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#1 aprilmg

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:47 AM

I can have high hopes to start excercising today, then fibro symptoms start up. Really diffiicult to not get discouraged and just not do anything.
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#2 JKA2

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:51 AM

Do you have access to a pool, or ideally a warm-water therapy pool?
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:03 AM

Are you on any of the prescribed medications to assist with the pain relief, improved sleep, energy and mood? It won't be easy but I wish you the best.
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:34 AM

the good thing about JC is that its set up to lose weight even if you dont exercise. it just takes a little longer. I bet when some of your weight starts coming off, everything about your life and your condition will get easier and you will be able to start exercising a little. Just give it some time.
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#5 aprilmg

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:04 PM

:) Thank you for your responses ! I belong to the local YMCA. It has an indoor pool. It does make it easier to exercise. I just don't go very often as I could. It makes my skin very dry. They have a whirlpool but that makes me feel worse. They warm water therapy pool sounds really nice. Have to check if any in my area. I wonder is health insurance will pay for that ? As far as medications, I take Welbutrin, Trazadone at bedtime for sleep, Lyrica 300 mg daily, muscle relaxers as needed and pain meds only if absolutely needed. That's enough for now. :wacko: Thanks Sonya for your comments ! I remember being well enough to exercise more when I weighed less. So there is hope. Thanks again for all the support. I need it.
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#6 Maalinda

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:50 AM

Fibromyalgia does pose extra challenges. I like using the elliptical as there is no impact and I can adjust how hard I work to accommodate my current symptoms.
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Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:32 AM

When I first started Jenny Craig in 2006 my Fibro was really bad!  I would not have ever thought about even trying to exercise. But I joined Jenny, starting eating right, and a few months into it I started going to the gym.  Just doing 30 minutes of slow cardio 3 times a week, then eventually built up to 5 days a week. I can tell you that once I started losing weight my fibro systems were so much less. I also started taking a lot of vitamins and supplements as well.  I lost a total of 99 pounds!

 

I personally feel that a lot of the symptoms of fibro are relieved when we take care of our bodies, and our immune system. Yes there are still going to be days when I feel like ... nope .. not doing anything today.. but those days are less and less when I keep my weight and my immune system under control.  Over the past 2 years I have had so much going on that I let myself gain 50 pounds back... and I feel horrible physically because of it. 

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I just started back on Jenny last week and after my first week back and today at my weigh in I was down 4.2... feels great to see the scale moving in the right direction, now just waiting on my body to feel better and better as the pounds drop off... :rolleyes:

 

Good luck to all of you out there and to those of you with Fibro...(((BIG HUGS))) cause I know how much pain your in.. keep your chins up though... you have a lot of us out here cheering you on!!  :wub:


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