What kind of exercise can you do without having worsening of symptoms? Before this Month I was going to the gym 3x a week using the olyptical for 30 min then doing weights. This all started one month ago. I Can’t now. I still push to go but I am limited now. Does Compression Socks help u also?

I need for this to get under control. I was in REMISSION from Lyme DISEASE. I am sorry. Want to go fly and see my Baby grandson that was just born and help my daughter. Thinking my Dr. Is not knowledgable in POTS. Thank

11 Answers

B_Latashia73
Answered 5 months ago    reply

I seem not to be able to do any exercise at all without worsening symptoms I'm newly diagnosed but I'm pretty sure I've had it since age 6


ambitiousShella
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Biking and yoga have been the two things I tolerate the best.
I do wear compression stockings which help a lot.

B_Latashia73
Answered 5 months ago    reply

I'm thinking on trying swimming again as I used to swim and had very little problems

ambitiousShella
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Latashia I tired swimming but the pools I went to were heated and I couldn’t tolerate the heated pool temps.

B_Latashia73
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Oh yeah I can't do heated either . I meant regular indoor pools but not heated . I use to swim outdoors when sun went down


acoralie69
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Well. Will try the bike at the gym with the compression socks. Exercising before this was my passion. I also need it for my bones. I need to still do the weights. Thanks so much!


LorindaMcCammon
Answered 5 months ago    reply

My doctor at the Cleveland clinic recommended a recumbent bike. I love it, use it all the time.

acoralie69
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Oh great Lorinda. Will try at the gym first. Hard lately with feeling this way. Your way sounds better right now. Thanks


Paulette_Higginbotham58
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Rowing machines, swimming, pilates with a bit of caution, working with resistance bands, even yoga (again with caution) would be fine since your trigger event was Lyme and not an underlying cause like EDS. When I saw with caution, personally, I would briefly explain my POTS, that it can cause dizziness or disorientation, and that if you seem in need of help cold compresses on pulse points and gatorade/vitamin water/etc are very helpful. I say that because I have a strong history of dizziness, disorientation, and syncope. and those things help me when I am "off" for any reason. Otherwise, just watch for to many position changes and be aware that bending over can even make you dizzy sometimes.


acoralie69
Answered 5 months ago    reply

U r so kind. thank you Paulette. Yes. Bending over, I would feel dizzy at times for sure. Hope u have a lovely evening with no pain.


enchanted_mussel
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Compression socks help a lot! The more compression the better. I wear medical grade thigh highs. They are not pretty, but they work.


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