I have gotten behind on my blogging due to an extended Migraine cycle, so I am trying to catch up. Due to recent tragic events In the CMA Community, it is more important than ever to get the word out so that people understand Chronic Migraine Disease.
In the past I use to exercise vigorously and often. But then Chronic Migraine set in and became a daily nemesis, therefore cutting off my desire or ability to continue to workout the way I did. Hard physical exertion would make the Migraines worse. I did try Pilates for a while and it got to where I’d get all over body pain. Only to find out I had received late last year a diagnosis of FM. So exercise was a challenge although last year I got outside often and tended to my new flower garden.
My PCP prescribed PT for me this past month to try to help me work with instead of against the FM pain. I do need to lose weight as well, which is a side effect from all the toxic medication I’ve been on, especially the past few years. I have a chronic shoulder injury that looks like it’s turning into arthritis and a lot of problems with my neck and traction applied at PT by a therapist helps for a day and goes back to where it once was. I work on the NuStep, Elliptical, Treadmill for aerobics. Then the leg press, bench step, lat pull downs, tricep extensions, lateral extensions-thus far.
But the goal is to strengthen my muscles and increase my endurance and work around the pain instead of against it. If my Migraine is too bad one day I will have to skip and work out the next day and just add a few extra sets. But I’ve stopped punishing myself for missing and have made it a habit to be healthier. So my goal is to continue with PT and then stay there as a customer as they also offer a fitness center membership so I will be held accountable by having paid to go there so I must take advantage of it.
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