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Exercise lowers both your blood pressure and your glucose levels. After exercise, I have to eat some fruit or I too get very dizzy, light headed, and even sometimes feel very sick.
I always make sure I've eaten before doing my morning exercise and I save the breakfast serving of fruit for after wards.
Be sure you drink plenty of water before you exercise as well as afterwards.
You may have to "play" around with your food intake to find what works best for your body.
Keep up the good work!!!
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Like you, this is what I go through. I have an exercise bike that I use and because of my fibro, getting through 10 minutes of exercise is a challenge and causes a great deal of excruciating pain. I know what to expect but it is still a huge point of frustration, concern and honestly, defeat.
I hear all the time, "it gets better, just keep exercising". Everyone that tells me this are people that do NOT have fibro. Sure, they may have had an injury, back or something else, but that doesn't mean it will be the same thing. I learned quickly, just because one persons pains are cured from something doesn't mean everyones are. Talk to the person that is treating your fibro. They may be able to offer more insight as to what to expect with your particular case.
Hi NERDFAERIE. I also get extremely fatigued after exercise. Sometimes I even take a nap afterward. I am at the point now where I am exercising twice a week. I find that I need about two days of recovery time. And I have done the seated spark video you're talking about and I was really tired afterward. I hope that what you're experiencing is just normal fibro fatigue after exercise and that nothing else is wrong with you. I hope you feel better.
Michelle from Florida
Co-Leader, Fibromyalgia and Exercise Team
Co-Leader, People with Health Issues United Team
I exercised for the first time in months today - only 7 minutes of the 11 minute seated workout on Spark, but it's something. I have a lower back injury, so standing workouts are impossible for me right now... standing for more than 2 or 3 minutes, especially if I'm moving around, results in severe lower back muscle cramping.
Anyway, I felt great the first 10 or 15 minutes after exercising - I felt the endorphins kicking in, etc. Then... my energy bottomed out. I felt so tired, I could barely stay awake and my mind became extremely foggy. I feel dizzy and slightly nauseated. I know they say people with fibro are already at an energy deficit and that 10 mins of activity for us is like an hour for a "normal" person, but gees.
I often feel fuzzy headed and tired throughout the day, especially in the late afternoon, but I'm wondering if this extreme fatigue is just the result of exercising or if this is abnormal. Will this get better the more I exercise? I can't imagine feeling this bad every day for the rest of my life. We all have our good days and our bad, and I always hear exercise is good for fibro, but I didn't think it would make me *this* tired. I also have a dull headache - it almost feels like my brain isn't getting enough oxygen even though I'm trying to take deep, slow breaths.
- diagnosed with Fibro in 2012, but I've had it for decades. On 60mg of Cymbalta and 100mg of Tramadol twice a day.