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a dysautonomiac cancels her gym membership…

a dysautonomiac cancels her gym membership…

The title of this post is a long overdue follow up to my post, a dysautonomiac walks into a gym. In the near future, I hope to follow it up with “a dysautonomiac gets abs of steel, renews gym membership”, or better yet, “a dysautonomiac wins free gym membership with handsome gay personal trainer”, or even “a dysautonomiac wins the lottery, builds her own personal 5,000 square foot gym, installs pool, becomes a brilliant scientist and finds the cure for…

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a dysautonomiac walks into a gym…

a dysautonomiac walks into a gym…

I have talked about the difficulties of exercising in a previous post, and as it’s a constant battle, will probably post many more.  I have put on some weight since my dysautonomia diagnosis from a combination of inactivity and medication.  In fact, when I stepped on the scale just a few weeks ago, I weighed more than I ever had in my life.  Besides feeling like it wasn’t helping at all, weight gain was one of my motivations for stopping…

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exercising like a(n elderly) boss…

exercising like a(n elderly) boss…

I’ve been tai chi’ing like a grandma. Wait…..let me back up. As you may remember from a post earlier this year, my goal for 2013 is to find an exercise program that works for my illnesses. Exercise intolerance is a primary symptom of both dysautonomia and ME/CFS. Even the simplest exercises are very difficult. Last summer I tried swimming therapy for exercise and really enjoyed it.  Because the hydrostatic pressure from the water promotes circulation, I actually feel fairly “normal”…

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exercise (in)tolerant…

exercise (in)tolerant…

After my last two posts, you are no doubt now very familiar with my exercise plight.  In this post I will finally share my formulated plan to address my exercise intolerance, and perhaps begin to tolerate it. But first, because this post involves information that could be misinterpreted as medical advice, I must issue a disclaimer: The information in this post, including any information available through links, is provided for information purposes only and is not intended as medical advice….

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spaceman’s disease…

spaceman’s disease…

This is Part 1 of what will probably be a two part post about deconditioning and exercise. Hope you’re in the mood for a science lesson 🙂 —– “POTS” is kind of a stupid name for an illness. There, I said it. I’m sure you were all thinking it. I’ve noticed that when I comment on Twitter about having POTS, I get at least a few followers whose profile contains a picture of a big fat marijuana leaf. My condition…

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