Advice Needed for Fibro/Arthr/Bur/Tend/- itis Patient with Diabetes

By LadyVeteran Latest Reply 2010-07-19 19:47:34 -0500
Started 2010-07-03 23:10:20 -0500

What exercise can someone with the itis Bros. plus Fibromyalgia do to help lose weright and keep Type 2 Diabetes under control? I am very frustrated that any and everything makes my joints, lower back (herniated/ruptured disks) and antything that can hurt, hurt! HELP!

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dogsrmybuds 2010-07-11 06:33:43 -0500 Report

I have fibro also. It's hard to exercise when in pain. I ride an indoor bike for 20 minutes each day when I can. Those who have fibro know we have to pace ourselves. For me fibro is a lot more frustrating than diabetes.

GabbyPA 2010-07-11 11:20:14 -0500 Report

I imagine so. Fibro is pain, diabetes is just a pain...huge difference. I know my feet bother me sometimes, I could not imagine that all over my body. I would go crazy.

jayabee52 2010-07-05 01:46:30 -0500 Report

This is a bit off topic, but on this 4th. I want to THANK YOU for your service to our country!


petals 2010-07-04 15:41:34 -0500 Report

I have fibro too and walking is what works best for me. Anything other than that hurts to much.

GabbyPA 2010-07-04 08:05:46 -0500 Report

How about swimming? That is easy on the joints and can be a lot of fun. Do some laps, get into an aquasize class or something along those lines. Swimming is my favorite exercise because of the lack of joint impact.

Katsarecool 2010-07-04 16:39:06 -0500 Report

My pain mgmt doctor reccommends swimming highly for the reasons you have stated Gabby. It can be hard to find an indoor pool that is heated. But next to walking swimming is awesome!

I wonder how many of us have fibromyalgia on this site.

GabbyPA 2010-07-04 21:19:27 -0500 Report

I know it comes up quite often in the site. If you type fibromyalgia in the search box of the discussions, I bet you will get quite a few posts to pop up.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-07-05 17:56:20 -0500 Report

When my husband needed hydro therapy we went to a local motel that had a heated pool. They charged us $4 most of the time with an occasional free time. A friend of mine who has fibro suggested this to us. Most days we had it to ourself, which was nice since he is unsteady. When kids were arround I just kept myself between them and him to take all the accidental bumps.

Katsarecool 2010-07-04 01:35:34 -0500 Report

I can so relate to what you are saying. I have fibro too and many other things including osteoarthritis in all major joints; if you check my profile. My answer is simple-walking. I even have to use a rollating walker. But I get out there 3 times a week for 2 miles and have lost almost 30 lbs in three weeks.

I am not sure what affect it has on diabetes in me but it has helped with my cardio-vascular system; it greatly reduced the pain in my hips, knees and ankles. It makes me feel good to be outside and all that vitamin D is good too.

When it is hot I go out early in the morning. I have heard it is good to have a walking buddy and I am looking for one. My neighbors are pooping out on me. LOL

Good luck to you and I hope you find something that works for you.


Nancy Ann

Ann1804 2010-07-19 09:53:22 -0500 Report

I also have all the problems you just posted about. I use Blue stuff for my muscles and joints and I walk 1.5 miles in the morning and 1 mile at night. I have lost 30 lbs since June 1st. I watch my carbs and eat excately the way I should and don't eat sugar at all.

GabbyPA 2010-07-19 19:47:34 -0500 Report

Can I come over and have you be my coach? That is fantastic! I am so glad to hear of your great success. Keep it up.

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