'g, five minutes walking slowly on the spot, changing to a 10 minute walk around the home, building up to a mindful 15 minutes power walk outdoors.
This slow process will not cause a flare up. Wherever you're at, spine-flex every 2 hours also, by a slow roll down or cat/cow for natural pain relief. I've noticed tearing into these solutions backfires. It has to slowly.. For me at least.
Please let me know how you progress XX
Waiting for energy is a long wait.
I had to start using energy to create energy.
Starting v small by wiggling fingers and toes, slow spine flexing to regulate the Central Nervous System and release natural pain relief.
Start sitting upright with posture correction, moving to standing, then walking, each addition one at a time over a period of time;
before beginning or recommencing gentle exercise, e.g, yoga or pilates.
Again start small 5 minutes 2-3 times a day.
If your on minimum medication, i believe it wise not to add more, as the side-effects trigger flare-ups whilst mimicking Fibro.
I say this with experience of going from a comatose blob to having confirmation my acute long-term Fibro is in proper remission
Although painful due to lack of use;
Anyone can move some part of the body, its a great place to start.
Nope. It's awful I know I have fibro and ME .you must rest pace exercise is bad for M.E so just gentle short walks 5 minutes stretches otherwise you flop..its taken me 2 years to work that out. Cos I kept pushing I ve had fibro years but M.E 3 years after Epstein barr virus
To add one more thing, I just found out about Chlorella (a type of algae supplement) which is supposed to immensely help with fatigue. A study I read found a 20% improvement in fatigue for people with fibromyalgia who were given it. I just ordered a bunch of it and I'll see if I find any improvement.
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