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.
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