Workouts for fibromyalgia
Mar 12, 2015 11:45am
Anyone else have fibromyalgia? I'm in constant pain and exercise is difficult. It sometimes causes a flare-up of pain (3-4 days of greatly increased pain and fatigue - kinda feels like a really bad flu). It's supposed to help ease pain, but takes 2-3 months to see any benefit. My society's standards, I've got about 200lbs to lose. Unfortunately, I also have PCOS, which makes it extremely difficult to lose weight. Right now, I'm more concerned with just getting healthier and more fit. Weight isn't a very good measure of health anyway. If I end up losing weight, great. If not, oh well.
What programs and/or exercises are good for someone who's obese (I.e. Has trouble with certain exercises or moves) who also has chronic pain and fatigue? Most of the programs seem way beyond my level, even the beginner ones. My stamina is abyssimal and I have asthma, which is worsened by exercise, so I can't do much for long at this point. I know it can improve, however.
Mar 12, 2015 3:46pm
What kind of treadmill do you find more cushioning in? What brand?
Jun 1, 2016 3:20pm
I have both PCOS and Fibromyalgia as well.
Going to physical therapy has helped.
I am at the point where I work out and deal with pain later. Eating healthier has seemed to stop my flare ups and made working out easier.
I walk 1.8 miles to work and that has helped as well.