I am hoping some of you will be able to share your experience of starting to exercise again after a long period of mobility issues.
For 2 years I gradually lost my mobility and had been referred to an OT after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
I felt so ill that I was convinced this diagnosis was not correct and requested copies of my blood tests which showed my b12 getting lower over the years. 165 was the last test done and I was supplementing b12 at the time which my gp said would not effect the test! After many arguments with my gp who refused further testing I gave up and started self injecting last October with the help of the pernicious anemia society.
This really has saved my life and I would say I am now 60% better and enjoying life again. I used to be a keen runner before getting ill and I really want to get my fitness back. I have started doing the couch potato to 5k and it is killing me.
The following day my symptoms seem to return and I am totally wiped out and in quite a lot of pain. It seems to take quite a few days to recover.
My question is am I trying to do too much too soon and is this usual to feel so wiped out after exercise? Will it always be like this or will I have to learn to take things a bit easier or will I continue to recover and eventually be able to run again?
I take plenty of supplements and eat healthy?
If any of you can offer advice and share your experience it would be much appreciated.