Fibromyalgia Action UK
38,681 members50,950 posts

Weight Loss

On quite a combination of pain killers that if I wasn't carefull, I guess I could have gained weight but by eating healthy and trying to get some exercise, I have lost 13lbs in 6 weeks. Yes, I'm shattered after my visit to the gym but I come out of there with such a sense of achievement and know that I am not sitting down to fibro. Each week when I visit the gym, I try and add 5 minutes on, so far I can manage 30 mins on the treadmill (slow pace I might add) and 15 mins on the bike (again a slow pace) and then I sit in the spa tub for 30 mins to ease my body and that seems to help with any pain I may experience afterwards.

7 Replies

HI Gailbt, firstly well done honey, i too am trying to lose weight and i'm 2lb away from losing a stone and it has taken me nearly 2 months by doing the "Hairy Dieters" book. I haven't been as physical as i would like but i do make sure i hoover through and wash my floors every day and basically keeping house and occasionally walk the dog. It is hard at first but once in a routine it gets easier and i think it helps keeping my pain at bay. I'm starting swimming soon.

Keep it going xxx

Rachie xx


Well done Rachie on getting some exercise that you can do at home. I'm not very good at home stuff hence I go to the gym. It was hard at first and was in pain a lot but it's getting a littler bit easier, I tend to have a nap afterwards though which I enjoy as I am in a sound sleep for about 3 hours. I'm going to start using the pool there too as they have aqua aerobics which will be good.

Gail xx


Well done Gail and Rachie! Inspirational! I have started taking walks again, building up to walking our two dogs, then hopefully cycling and swimming! I am a very determined person and I will get there one day, I will! :P ;)

Aquarobics are at my local pool too Gail, a great idea and the water will support you! I definitely want to do that as soon as I can manage it. :) Let us know how you get on :)


Well done all of u, I need to loose weight too. I need to do more exercises but can't seem to manage it due to the amount of pain I am in. Docs have taken me off all pain killers and I am going mad with the pain. I wish I could run away from this pain.


Another one here who needs to lose weight... I planned on getting up early and spending the day with my hubby and family but I've been awake all night... so I've dug out the wool and hook and I started on another hat....we've nick-named them beanieberets as DD wanted a beanie but I sort of turned it into a beret lol...She's happy with it, so I thought I'd make one for my self too:D I'd love to go swimming again even if i ended up sitting in the whirlpool at the local sports centre lol well done on losing weight and as Liberty said yes you are inspirational, well done :D




well done! i also need to lose weight.. gained 3 stone since fibro reared its head.. exercise is the best drug for pain, but sooooo difficult to half asleep all the time lol...however, when i was in spain for a week, i swam every day and came back half a stone lighter...i think it has a lot to do with that giant orange orb in the sky :-) ....something we dont see enough here. i was in very little pain there and felt good overall. i want to exercise here but i dont get home till 8.30pm and i put my pajamas on and blob on the sofa till bed at 10pm...rock and roll :-)



We'll dun you! I'm 46 and all my life iv been a size 6 or 8,iv always been thin,in the past year since I have been on pregabalin I have gone up to a size 14!i don't exercise because of the discomfort or pain,also it's hard to find the energy,I know I need to do something it's just finding the motivation to do it! I just feel so hungry all the time,does anyone else just want to sit and eat all the time!? XX