Extreme Fatgiue After Exercise

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by vino1112, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. vino1112

    vino1112 New Member

    I have been getting mild exercise just as my doctor has suggested. However, I get extreme fatigue after even gentle exercise sometimes. It is so dibilitating I cannot function for days sometimes. At other times, I can exercise and have no problem afterward. Does anyone else have similar symptoms? Any ideas of what to do? I have gone through the routine of gradually increasing exercise, but sometimes it still hits me hard.
  2. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Try exercising every other day. That should help. You might not be giving your muscles enough time to heal, before you are exercising again.

    This is about what I do. I try not to go to the point that I am exausted or hurting.

    Maybe you could try a little walking inbetween the odd days too. That could help.

    I am sure others will share what they do also, we are all trying to keep our bodies moving without hurting ourselves.

    Shalom, Shirl
  3. healing

    healing New Member

    My doc recommended a homeopathic sports medicine called Sportenine ("improves stamina; promotes recovery")manufactured by Boiron. It helps some. I dissolve 2 in my mouth as I begin my exercise. You can get it from the Apothecary in Maryland, which has a website.

    Also, for extra energy, I take Aangamik DMG. My doc recommended that I take it to improve the oxygenation of my muscles. It really helps with the fatigue, whether from exercise or not. In fact, it jazzes me up so much, I have to be careful when I take it.

    Hope this helps!
  4. jeanderek

    jeanderek New Member

    All I have to do is open my eyes in the morning and I am already exhausted lol. This is everyday no exceptions. I do light streching when I can but nothing major. Even walking to the mail box exhausts me. How do you all do it?

  5. Bellesmom

    Bellesmom New Member

    FMS patients are able to exercise but CFIDS patients cannot?

    I think some of us are actually misdiagnosed. I cannot even move without it causing me to shake all over and have to lie down. I was originally diagnosed with FMS but I recently was told I probably have CFIDS and possibly FMS. It gets a bit confusing to me.

    Anyway - I see you got some very good advice already and I am just adding my thoughts.

    Good luck on your exercising!

  6. GlitterPott

    GlitterPott New Member

    Hey, I have the same problem. My doctor told me to walk a mile every day! What do they know??? Just take your time and at your own pace. I can't exercise but I found yoga once a week helps me a lot. It really hurts when you first start it but after two sessions all i felt was alive. It has really helped me.
    Take care off yourself, exercise aint the be all and end all.

    Glitter xx
  7. Jackie41

    Jackie41 Member

    Most days for the past 6 mo. I've been using 2 forearm crutches to help me walk. They really help with the fatigue and I have lots more mobility with them. Some days I can't walk without crutches; most days I can walk without them butuse them anyway, especially outside for extra support and comfort.
  8. vino1112

    vino1112 New Member

    Thanks everyone for the encouragement. It is so hard when you have been very active all your life. I controlled my weight by exercise. I controlled stress by exercise. Much of my recreation was through exercise. I have had a difficult time accepting this.

    I just cut my Pilates to two times a week. I think you were right about not enough recovery time. I think I will supplement by walking when possible inbetween. I feel very bad for those of you who cannot even do what I do for exercise. I guess I must be greatful for what I can do.

  9. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I can tell whether it is safe to exercise (usually) by the way my body feels. When my CFS is bad, my muscles have no tone and feel mushy. When I'm OK, my muscles are their old hard self. Once in a while, though, I think it's safe to exercise and end up in bed. I do what I can.

    Love, Mikie
  10. vino1112

    vino1112 New Member


    Thanks for the information. I do have hypothyrodism, but with medication, my TSH is good. Do you know if that can be so with chronic adrenal insufficency? Any other symptoms that went along with it? My fatigue lasts for days after exercising. I had been thinking of getting an appointment with a specialist, even though my internest says my tests are normal. Why does the carrot and wheatgrass help?

    Thanks for your input. I'm about to start a new job and don't want to loose it because I am too tried to work!
  11. charisma1973

    charisma1973 New Member

    About 2 years ago I was weight training 3 days a week, and making tremendous progress with my weight and strength. However, about 5 months into working out I got to the point I could not even complete a workout I started as a beginner. I would almost pass out at any futile attempt, so I have stopped. My arms and hands some days are so weak that picking up a gallon of milk seems like it should get me into the world records......

    I had asked many people what they thought about the progression of weakness, but never got any answers