Posted 3/8/2011 5:18 PM (GMT -6)
You do not know unless you try it. What if-it helps? Yah for you!! What if-it doesn't? You stop.
There is not a one-size-fits-all cure-all for this condition. You try different stuff to see what works, for YOU, to make you comfortable, productive, and better.
When I was first diagnosed, the rheumie told me to go to aqua therapy. He said 'Go for a month, learn the moves, and then do it on your own." I didn't, for a variety of reasons. I had a lot of reasons why this was hard to do. I was living in a large metro area, the closest facility was a 45 minute drive from my house, I was in a stressful grad program, and I felt I couldn't afford the time to drive to and fro.
BUT, three years ago, I joined a YMCA, and started aqua aerobics. Today, I try to hit the pool three times weekly, and feel so much better. When I don't go, I feel worse: less energy, more pain. Sometimes going to work out needs to go on the back burner, when life gets nutty.
I am now so mad at myself for not taking the time seven years ago to see if aqua therapy helped.
Fibromyalgia DX 2005. Ulcerative Colitis, arthritis, TMJ. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed.
There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot.