I have been running on the treadmill for the last 2 days and each day I believe has got progressively worse. I dont feel so hot today, but its not like I was feeling great anyways.... Varying degrees of symptoms I guess.
I have been running for about 30 minutes..
Should I discontinue and see if it calms or push through it?
Hi Tummy, I was told by my PT long time ago that walking or running on the treadmill is great VRT. This is what I think.....you decomp when you are sick, so that says to me that you need to compensate more. With the symptoms you are getting now you are challenging your vestibular system, which I think is a good thing. Do you do any VRTS? I would probably start slow on the treadmill, walking first and then start running once you dont having anymore symptoms from walking. I think you are just overloading your vestibular system. I think what you are doing is a goodthing. I believe even though you decomp whe you get sick, eventually that will go away. But what I would really do is VRTS and anything that challengs your vestibular system for 100% recovery.
I used to do VRT, but have stopped it a long time ago... I started running last year, but stopped during this last blip... I am on the computer for 9 hours a day and take frequent 10 minute walks during the day. I am trying to keep as active as I possibly can.. My wife takes me shopping at stores and other things.... I feel mostly miserable doing it, but I push on.. I did not want to add anything else to my routine feeling as if I was overdoing it.
I may be overloading my system.. I am going to try and slow down a bit, and increase more gradually.
Charlotte, Thats kool that you had your first good hours....I hope you see more and more soon.
My other reason is that I have become really lazy with this feeling.. I slouch and feel it.. not to mention the weight gain from this illness. -- My vice is food, and with this crap feeling, I really dont feel like going through the extra effort in preparing healthier meals vs. just takeout or somethihg ughhh....... What a nightmare... I hope for a few good days soon....... I really need the break.
The treadmill can be very overwhelming to the system. I wouldn't discotinue it altogether, but give yourself a few days to recover, then start it a little slower- either take walk breaks between running, run for a shorter time, run at a slower pace. And then as you compensate build back up. Are you doing this at the gym? If so, what about doing the treadmill shorter and then do a stationary bike to continue exercising but calm your system.
My symptoms finally stopped increasing from working out (for the most part). It took about 6 weeks of consistently doing it to adapt. I feel much better being in better shape now- its something I can control in all of this.
And yes, I think you can overstimulate the system. I think that has contributed to my problems as my job is way overstimulating and I prob went back too fast.
Tummy, you will get through this. That is great that you are running/walking on the treadmill. I am at the point where I can run or ride my bike without much symptoms afterwards. You'll get there and you'll get to the point where illness wont have an affect at all. Maybe you should start VRTs again. I know for me it took a very longtime to see improvement, but I dont think I would be anywhere near where I am today if i didnt do VRTS. I think they've been a life saver for me, and I know for others.