Gary, check out www.ilads.org for the Dr. B treatment guidelines. I agree, cardio is too much right now! I always felt horrible after cardio in the beginning. Please check the guidelines. It's strength training, 3 or 4 days a week. Pilates, light weight lifting or exercises like that. Not cardio. Include stretching.
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Maybe you killed off a bunch of ketes with all those meds you were on; and in the last few days, however many you have been off antibiotics, you got rid of most of the toxins and thats why you feel better.
Thats just a guess. It could be so many things. I wouldn't worry about it. You just can't figure out every single thing that happens to your body with this bizarre illness.
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I have had this happen to me. I can suddenly get almost 90% well for weeks at a time (on or off abx) and then crash again.
I don't think there is any figuring out how lyme reacts. It is very frustrating and very much a roller coaster. I just try and enjoy the good days and think positive that I'm over it. I'm always a bit shocked when it comes back.
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If you can tolerate the exercise .... definitely GO FOR IT.
Dr B is referring to people who are deconditioned from being sick and possibly bed ridden for so long or who obviously cannot tolerate exercise due to the illness.
Hindsight is 20-20.
It is crucial to keep your exercise program up to the best of your ability.
If the exercise does not cause major difficulty afterwards (like increased pain, throbbing, massive fatigue, etc) then....seriously....stick to it.
My opinion. Because if you treat yourself too easy (which, don't get me wrong, some must do this based on their individual condition and situation and response to exercise)....you will contribute to your own deconditioning.
But if you feel capable of what you are doing in your exercise program and there are no pitfalls afterwards, then this seems it would be every indication that you are on the right path for you.
For example, when I was in the worst of the babesia and treating it, I attempted to play a brief bit of basketball. Not much, a very simple thing for me. I had been training for a half marathon at the time right before diagnosis.
Not more than a few minutes into it, I literally fell down (completely uncharacteristic) and was entirely out of breath with heart pounding insanely. Was forced to sit down and gather myself.
Obviously I was in no condition for this. And it was entirely uncharacteristic.
If you, on the other hand, are able to do it and don't experience problems afterwards, keep doing it. I would.