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Effect of exercise?

PostPosted: March 3rd, 2003, 6:17 pm
by lbeth
I've read in multiple places on this site that people with BFS who exercise usually worsen their twitching symptoms. My experience seems just the opposite--usually my muscles feel calmer for a few hours after exercising. Just wondering if this has any implications regarding the likelihood that I have BFS versus something else.

PostPosted: March 4th, 2003, 10:43 pm
by Davidd
That's great that your muscles feel calmer after you exercise. I am just the opposite...after I run or lift weights, my calves twitch like crazy for maybe 30 to 60 minutes before settling down. It's like fireworks for awhile. I also find that certain excercises at the gym make the twitching worse; for example, when I use the back machine (basically sit and lean back), I find that the twitching increases a lot until I get off the machine and start to walk again. This could be related to the compressed discs I have in my spine, but then again, who knows?!

--David

PostPosted: March 5th, 2003, 12:53 pm
by sarah
I also find that exercise makes my calves twitch more. When I get back from jogging they twitch like crazy, but after 1/2 hour or so they settle down to the "normal" twitching.

Re: Effect of exercise?

PostPosted: March 5th, 2003, 9:16 pm
by osbormd
lbeth wrote:I've read in multiple places on this site that people with BFS who exercise usually worsen their twitching symptoms. My experience seems just the opposite--usually my muscles feel calmer for a few hours after exercising. Just wondering if this has any implications regarding the likelihood that I have BFS versus something else.


How long have you been twitching? Just curious. I think the first few months, I was the same way. Or at least, I was so happy that I could still run mile(s), I didn't notice the twitches when I finished.

Now it seems mine get a bit worse after excercise, but I haven't yet really looked at them latetly after excercise.

Mike

PostPosted: March 5th, 2003, 10:04 pm
by Davidd
Mike--

If you can avoid looking at your calves after you exercise then more power to you! I almost can't help looking because it feels like popcorn going off in my calves. It does settle down after some time, but immediately after I finish exercising the twitches increase dramatically.

--David

PostPosted: March 10th, 2003, 4:31 pm
by Arron
lbeth, to answer your question, not all people with BFs have exercise intolerance and there are some people that have posted that exewrcise helps calm their twitches, just like you.

I, along with many other's, am just the opposite, if I even think of exercising, my body starts tremoring, twitching and aching, so I just don;t go there. Good for me because I am the laziest SOB on the panet anyway, so it suits me just fine. I'd MUCH rather lay around doing nothing than break a sweat at some gym. "Feel the burn" they say? Hell with that! Feel the relaxation! That's MY motto. They say, "no pain, no gain"... yeah right. If I need something strenuous done, I hire some meat head to do it for me, and while THEY are breaking a sweat, I just sit back and relax. Ha-ha-ha! Seriously though... if something helps your BFS, do it! If something aggrivates it, don't do that anymore. Everyone is different and what works for one person, might not work for someone else... You have to do what works for YOU my girl :-)

PostPosted: March 10th, 2003, 8:58 pm
by Davidd
Aaron--

Is there any type if exercise that you can do at all without facing those symptoms? It was hard to tell if you were being serious or sarcastic in that message. Do you find walking to aggravate your symptoms also?

--David

No twitching after exercise

PostPosted: March 14th, 2003, 6:59 am
by Souris
Hi,

I also experience what lbeth describes. After exercising, my muscles don't twitch or at least a lot less than usually.
It feels like a good work-out calms down the over-excitability.
It also strikes me that we are the exact opposite to most BFS'ers in that particular point.
Strange thing, this BFS.

Souris