I have worked in the Fitness Field but by no means am I a professional physical therapist so this is just a bit of what I have learned.
Prior to increasing your physical activity level, it is a good idea to discuss your plans with your physician. Additionally, an ACE-certified Personal Trainer can assist you in developing your activity program and guide your rate of progression. One of the friendliest family oriented places to find a trainer is at your local YMCA.
Because postural imbalances and tight, inflexible muscles are common in individuals with Fibro, every activity session should begin and end with mobility (flexibility and range-of-motion) activities. These exercises should be done slowly, emphasizing quality of movement, and never be taken to the point of pain.
The trainer will help you set up a program and then you may work on your own.
Walking also is an excellent activity. You do not need a trainer and again your should stretch before and after, go at your own pace and rest when you need too.
I am sure you will get some great advice from other members.
Take care and I wish you the best.
Thanks for you input, great post and I am sorry you had a hard time getting your diagnosis and treatment plan corrected.
May I request that you break down your next post into paragraphs as it makes it so much easier to read and comprehend.
I thank you in advance for your understanding of this request.
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Post Edited (stkitt) : 12/31/2007 11:41:19 AM (GMT-7)
I also have Fibro. i even questioned my Rheumy many times. I also have some Arthritis shown by xrays. So it is possible you have some other things going on as well as Fibro.
I too am tired all the time. Sometimes it gets better for me. Also, my muscle relaxer stopped working and my Rheumy switched it for me.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...