I have only recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia tho symptoms started about 3 years ago when drs thought I had polymyalgia, symptoms have gotten worse over the last 12 months and my pain is mainly in bed as I can't turn over without it hurting and waking me up, thus I am awake on and off most of the night as I just cannot get comfortable, heavy leg syndrome too. I get a lot of stiffness in my body if I sit for too long, and I get as I can only explain as broken glass pain in my upper arm muscles. I joined a gym at the weekend as the Dr thought exercise may be good, I do walk at least 40 mins a day with my dogs, but went swimming for the first time in a long time and noticed how I could barely move my arms and legs and was very slow, however I did manage about 6 lengths of the pool. I also suffer with my knees and cannot get in the bath any more as I cannot get myself out as the pain is very bad and I don't seem to have the strength in my arms and wrists to get on my knees to get out of the bath. Anyway, after the swimming I paid for it yesterday as was in constant pain all day, tho I think I may have done too much in the day too. I just want to know if exercising has helped many people on here as my husband seems very sceptical about it!!
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.