Reply To: CIDP and exercise ?

June 27, 2013 at 4:31 pm

It is important to find the right balance of exercise and rest. You need exercise to rebuild strength, but must be careful not to overexert yourself because doing so can lead to setbacks. I don’t think it’s a matter of “exacerbating our immune system” directly, but just of preserving the strength your body needs to fight the disease. Exhaustion is contrary to that. I don’t know the biochemistry of it, but I know that recovery cannot be sped up by overwork. Your regimen seems reasonable to me.

I wouldn’t worry much about twitching, pain, and tiredness otherwise. These symptoms just come with the territory. The key indicator you need to monitor is muscle strength. Persistent loss of strength is a sign of relapse, but ordinary tiredness is not.