The one thing consistently recommended for fibromyalgia is exercise. The one thing we would rather not do is exercise because of the pain and fatigue it causes and the post exercise malaise as well. And yet, for me, it is a necessary evil regardless of how difficult it is. But it is quite difficult. It … Continue reading My experience with fibromyalgia and mild/moderate exercise
Migraine disease and exercise is a tricky topic. Research suggests exercise helps but exercise can also be a major migraine trigger. I have been attempting to exercise because I need to lose weight to help with my mild sleep apnea. Problem is, I gained weight due to inactivity from my vertigo problems. Doing anything at … Continue reading For migraine disease does exercise help or hinder?
I have fluctuated in my weight from 120 pounds to 170 pounds. And I don't eat any different. I do have hypothyroidism. And we are put on 101 medications that cause weight gain so That is a fun adventure. "Eat when you are hungry. That is your body telling you when it needs food." So … Continue reading Chronic pain: My Diet and exercise
Chronic illness comes with fatigue more often than not. And we don't feel well with various symptoms. We are tired. We are sick. It is easy to get into a slump mentally and emotionally. And then the motivation to do anything at all equally slumps. I am in that slump right now. I am exhausted. … Continue reading Motivational slump
"How do I begin exercising with fibromyalgia?" This is a very good question, by the way. Research shows that exercise does help with fibromyalgia a lot and it is a good part of your pain management strategy. Okay, this is a tricky one. I know because I have done it the wrong way and the … Continue reading Question: Exercising and fibromyalgia
I am serious with that picture... a moment of pain is infinite sometimes. Take exercise for example. I am achieving my exercise goal. Exercise for me is a painful endeavor. I assume because of the hypermobility syndrome and my extra flexible joints that refuse to stay where they ought to. I do physio for that … Continue reading Exercise: Achieving goals is surprisingly painful