I've got afib and some other health issues, including a neuromuscular disorder that causes spasticity. I've discovered walking was helping with the spasms and also with my horrible back pain. As a bonus, I've been losing inches and weight to boot. Win-win, right?
Well, I thought so til today. For nearly two weeks, I've walked a mile at least each day. Granted, I've had to drag along my walker and o2 tank, but, I've done it. Today, I used my treadmill this morning, then got really tired and took a nap. Have been super tired all day today.
Thought I had just overdid it yesterday with all the cleaning and the two weeks of daily walking and strength training.
Tonight, I went slowly on thr treadmill and felt the palpitations start. Put on my o2 sat monitor and it was at 85 with a heart rate of 145. Not great. I started to slow down more and felt a jump, then a sudden lurch and my heart rate was 278.
Can I not safely walk with a-fib? I really thought I'd gotten past the walk and pass out thing. Ironically, it was originally diagnosed in my twenties when a doctor insisted I was exaggerating when I said my heart went nuts when I walked. I passed out o. The treadmill and tore up my face and arm. Hadn't been on one since, til very recently.
With my back and spasms, the only thing short of massive amounts of pain killers that was helping was my exercise. I'm terrified it's starting back up again, and that my sats dropping are a warning that something is just...wrong.
I just am not content to weigh 170 the rest of my life and spend it doped to the gills just to survive. Sigh
I will be thinner and healthier if it kills me. We don't say diet in our house-ever. Diets fail!
| current weight: 160.0