Swimming Pools

Just switched over to salt water. Still produces chlorine in water and have to add cyanauric acid. Does anyone feel unwell after swimming in a pool? Does anyone avoid pools altogether. Haven't seen any post on this. Wondering if it's just me. I tend to try and stay away from chemical use when I clean, and have been trying to eat clean for 12 years now.

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  • I am so genuinely sorry to read that and I sincerely hope that you find the answers that you are looking for. I cannot go swimming as I have COPD and the vapours / humidity from the pool make me ill. I want to genuinely wish you all the best of luck.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Thanks ken....I do have trouble breathing. Maybe that is what it is. I just felt so sick after swimming yesterday. I ate an anti inflammatory dinner, and rested....felt better. But hubby doesn't understand why I don't feel well enough to cook dinner when I look ok on the outside. It's very upsetting.

  • i go swimming with you

  • Is COPD common among fibro sufferers or lupus?

  • Not that I know of, I have COPD as a result of life long asthma.

  • It's hard to tell. I always make sure I shower well once I've been swimming and I'd say I always feel better - on balance - after I go.

    I feel it's something I need to do because I need to find a way to exercise without putting pressure and stress on my joints or muscles. I don't feel I'm quite strong enough yet to be breaking a sweat on the treadmill.


  • Thanks funky fairy....that s why I go in the pool to exercise with out stress on joints. Maybe I overdid it. I didn't think I exercised that much. I am afraid to go swimming again, which I love.

  • I would feel ill if I was to use a swimming pool. Not because of chemicals but because it lowers my body temperature. The cold makes me feel ill. I would have thought all of us feel ill when we get cold. I often feel like I have the Flu when the temperature drops. My body has become a barometer.

    PS. I live alone with no friends because everyone doubts us Fibro sufferers. If people doubt you then walk away.

  • Fibroman....I feel ill when I got too hot. My pool is 84 degrees, and I am exercising in it. U can actually sweat in a pool. Maybe that's what happened. My body cannot control temperature hot or cold. And I totally understand no one believing you. I am having fights at home with my husband and children because they sit around while I run around doing chores and cooking and cleaning. I just told my daughter today I should have a sign on me when I don't feel good. Please help me today. She did and went with me to bring recycle bottles back and buy more water. (Can't drink local water). This is a teenager who won't get off the couch for no one. It is very hard for me to ask for help. My entire life I have done things by myself and never asked anyone for help. This is a new chapter in my life. Hope u r well today!

  • no i love swimming

  • Ok....I don't feel well again when I breathe in car/truck fumes. I noticed this starting awhile back.

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