Hi everyone………how has your week gone? The weather has been beautiful in northwest PA this week……Since I don’t know about steroids and GBS, I’m going to comment on exercise in general. I think almost any regular exercise program is worth doing. There are a bunch of us who would love to return to our old running regimen….but we each need to take our own situation under scrutiny to see what works best for us today. Some of us have the ability to almost will ourselves back to our former activity, while others have to become more creative. Andrea, maybe you should try something less “punishing” than running, like elliptical or stationary bike training. It may help you to gradually re-orient your body to the rigors of aerobic exercise. I think it’s important to keep our options open and not beat ourselves up mentally (and physically). Perhaps we will find new things that we will like as much as the old. Also, about exercise and sleep habits…..I have always slept better when exercise was done at least 3-4 hours before bedtime. Wish everyone the best in your exercise program……stay positive….and don’t be afraid to reward yourself once in a while because you’re doing so well! Tom
Canada, When my feet hurt so bad, cold water seems to help-got a pool where you are at? Slide up your slacks or whatever and dangle your legs in the pool. There are water insoles, I believe, that might help too, chill them if you have a frig. or put them on an ice bag. Can you try Motrin? About 800 mg. That wouldn’t sedate you so you can still teach. Antiinflammatory.
As far as anti depressants for neuropathy pain, I have taken Cymbalta for almost a month now at night with a Compazine–I tried it in the am, and for three days I was so nauseated, no appetite, and felt drugged, but now that I take it at night, I have to admit the throbbing constant pain in my ankles and feet is much less-now more like a constant ache-I can handle that.
See what others say…….E.