I recently started going to the gym again and started with a lot of cardio for the past 5 days now. I have been noticing a lot of my lupus symptoms kicking in for the past couple of days. Tonight i have the butterfly rash and my knees are swollen. Could i be having a flare up from doing to much at the gym too fast? If so how many days a week should I be going so i don’t have a flare up like this?
I had the same experience when i started going back. Is start every other day, and pay attention to your intensity/how high your heart rate gets. For me, i could walk or bike without a problem, but jumping onto the elliptical or stair stepper and pushing to hard left me feeling like i had the flu the next day. After a few months, I've been able to bump it up to five/six days a week.
I would cut back to maybe 3 times per week and put a rest day in between your gym days. Rest is just as important as exercise, but try to have some balance between the two. Feel better!
Yes, just cut back some. Praying for you. Sleep well tonight!
I tried to be positive and tried my routine once as well. I couldn't walk for a week. So I wanted to do something. Well I signed up a swimming class with underwater exercises. I loved it. I felt better. The water made things so much easier. Try that. Then when you are feeling better do a low tolerance yoga class. Don't push yourself go at your speed. You will get to where harder yoga will be your target. Wish you luck. It's the craps to give up something you love. I used to cross country skiing, bicycling, soft ball. Had to give up my softball after 35yrs. I was devastated. Good luck. Jean
I almost forgot...a couple days a week my “workout” consists of an hour long stretching class in a yoga studio. It’s super chill and relaxing. So much so that someone next to me fell asleep and started snoring. Lol. Point is, if you feel the need to do “something “ daily, do simple recovery workouts like a walk, stretching or light weights on off days.