Exercise

Does anyone have any forms of exercise that help them? I notice that walking and swimming are noted as being beneficial. I have always loved walking although when I finished my walk I seized up. So on a walk I could never take a rest or my husband would have to carry me home. I stopped walking because if I went on a walk on a Sunday I was still very stiff and in considerable pain on the following days and I couldn't risk time off work. Since I have stopped walking I have put on weight. So now I am trying to exercise to lose weight but haven't found anything that I can do that doesn't cause me to not be able to walk for a few days. I am the same with swimming. I once spent 6 hours in the pool because I was in too much pain to get out :(

anyone got a regime that works?

Take care all X

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  • hi there just to say that if you seize up after walking a nice warm bath will help you and your seized legs, hope this helps i'm Alan and its nice to meet you

  • Thanks I do have a soak it is nice but legs are still stiff after. I get stiff after I sleep as well so i think its probably always going to happen now.

    Thanks :)

  • hi there are well its the only thing i could think of take care Alan

  • Have you tried Ti Chi or yoga?

  • Going to give it a try I think,

  • Just take it easy at first!!!

  • I have started doing Tai Chi and a bit of Quigong every day, if possible. I found them on YouTube since I can't get to a class and I can definitely recommend it. I am more agile and it has improved my balance.(I'm 70!)

    Hope you find what you're looking for.

    Take care xx

  • I have the same issues. I am on a much healthier diet now. The fatigue isn't quite so bad but apart from that, I don't feel any different. Not yet anyway. Maybe not carrying as much weight will ease the symptoms a little. I have done some walking. I did quite a long walk last Sunday that I didn't think I could manage. I did seize up afterwards too but it soon passed and I felt good having done it. Our options are limited but a little of something you enjoy when you feel up to it has to be beneficial x

  • My motto is little and often!! With fibromyalgia it is all about pacing yourself.

    It sounds like you are overdoing your walks... I find that instead of going on one long walk, I take 3 short walks a day .. maybe 3 walks of 20-25 minutes at a moderate pace so that my body has time to recover in between.

    The same with swimming... I usually swim for 25-30 minutes at a gentle pace... Don't feel that you have to be an Olympic swimmer!

    I also find that yoga is good, I suggest Hatha yoga which is quite easy and simple. Also if you have a garden, I find a little "pottering about", is relaxing and gentle exercise.

    Remember little and often!! xx

  • I do a daily gentle physiotherapy. It is just gently rolling knees, ankles etc; and slowly bending of the knees and toes etc. I find this very useful. I want to genuinely and sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

    All my hopes and dreams for you

    Ken

  • I THINK YOU ARE REALLY CLEVER AT DOING ALL THE RIGHT THINGS, BUT YOU KNOW, THERE IS NO CURE FOR WHAT WE HAVE, JUST TRY TO BE KIND TO YOURSELF AND IF YOU STOPPED WORKING PERHAPS THIS WOULD BE BETTER FOR YOU AS YOU NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON YOURSELF AND GIVE YOURSELF EVERY OPPERTUNITY TO GET BETTER.I KNOW THIS IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE, BUT THERE ARE LOADS OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO WILL HELP, ITS JUST A MATTER OF FINDING THEM,

    HOPE I HAVE HELPED SOMEWHAT,

    BEST WISHES

    LILLYX

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