Fibromyalgia and weight training

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Avatar n tn Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, home treatment can relieve some of the symptoms. Fibromyalgia pain is muscle pain and the most important therapy for muscle pain is regular, gentle and low-impact exercise. It keeps muscles conditioned and healthy and decreases the amount of discomfort. It is very important to try low-stress exercises such as walking, swimming, water aerobics, and biking rather than straining exercises such as weight training. Heavy exercises worsen the symptoms.
358699 tn?1297650042 I have fibromyalgia like painful, stiff muscles specially around my chest cage, skull and foot soles.Can anyone tell me effective cure for this?
1023657 tn?1251848541 I am sorry to know that you are suffering from Fibromyalgia for 15 yrs. It is sad but true that the origins and causes of Fibromyalgia Syndrome are unknown. There have been many suggestions regarding the cause but a definite cause is still not known. Some studies show that reduced blood circulation into the muscle cells causes damage to the energy producing mechanism, which causes the deficiency of energy in muscle tissue.
Avatar n tn If your able to exercise and work out than I highly recomend it for the pain.. Strength training really helps to strengthen those muscles around the big joints like knees, hips, shoulders, back etc....It only took about a month of daily exercise for some great results, I had no pain after the second month........As far as the chronic mental fatigue, I have ot found anything that works for me, it's quite debilitating not being able to concentrate and fatigue easily just trying to think..
Avatar n tn for two years, and from the beginning, he hasn't lost ANY weight! And his doctor had him taking 1000mg AM, and PM. He is diabetic. I think you changing what you're eating, the amount you eat, and walking more often is the reasons why you loose weight! And also, it is VERY, VERY unhealthy to loose 19LBS in 1 week! If that's what is happening you should eat more Cal's! I've never meet a doctor who would be OK with ANYONE losing that much so fast!
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
Avatar n tn Continue to work out, eat sensible, (not late at night) drink lots of water, and watch as the weight rolls off.
Avatar m tn I still have 15kgs to lose and when I am pain free enough wil;l be walking and some weight training etc. Thank you in advance for you advise. Cheers from Oz.
Avatar n tn 4-5 times a week at the gym, each time doing 45 minutes of stairmaster and then 30 minutes of weight training each day. Plus one hour of yoga a week. And I really cut down on my eating. It was like killing myself each day to do that amount of work, because it never got easier -- I never felt stronger or had more endurance. The dieting wasn't hard, except for the uncontrollable need for carbs. 'Craving' isn't the right word for it.
Avatar n tn I have gained weight and lost so much muscle. I am so motivated to lose weight but nothing works. I have turned to a vegan lifestyle, walk 2.5 miles a day, religiously count my calories, and drink at least 48 oz of water a day if not more. I lost 1 pound in 2 weeks!!! Can anyone relate to what I am going through and give me some helpful advice...please???
Avatar f tn Hopefully this fall, I will receive my training and attunement for Reiki Master level. Now, we're all settled down here (Crete) well and thank god for a/c and the sea-lol! -as there's a heat wave which seems to be easing-off a bit. I hope your diet helps you feel better, which may take time to show results, (some people though may experience improvement within days) but you need to stay strong, to stick with it. Best wishes.
975514 tn?1325001538 In addition to the community here, MedHelp also offers tools to help you and your doctor in your road to wellness. Fibromyalgia and CFS can be so intricate and can have so many different symptoms. Due to this, it is very helpful that MedHelp offers health trackers for us to utilize. We can track our progress and especially our flare ups. Below are just a few trackers that I find useful. • CFS/FMS Tracker - • Pain Tracker - http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor 150mg for 2 years and my weight gain is disgusting. I am 40 years old and was never bigger than a size 2 and now i am a size 8 and feel very undesireable. I am now on my 3rd day off of effexor and am feeling the side effects (not fun) but hopefully worth it. How long does it take for the weight to start coming off?
Avatar n tn I have gained so much weight but this past year it has been bad. I was exercising and eating healthy and can't loose a thing. One pound would be nice you know. I was taking yoga 3 times a week, kick boxing and water aerobics 2 times a week. The doctor said I had to do cardio 7 days a week. Well speaking to real personal trainers they said every to her day. So, I kicked it up to biking 3 miles every other day.Still nothing! ! ! I have been trying since December and it is June now.
