How do I exercise with pain?
Friday, January 18, 2013
GRRR. I want to exercise. For the past 9 months I get severe leg cramps/spasms in both my calves. It's like charlie horses that don't go away for 30 minutes. When it hits I can't walk. It's usually about the time I get off work and it comes and goes...so ususally 5 minutes into an exercise I have to stop and sit. It feels like the muscle is exhausted and burns on the last rep of an exercise, but it stays that way. It will hurt so much I could cry. Then after about a half hour it calms down until the next episode. My doc has run blood tests and a test where they put blow up things all over my legs but can't seem to find the problem. I've tried shoe inserts & different shoes.
Right now I have the energy and want to exercise, but I'm on the couch in pain. Well the pain is not going to win. When the pain stops I'm going to exercise. Even if it's in 5 minute intervals.
I have been diagnosed with RA in the past but I got better and my joints usuallly only hurt in the morning. This pain is not in my joints it's in my muscles. I have forearm and wrist muscle pain too. Well hopefully this next trip to the doctor will find something. I think he might think I'm a nut because my appointments are always in the morning and my muscles don't cramp or spasm then.
It's starting to scare me a little. I don't know if it's another symptom but 3 mos ago the eye doctor told me I have the start of cataracts and in the past month I have squiggly zig-zag lines in my vision at times. Someone told me you get this before a migraine, but I never have migraines.
Anyway...it's frustrating when I want to burn off 500 calories and I have to deal with this.