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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Exercise flares my fibromyalgia pain. There’s the muscle ache from using muscles that have been neglected, yes. That I can handle. But under that there is the deep tingling pain of fibro that is constant and will not rest. I need the exercise to get this weight off. I need the weight off to lessen fibro symptoms. My diet is better and improving, which helps lessen fibro. I’ve taken about a month to increase activity to current levels. Any suggestions to lessen inflammation and pain are welcome.
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    I have Fibro too and have found that I can't really exercise like I used to. Repetitive motions aren't good. Neither is strenuous exercise. Walking is about the only thing that I can do. I used to do water aerobics which was good but I'm finding it harder and harder to get in and out of the pool. I hope you find something that works for you.
    67 days ago
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    Ease off on the exercise, you may be doing too much which causes inflammation. Find what works for you, enough to still get a workout but not so much you get a flare up.
    Weight loss is 80% food, so focus on food that does not cause inflammation and therefore weight gain.
    For me it is wheat products that are the problem, my DD’s arthritis flares up with nightshade veggies and sugar. Again.. figure out what works for you and what works against you.
    Good luck!
    68 days ago
    I am trying potassium pills and vitamin B-complex for my neuropathy..they might help with fibro also.
    68 days ago
    Exercise does not make you lose weight. Controlling what you eat does. Try magnesium and curcumin: these supplements help with pain and inflammation. Also try to limit your carbs and add fatty fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel) to your diet. I lost 65 pounds this past year by modifying my diet, but did not increase my exercise due to crippling arthritis and surgery.
    68 days ago
    I also have an autoimmune condition as well and exercise and staying mobile are essential for me. Exercise helps decrease inflammation; also in the last 5 months I have lost 24 pounds, so packing around less weight is a huge relief. Carrying extra baggage is just that: it's the equivalent of wearing a backpack all the time for xx pounds. One thing that has helped me reduce the inflammation is ditching sugar. It just dawned on me this morning when I got up, that I did not head for the heat pack to put around my neck. I have not even used in weeks now, and nearly forgot about it. So it is another NSV that makes me happy. I hope you find just what works well for you.
    68 days ago
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