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Fibromyalgia and adhesion & fascial issues

Fibromyalgia | Last Active: Mar 13, 2023 | Replies (36)

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After many years of pushing myself to do more, pacing myself and not overdoing it has been a learning experience. I can’t do as much as I used to do and trying to do more, even on the days when I feel better and have more energy, never pays off. I end up hitting a wall and simply need more recovery time. I take Cymbalta. I haven’t taken a muscle relaxer but have often wondered if that would be helpful for me.

I have asthma, sleep apnea, Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, and chronic kidney disease along with fibromyalgia and am plagued by chronic fatigue. Prior to all of this, I was very physically active, I was a competitive volleyball player and race walker. I ran the Chicago marathon at the age of 35 and was very lean.

As chronic pain and fatigue became a way of life in my late 30s, my days of being physically active ended. My BMI is now an unhealthy 36+. I have been on a low cal, gluten-restricted and dairy-free diet for the past 5 months but have only lost about 5 lbs. It is very discouraging. I am pre-diabetic and am very concerned about developing diabetes given my chronic kidney disease. I keep plowing away.

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Congratulations on the lifestyle changes you have made, @kach. It isn't easy to make these kinds of changes, but as many of us have discovered a chronic illness like, Fibromyalgia, demands that we make changes if we want to feel better.

Weight loss will come along as you are faithful to healthy eating habits and moderate exercise. Try your best not to be discouraged.

I hope you post again with an update. Will you keep providing Connect with updates?