ILADS co-founder Dr. Burrascano addresses exercise in his "Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines" on page 31 here:www.ilads.org/lyme/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf
I think we all need to listen to our bodies.
I'm a lifetime exerciser. In my youth, an avid cyclist. Once I had kids, I got hooked on aerobic/strength-training videos and still do them to this day. I prefer to do those moves while sweating in private ;)
When I first started treating with my LLMD, I was two months post tick bite and was doing the P90X extreme fitness program. (yes, I had/have a mild case of Lyme that is taking too long to heal from but I'm still grateful for my situation)
My LLMD encouraged my exercise and told me it was contributing to my good immune health....which was the reason my symptoms were mild. My research confirms this.
There were too many times during treatment that my thyroid went too low. During those frequent times, I wasn't able to exercise anywhere near the level I usually can and prefer.
At my worst, I sat in the chair because it felt like I had concrete in my veins. Somewhere in between was the ability to go on short walks (and short because my bladder couldn't last more than 1/2 hour back then lol). Improvement was power walks (faster pace/longer duration).
I felt healed enough to start P90X3 (shorter version of P90X) last fall....and then my thyroid crashed (probably because I had started Motherwort which is known to interfere but I didn't think it would be that bad lol).
It's only quite recently that I started the P90 program (for people who haven't worked out in awhile) and it's nice to feel my muscles regain their strength/tone.
Listen to your body and I think you'll do fine.
Jul '14 tick bite - inadequate abx from PCP
Sept '14 met LLMD - clinical Lyme dx due to Bells Palsy/started abx (CDC positive IgM)
Feb '15 weaned off abx and started full Cowden protocol along w/LDN - 90% healed
Aug '15 started transition to Buhner's Lyme, Babesia & Bartonella protocols
Nov '15 stopped LDN - 98% healed
Aug '16 started modified Buhner Lyme/Bart protocol - 99% healed!
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