Trying not to get upset

Doing yoga this morning....could only do 20 mins. I use to be able to do the entire 45mins. I couldn't lie down on my stomach because of the balloon feeling under my right rib cage..and I didn't have any more strength or energy after the 20 mins. I want to cry...I know I have to adjust my exercise program because of this disease, but I really need yoga for meditation and breathing reasons. My back has been hurting in the middle and I tend to not breathe deeply when I am in discomfort. Just feeling a little depressed about all this...trying to keep in shape is becoming a real challenge...I am fortunate in that I exercised my whole life, but having trouble coming up with solutions. Did anyone find out what that balloon feeling under the right rib cage is?

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Think about what you have eaten and drunk in the last few days. Have there been any differences.

It could also be that you are in some sort of a flare or that the body is dealing with some other cause of inflammation.

I always, correctly or not, tend to think of the lupus as being a bit like getting a cold. You know that given time a cold usually passes, and i tend to think of my bad days like this. I think it helps even though you feel completely downtrodden at the time

Give yourself permission to take some extra rest


Overnight....thanks for your hips have been getting worse lately...I could be flaring, not sure....I was fighting a sore throat yesterday and fighting a UTI without antibiotics. Maybe that's not helping. I did go off my strict diet as I was at the zoo yesterday, and bought a wrap with some kind of dressing. Might have had dairy in it. It was creamy. So hard to stay to diet. I am not always gluten free and dairy free. Doing the best I can.. Hope you had a good day.


Hi Natura

I had to give up yoga as it was too much for me and I had to stop doing classes as I was picking up so many illnesses I now do pilates at home, am in good shape and feel good about myself. The pilates breathing is different to the yoga meditation as I am sure you know but it still works the lungs out. Is it worth you talking to someone about how you feel about this before your depression becomes a problem? I sincerely hope that you can avoid this happening,

All the best and keep your chin up

Madmagz x


Thanks madmagz...I use to do Pilates. Maybe I will pick that up again. It might be less stress than the yoga. Thanks


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