Frustrated and in Pain...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Well here we are again. I'm back to where I was before I started this 90 day challenge with my DH. This week I decided that in order to lose weight faster I needed to add in some strength training. I wasn't going to do anything drastic and just start small with 20 reps of various exercises for about 10 mins before I get on the elliptical. I did good for two days, nice and easy with no major pains. And then Thursday I did something that I shouldn't have. I was on the floor doing some chest presses when I thought "oh what the heck let's try some crunches". I only did 2 sets of 10 reps. I got on my elliptical and went for 50 mins. And then Friday morning hit.

Let me give you a little background so this makes more sense. I have fibromyalgia. I have tender points throughout my body that if pressed feel like the worse bruise of your life. My nerves don't understand pleasure feelings and so everything feels like pain. I have really bad tender points in my low back/hip area. During March I had a flare, way more pain then usual, for most of the month. This meant that I had bad pain standing, bending, walking, basically moving my low back at all. It finally subsided at the beginning of April and I have been going strong with exercise and changing my eating habits all month. I'm down over 6 lbs so far!

Needless to say I am having another flare. Those darn crunches, those pesky little 20 reps, have put me back on the couch with ice on my back and pain whenever I move. I don't know how long this will last, but I'm praying with some rest this weekend I can move again by Monday. I feel like I don't have time for pain. I need to lose 10% of my body weight so I can get back to trying for a baby. I'm losing my motivation as I type because I want to get up and do something but know I will end up in tears if I do. I feel like my body is failing me.

I would really appreciate any suggestions, advice, support on what I should do now. What do you do when it hurts to much to move?

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    I concur with 2labs2love, a friend of mine has lupus and she swims when her symptoms begin to get worse. She indicates this is gentler on the joints and causes less stress. Even slowly walking from one end of the pool to the next (in the water of course) provides enough gently resistance to make it work, and leaves you feeling productive. Rest and try not to over do it.
    2231 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/11/2012 3:22:22 PM
    My mom has the same condition. Honestly, she prays a lot and swims. Swimming, she says, makes her feel better as long as she does not overdue it. Feel better... emoticon
    2237 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    I sure don't understand your condition, so can't give
    much advice.

    I do hope that a weekend of rest will ease the pain for you.
    2244 days ago
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