Welcome to the forum. These women and men are awesome. They give a lot of support!
You have touched on a topic that I'm dealing with as well! What the heck is up with the fatigue and feeling like a big pile of fresh poop after we exercise?! What is that? Because I'm sick of it. We're trying to get well and look after ourselves, and the most important thing we can do to have good health makes us feel worse than before we started doing it!!!
I'm hearing you loud and clear. I need to figure out what to do too regarding exercise. I'm almost out of options.
I tried the swimming. I was able to go one time and that was it. Unfortunately, for me, even swimming is hard on my sacroiliitis and my feet. The resistance from the water was too hard on my lower back, and pushing off the pool floor was agnoy for my feet (no diagnosis on those feet yet). So I'm stuck. I can't do the treadmill either - feet. Walking - nope. I'm resorting to bringing my bike inside and setting it up on a special stand. I might be able to cycle. We'll see..... Anyway, I hope the swimming works well for you. I sure felt awful after my first session. But I know lots of people here swear by it. Give it a go and see what you think!
Fibro will definitely make you feel extremely fatigued in every way. I think CFS and Fibro are so closely related. I would say the tiredness you have is from the Fibro. The fatigue can be overwhelming, and it sounds like it's that way for you.
I'm not sure how to distinguish CFS from Fibro. They are so much alike. I don't know if CFS has the pain issues that fibro presents. Someone else here might be able to answer that one better for you.
The energy boost question! I'd like to know that answer too, LOL! I think maintaining a healthy diet, staying hydrated and keeping a healthy spirit can only help! I wish there was a quick fix answer for you. We're all looking for that.
In the meantime, let's keep each other posted on how the swimming/cycling goes. I just can't describe how horrid I feel after even doing a light exercise. I feel physically ill and super fatigued. I know exactly what you're saying.
Hope tomorrow is a better day for you!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus