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Patti- Perhaps you need another evaluation by another doctor? What does your PCP say about this? Also are you able to get out and walk or exercise?
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No I just stay mostly in the house. But so many people like yourself have told me this. Just walk around a little. Must try
to follow yours and everyone that has advised me being more active. Promise I will try it and post it to let you know
If you "just stay mostly in the house" as you said in your post could I suggest you try some exercise videos that you can find on Youtube? These will provide you with some physical activity that very well might help you feel better.
Here are some suggestions:
Mindful Breathing (made by a doctor at Mayo)
Beginner Tai-Chi (many of us on Connect use this video everyday)
Also, here is one about seated exercises,
Try at least one of them and see how you feel. Will you post again about adding some movement to your life?
Thanks will try that exercise program and see how it works Patti
@brit Thank you Patti for the willingness to try. Keep us informed please.
@brit I agree with the advice to be more active. It helps enormously. I had some problems back about 12 years ago and was not very active at the time. Increasing my activity and getting more exercise really did help. It can be difficult to get started but after you do, you will miss it if you are not active.
There are many ways to get active — health clubs or a Y for exercise, volunteering to help with something, and finding a book club or social circle that is open to new members. When I was inactive one of the first things I did was to do some volunteer work at the local Food Bank. They only wanted me one day a week but I actually looked forward to that day, it gave me a destination and some structure.
If you do follow through with this I would love to know what you decide to get active in, there are so many.
did walk a little this morning. Didn't want to do it but pushed myself. I must say I do feel a little better. Hearing the birds sing, hearing the leaves in the tress's sing. It felt good…..Thank you so much
@brit I am so glad you got out, and how fortunate you are to live in a warm enough climate where you hear birds singing.
I have been going to my health club for at least 10 years, doing water exercises, and going to the gym, occasionally just walking the track. When I first went I just did water exercises a few times a week but I have expanded a lot in the last five years. I still have to really drag myself there every time but once there I am glad I did and afterward I feel positively smug that I did! 😉 My son, who is a fitness fanatic says no one really looks forward to it but to be healthy it really is a necessity. Being too sedentary is simply not good for you.
thank you so much for your advise. I did walk this morning and it did seem to make a difference to my overall feeling of well-being. Just have to keep on pushing and hopefully in time it will pay off. Yes I live in Florida so the winter time is beautiful around here……summer…..well……its too darn hot and humid but I've lived here for at least 40 years but I still haven't gotten use to it. Like I said winter time in Florida is heaven. God Bless Patti
Having sleep problems. Please help
Way to go brit! It could become a habit!
I, in a fit of desperation, ordered some essential oil roll on that purports to help with sleep. I am possibly the last person one would expect to embrace such a potion, but I did and I sleep. Just look on the internet. They all use lavender and heave knows what else. Put some on your temples and the back of your neck. Seems to help, and for nominally $30, it is worth a roll of the dice.
@pjss48 Hi pj, and welcome to Connect.
Could you tell us a little bit more about your sleep problems? Have you tried anything to help with them, or have you spoken to your doctor? He or she may be able to help you. Also, there are many suggestions on the internet that some find helpful, such as breathing to a pre-defined count, inhaling, holding your breath, and exhaling.
I do not have personal experience with meditation but I know some people do find it helpful.
There are some sleep aids, such as Benadryl and melatonin that are not too habit forming. If you try Benadryl, it should only be for an occasional night, not for daily usage. Obviously, the best solution is one that does not require medication, be it OTC or prescription.
There is a whole section of Connect about sleep problems,
Within it, there are many sub-topics, some of which may relate to your problems. If not, you can also click on "start a discussion" to start one, explaining your problem in a bit more detail.
I hope you are able to find some relief, I know how frustrating it is to lie awake at night for hours. I go through that when I am anxious about something but right now I am doing fine and getting to sleep in a reasonable amount of time. I hope too that you are able to define what is causing your sleep problems, that's half of the battle I think.
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