Mar 5, 2013 8:05pm
I also have fibromyalgia. I'm just starting to get into a routine again. My best advice is to start slow and only workout for short periods of time in the beginning to get your body used to the different weights and pressures on your joints. I am extremely stubborn and always push myself way too hard too fast and end up in bed with the "flu" symptoms. I currently belong to a gym and find it extremely helpful to sit in the sauna after tough workouts. If you're working out at home take a hot shower or an epsom salt soak after workouts (i love epsoms- theyre are tons of studies suggesting magnesium deficiencies in people with fibromyalgia) I also make sure I'm drinking plenty of water, and eating healthy proteins after workouts, raw nuts, yogurt, avocados, whole grains. I have a personal trainer and I'm open and honest about my limitations. I push myself, but I am in control of how far because I know my body and my limits and the pain that comes with it. We live with this terrible disease and it can really suck... Don't let it discourage you. You are so strong, you can handle pain on a level most people can't even comprehend! Stay positive and kick some ^%#!!!