There have been quite a few posts on here about
exercise. If you want to check them out, you can just use the search bar at the top right of the forum page.
It is very VERY common to feel totally wiped out after exercising when you have lyme. I read a descript
ion of a bartender who said he would sometimes lift a keg of beer at work (50 lbs.) and then be so exhausted from that ONE action that he could barely crawl to his car at the end of his shift. He wanted to curl up and sleep on the floor of the bar. I feel that way after doing heavy weights at the gym, as well as extremely nauseous for a couple of days like the worst hangover I've ever had.
For most lymies, the exercise-induced exhaustion kicks in 24-48 hours after the exercise and can take days to weeks to recover from. It's usually caused by die-off of the bacteria due to increased body temperature and higher oxygen intake during the exercise. You're not damaging your body, but damaging the bugs, so all the suggestions for detoxing their toxins out of your system after working out are right on.
Based on the many exercise convos on here the last few months, it seems like there are 2 major camps: some people can do weight-bearing/anaerobic exercise but no cardio and feel pretty good. Others do great with cardio/aerobic exercise but minimal or no weights. Then there are many who have to limit their exercise to stretching, light pilates, 10-minute workouts, or yoga for health.
The key, as several people mentioned, is finding the sweet spot for you. Personally, I would ask the doc if you could try something less strenuous than the bike to start, such as yoga or mild pilates. You will still sweat with these exercises but in a more gentle way. As you get stronger you could try the bike again or find other exercises that don't wipe you out so much.
Best of luck with it!
1984? Grade school bite ("There's no Lyme in HI")
1984-2014: Headaches/frequent flu/insomnia/bad memory/dizziness/allergies/teeth decay"from the inside"/joint, foot pain/nausea/extreme fatigue/heart palpitations/vertigo/depersonalization
8.14: Add weak, heavy legs/dyslexia
10.14: CDC IgM: 23+ 41+
11.14: IGX IgM: 23+ 39+ 41++ 58+ 83/93+ 31IND IgG: 41+ 58++ 31IND
ABX: Doxy 3mos,Amoxi 1mo, Improving
Post Edited (mauihawaii) : 4/30/2015 7:05:07 AM (GMT-6)