Avatar n tn high blood pressure (weight gain does not help this), high cholesterol, osteoarthritis in my knees and feet, hypothyroid (medication did not stop the weight gain), and now fibromyalgia. I feel terrible, achy and tired and in pain every day. I could care less about sex. Everything is very dry and it's uncomfortable, plus the extra weight. I'm depressed. I don't feel good and I don't look good. I wish I had some answers. Doctors look at me like I'm just a lazy, fat old lady.
Avatar f tn With a happier thyroid all you need is a balanced diet and a mix of cardio and weight training exercise. Move away from everything in a package. Eat plenty of fresh veggies and fruits, have lean meats, low fat dairy, and whole grains. A good ratio -is to have a dinner saucer almost half full of veggies, a quart full of good proteins, and a quarter full of grains. Make sure you eat all 3 meals and add 1-2 snack, so that you're eating every few hours.
997735 tn?1250019778 Let me begin by saying I am NOT a medical professional, so I'm NOT advising nor am I promoting anything here, I'm just replying to a post, and sharing my story. OH, YES, to the ANGER!!! Savella, for me, was Satan in a pill and "hell" for me and everyone I love most and spend the most time with. By day 6 of the titration pack I was FURIOUS, RAGING, "going postal"!
Avatar n tn I went today for my first week weight check and my second weight loss for my first week is 9.5 pounds!!!! Anyone else using Phentermine and B12? I would love to hear how other people have done on these meds. Good Luck to everyone trying...I want to hear your story!
Avatar n tn I'm not sure what it does to your body chemistry, but I did not gain weight, and I had lots of energy, so I stayed very active, ran and did weight training. And did not really need to try to watch my weight during this time. I quit taking the Wellbutrin because I was trying to get pregnant with my second child. I went about 3 more years without having another episode of depression, and now here I am again.
Avatar n tn i have been on 225 of effexor and it has helped me alot but the weight gain has been horrible. i crave carbs and feel hungry alot. but i tried goin off the effexor and had bad bad withdrawls. i took my time too. any ideas?
Avatar n tn I had a friend who was in her 50's and she agained alot of weight and fast . She too could not find the solution untill one dayI think it was her apendex acted up and she had to have it removed. When they went to remove it the doctors were surprised she had a huge sack full of fluid. They removed the equvelant of 2 large jugs of milk from her tomack. It turns out the ultrasound did not pick it up because it was fluid so it did not show.
1705017 tn?1307574055 Does anyone on MedHelp suffer with Grade 1 spondylolisthesis (and possibly even a bulging disc)? If so, what is your current exercise regimen? I'd like to begin an exercise program to not only burn more fat but also to tone some (now that I've lost about 30 pounds). I have a lot of trouble with belly fat. Though I've lost this "great" amount of weight, I've only gone down one pant size...because of the belly fat. I'm quite discouraged.
1684282 tn?1582660848 I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
Avatar m tn She also has Pulmonary Hypertension and Fibromyalgia. I know that exercise is important (she needs to lose significatn weight to help her overall health), but how can you exercise for significant weight loss with these issues? Almost seems like a "Catch 22". Can someone help? I am concerned for her and want to get her on the right track.
Avatar n tn Here I am with all these symptoms that I never ever had-extreme tiredness,weight that I put on during my pregnancy and it wont come off(20 pounds still to lose) -increased level of stress,hardly any sleep,abdominal intermittent pain with no obvious reasons,headaches,irritability and nervousness-my labs are fine,TSH and T4 as well,no signs of any distress except slightly lower Fe than usual(still within normal range) and I am experiencing menorhagia and pronounced PMS -which I never had before I
Avatar n tn I employ high intensity training (low reps, hight weight) but can change my lifting to lighter weight, with higher weights. But I can not stop lifting. Any advice will be appreciated.
Avatar n tn She had on going symptoms for years and went from doctor to doctor but to no avail (I can relate) After years of feeling bad and seeing so many doctors, a David Wallace, Rheumatologist in LA, diagnosed her with Lupus and Sjgroens Syndrome and now she also has Fibromyalgia. I have Been told I have Sjgroens. I have had elevated SED rates and extreme fatigue. I have had many of the symptoms she has had.
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Avatar m tn I am certain that the CSA was caused by nerve damage in the cervical and/or thoracic spine that was a result of a repetitive sports injury (swimming) and compressive forces from weight training, although imaging cannot substantiate this it does show that I have degenerative disc disease in the lower cervical spine and also at T7-8. When I do any sort of heavy lifting during the day I experience complete breathing cessation when falling asleep at night.