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Mar 24, 2018 9:23 PM

Hi,
Before the fibromyalgia and arthritis got so bad, I was able to work out all day everyday.
Now I can't even walk from one room to the next on my bad days. And on really bad days I just have to lay flat on my back because I don't feel I can hold my head up.
I long to work out again. My frustration builds with every day and it shows through in my behaviour.
It's harx enough keeping my bipolar under control and this frustration doesn't help one bit.
Problem is that every time I try to exercise it ruins me for days, I can't work or go anywhere.
The Dr's/specialists tell me "do less". How can I do less than nothing? How long do I have to do nothing until I see results? Won't doing nothing increase my problem? I'm confused.
It's been over a year of doing next to nothing, I work around 6 hrs per week!
I've gained 15kg and feel quite down on myself.
Has anyone been to this point and come good again? I'd love to hear about it. Thanks.

Mar 24, 2018 10:25 PM

Hello it is scary to read what you are describing here is exactly what I am running into
This is the first time I respond but this is so recognizable
Sorry for the bad English I come from Holland
It seems that it is a known problem, but I have a lot of difficulty accepting it

Mar 24, 2018 10:42 PM

Thank you for your comment.
And don't worry about your English, it is very good (much better than some, who's first language is English!)

Mar 26, 2018 11:43 AM

I have been trying to exercise a little everyday! It is hard when you have pain to do anything at all! If you can I would just do stretching exercises for now! And I mean start real slow! Please don't do nothing! Your muscles will get weak! Can you go to any physical therapy? This might help you! After I exercise I sometimes use my heating pad for relief and biofreeze for the aches! I hope this is helpful! Oh and put on your favorite music too!

Mar 26, 2018 10:20 PM

I have had cognitive behavioral therapy, this helped a bit
Unfortunately, I am still suffering from heavy pain medication
Today an interview with the surgeon, because I have a pain score of 9.5 for 2 weeks on a previously unknown pain point
In the therapy I've had, they teach you to stay ahead of your limits and stay well ahead
In the end, it remains very difficult to stay in front of the border, so I indicated that this post has a lot of similarities

Mar 28, 2018 12:04 AM

I am like u and before the pain got so bad i worked out, but now i cant barely do anything. I do have a full time job amd that took montha to get used to. I find that i havr more"spoons" if you are familiar with the spoon theory in the morning so if i do anything i have to do it before work. I get sad when i think about what i used to do. For yhe past week i started with 20 sit ups a day either together or for the day depending on the pain. Thats all. I am sad thats all i can handle and even that is painful, but i am trying and that what counts. Maybe u can do 20 a week or 10 a week of something and that is a good start.

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