Like all of you, it is hard for me to exercise due to the pain level. I had surgery last December and gained about 10 pounds during this time and have struggled to take it off since then. It is so hard and so frustrating
I have just started concentrating more on what I eat. I focus on fruits and vegetables in their raw state. I cut dairy out because of my stomach issues and try to stay away from everything except water. I started exercising by walking on a tread mill.This actually hurt my legs pretty bad and I then went and asked my doctor for suggestions on how to exercise with all of this pain. She recommended water therapy! She told me to try walking in the water. Our bodies feel lighter and the resistance the water creates works out your body. I live in a condo right now that has an enormous pool and this really helps. It does not feel like exercise and now with the heat, it is a nice cool down. I would suggest this to anyone! If you actually wanted therapy, there are water therapists out there that you can go to. They will help you do what is best for your body without hurting you.
Good luckto all of us and hopefully we can all find something that works
As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more.
Age 29, Lupus for last 7 years
Medications: Methotrexate, Lyrica, Celebrex, Flexeril, Theophylline, Bactrim, Xopenex, Lisinopril, Ultram