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BILL60 Posts: 927,667
4/25/13 8:57 A

Welcome to SP and good luck on your quest for a healthier you..

SAM60SUMTHINK Posts: 13,210
4/24/13 4:31 P

Losing pounds is a task for anyone, but having to do so while challenges feel like they're huge obstacles makes concentration essential. If you have access to a pool, you could benefit for doing exercises in the water; the water allows us to move better and with a wonderfully low impact level. By walking back and forth in a pool (among other exercises) you may be able to strengthen muscles that simply don't want to have you move them around outside the water. But do consult your physician before trying any exercise. He/she may recommend either a regimen of activities/exercises, or may suggest you work with a physical therapist for a while before embarking on any exercise program.

Hope the medication can be replaced by one that does not cause more weight gain (or can be eliminated?). Your health is your first priority, and that does get confusing at times, doesn't it?!

I understand what it's like to be low on sodium; not just the vertigo but a feeling of disorientation at times. If possible, you might consider consulting a registered dietician for sound suggestions for losing weight while increasing sodium; an R.D. can also use lab reports from bloodwork to suggest numerous changes that improve balance and result in better health.

The articles here are incredibly sound and informative. Do note that you can add sodium to the nutrients you are tracking; printed summary SP reports of nutrients can help your health professionals as they work with you.

Glad you found SP; now that you are here and indicate you would like support, I hope you will create a SparkPage and make it public so that others can read it, give you supportive comments/feedback. Blogging also invites support. And. Being active on teams that focus on issues you face is incredibly helpful!

ENJOY the journey!

BILL60 Posts: 927,667
4/24/13 8:43 A

Welcome to SP. Hang tough and get ready for a tough, but rewarding ride.

OZBOZTHEWINNER SparkPoints: (311)
Fitness Minutes: (297)
Posts: 6
4/24/13 12:58 A

The title says it all. My doctors have me on a high salt, limited fluid diet to control my chronic vertigo. And the last twenty pounds of my weight gain were caused in just four weeks by a medication. I'm going to tell him to change it May first.

I'm also handicapped and a simple walk causes terrible back pain, probably from an umbilical hernia which needs to be surgically repaired.

Those are my challenges. Support appreciated. emoticon

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