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 Post subject: Exercise and fibromyalgia (or other chronic pain issues)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:32 pm 
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Hello hello everyone, I'm trying to lose weight, I just count calories and stay within' a healthy range. I try and exercise, and sometimes I can do great for like a month and them get hit with a horrible pain flare and be out of commission for another month, then when I start exercising again I have to start all the way over back at like, tiny little bits before I can work up to where I need to be at. (which is at about 45 mins a day)

I'm half venting and half asking what other people do in these situations.

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 Post subject: Re: Exercise and fibromyalgia (or other chronic pain issues)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:45 pm 
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Hi there - just noticed this subject and I'm in a similar situation. I have a LOT to say about it, but I'm running out the door now - just wanted to say "hi" and "it's not just you." More later!


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 Post subject: Re: Exercise and fibromyalgia (or other chronic pain issues)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:34 pm 
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Haha, thanks. This weather (i'm in pittsburgh, pa) is kind of KILLING me today. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Exercise and fibromyalgia (or other chronic pain issues)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:04 pm 
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Same problem here. Elizabee help us!


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 Post subject: Re: Exercise and fibromyalgia (or other chronic pain issues)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:46 am 
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For the last month and a half or so I've been getting myofascial release and it's helped SO MUCH. She also gives me things to do at home to keep up, I love it!

has anyone else had this done?

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 Post subject: Re: Exercise and fibromyalgia (or other chronic pain issues)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:52 am 
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I know 4 people with fibro. Its all anecdotal, but they all tell me that getting sun and vitamin D helps keep the fibro at bay. They have all told me that working through the pain helps, as much as they don't want to do it.

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 Post subject: Re: Exercise and fibromyalgia (or other chronic pain issues)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:29 pm 
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Working through it was a huge help for me, but I couldn't do it until I'd already started to get better. At my worst, every millimeter of my body was between eight and nine on the pain scale, and I was too weak to, like, plug in an appliance. Exercise helps? Sure, I'll get right on that. Can you help me up?

I had an upswing in my health when a major stressor in my life went away, and was able to start exercising then. It took a while for this to happen, but the biggest leaps came when I had worked up to doing exercise hard enough to release serotonin. I still have flare-ups but I can generally maintain my health enough not to sink to the deepest places.

So back to your original question - I have lots of periods when I can't work out, between fibro, a bulging disc, and a cartilage tear in my hip. My rule is that I always have to do something, whether it's a walk or stretching or sitting on the couch lifting 3-pound weights. Definitely not an ideal situation, but I seem to be staying afloat at least.

I'm from Pittsburgh too - originally anyway!


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