I suspect I've got fibro along with the SLE - but no dx at this point. Actually when I was dx'd with SLE I thought it was FMS. My SLE has always been on the mild side, so symptomatically it seems about the same.
Oh MrsM! I understand, there are days I can hardly make it through... and other days I could walk from my house to yours (well, feel that way, anyway!)Originally Posted by MrsMurdena
I've found I have to take it much slower than I did before SLE. Some days the treadmill is set at 2 miles an hour and I go for 20 minutes. Then gentle gentle stretching for a bit. Those are the hard days. The good days? Treadmill at 3.5 or 3.7 mph, maybe some light weights. The REALLY good days? Eliptical for 35 minutes, then light weights.
Just do a little. If you walk out side (and it is SO beautiful in Illinois today!) just go 1/4 a block if that's all that feels good. and maybe Saturday you'll be able to do 1/4 block again. Next week? Maybe 1/2 block. Don't build up too fast, but do remember to stretch gently. If you have a friend who knows yoga, ask them to work with you on that part - many yoga stretches are perfect for us.
Oh yes, and even in our slanting long light of fall, wear a hat and sunscreen!
Hugs to all,