Posted 4/12/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -7)
Moderate exercise should not cause a problem and will help your overall health and well being. If you are on prednisone weight bearing exercises have a lot of value to stave off bone loss. Just listen to your body and back off if you do too much.
I work out 4-6 times a week and my workouts are 1-2 hours and usually vigorous. If I am tired I do less or take the day off. Never had any problems other than falling asleep in my chair at night.
I believe that many chonically ill people talk themselves into doing less and suffer as a result. Exercising or even taking a short walk is difficult when you have weakness or chronic fatigue but if you can make yourself do it, even on a very modest scale, you are usually better off. Of course, discuss it with your doctor.
Mixed connective tissue disease (systemic lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis), Raynauds phenomena, Hypertension, Barrett's esophagus.
Meds: prednisone 5mg, 50mg imuran, Lotrel 40/5mg, maxide 37.5/25mg, folic acid, potassium, aciphex 20mg, multi vitamins.
Maintain your optimism and you can beat the odds.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller