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 not saying exercise is torture, but it resembles it in ways that are remarkably close. Especially with chronic pain and illness. I know there are benefits, but you just can't see them. And for pain? Don't see that one at all in my case. So... the manual. And remember, motion is the lotion.
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
Here are some benefits to exercise: Exercise is not evil. There is said it. Stress benefits, mood benefits and helps with insomnia. Mostly though it helps with deconditioning. Although you might give me this face… And in general, it may feel like… And we think a lot of reasons why we shouldn't But it … Continue reading Exercise for chronic illness
I did, in fact, do some exercise in the technical sense of the word. I got on an Exercise bike and I moved my legs on it so, in fact, I did exercise. It caused tremendous and immediate pain on a level that is pretty indescribable except to say that it just got worse and … Continue reading I did some exercise! Sort of.