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9/13/11 10:37 A

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Thank-you everyone!! You all had wonderful responses and I'll be implementing them!!

I did the 1 1/2 mile walk today and I made sure I was hydrated before and during the walk. I made sure I was stretched and then warmed up before the walk. I made sure I walked at a slower pace. When I was done, I cooled down, stretched and replenished my electrolytes. I will take my shower this evening before bed. So far today, I am feeling GREAT!

I'll update ya'll tomorrow on how my night went.

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9/12/11 11:30 P

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I agree with asking the Dr., but I'm definitely a believer in taking a hot shower not long before you go to sleep to help relax the muscles. I have a minor form of restless leg syndrome which makes my legs really jumpy at night, particularly if I walk or run in the evening; however, if I take a shower right before I go to sleep, I don't have a problem. I know that isn't the same as fibromyalgia at all, but it would be something to try until you get a chance to talk with your medical professional.

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9/12/11 7:13 P

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I like to take aspirin if my muscles act up. You will probaly have less twitching as your muscles get more fit, but every time do more, your muscles will let you know. Hurts so good : )

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9/12/11 1:53 P

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...and a warm pulsating shower (with the shower head that you can change the water intensity) can help too.

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the answer.


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9/12/11 1:17 P

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HEIDISHOPE - Try doing some dynamic stretching warm-ups as well as stretching after your walk. This will help ready the muscles. Try leg swings, walking lunges, walking on your heels for 25 steps, walking on your toes 25 steps and toe raises.

Drink an electrolyte product such as Gatorade or SmartWater either during or after your walk. This will help replace any you lose.

STSCOTT11's correct, it is more than likely your muscles just rebelling a bit from a good workout. My mom used to use Ibuprofen when this would keep her up, it helps relax the body a bit.

If it continues, do ask your doctor about other things you can try.

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9/12/11 12:02 P

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I would consult my Dr. FIRST because you have a special condition.

I have that SOMETIMES too after an intense workout.
It usually is related to NOT stretching ENOUGH to relax the muscles down in my case.
Sometimes a good epsom salt bath is A GOOD IDEA after bumping up the intensity in exercise. The body is just getting use to BEING PUSHED in a new way.
If your stretching is less than 5 minutes...perhaps that could do the trick. Giving it MORE TIME and stretching the legs in many directions...gently.
GOOD LUCK!
And...aren't you something special with your one mile walking/jogging/running self.
I am DOING THE SAME THING! ...loving it!


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9/12/11 11:47 A

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I have fibromyalgia. I walked my 1 mile (in 20 minutes) last evening at 7pm and stretched afterwards. I had jumpy and jerky muscles while trying to sleep at 11pm. I had to get up and take magnesium to calm them back down and then today I felt so stiff and sore, so for my cross-training I did yoga. The muscles feel much better now after the yoga.

I plan to do my 1.5 miles tomorrow. Besides doing the walking earlier in the day, is there anything else I should do to prevent a repeat of the jumping and jerking? Should I just take magnesium at bedtime while doing this training?

Blessings,
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and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "




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