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How do I get fit while I get sick?

I want to get fit because it would help my health long-term, but exercising more than a gentle walk makes me sick short-term, so I am stuck. I have specific restrictions on what I can do because of stroke risks, and expect to continue to frequently fall ill. I would like new ideas and especially advice from others with chronic illnesses that fluctuate on how they handle exercise. [more inside]
posted by viggorlijah on Mar 29, 2014 - 22 answers

How do you know if a counsellor is a good fit?

How do you know if a counsellor is a good fit? [more inside]
posted by Year of meteors on Oct 30, 2013 - 8 answers

I don't need a new drug (but I need a new drug).

Somehow having a chronic illness became my hobby for the past year. Now I'm getting better and I want to stop dwelling on it, but I don't remember how I used to pass the time. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Aug 6, 2013 - 16 answers

Healthier PBJ equivalents

Hi! What is as easy to throw together as a PBJ sandwich, but healthier? You can answer the question without reading what's below if you want! I eat most things, though functionally I am vegetarian at home. [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Aug 4, 2013 - 49 answers

Help me cope with pain

I've been in pain every day for four years, despite physiotherapy and prescription pain medicine. How do I feel like it is worth keeping going? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2013 - 13 answers

I love you so much, and I want to never have your baby.

My boyfriend and I haven't been together for a very long time, but it has already started to feel very serious and I see the potential for a longterm future together. We are both extremely close with our families and I know that family life and children are a huge priority for both of us. We're on the same page there. However... By extraordinary coincidence we both suffer from the same rare, semi-inheritable disease. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2013 - 25 answers

How do I keep motivating myself to do medical treatments?

How do I keep motivating myself to do medical treatments when I'm so tired, physically, intellectually and emotionally? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2013 - 15 answers

Exercises for strength building for childbirth

I'm currently 22 weeks pregnant and am wanting to start some kind of muscle building exercise to help prepare me for (a hopefully unmedicated) childbirth. I have some health problems which place limitations on the types of exercise I can do. [more inside]
posted by pennypiper on Dec 26, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me cope with chronic illness

I really, really don't want to be 'the sick girl', help me figure out how to look after myself and navigate the social aspects of having a chronic illness. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2012 - 17 answers

Chronically ill over 40 and trying to conceive. Is it more than we can handle?

Help my partner and I feel less anxious about combining pregnancy with chronic illness after 40 - or should we not even bother? [more inside]
posted by Melusinewave on Jan 14, 2012 - 18 answers

Chronic illness, family disaster, shit sandwich

Seeking resources for a chronically ill adult in the metro DC area, with complications. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2011 - 2 answers

I need (short-term) ways to survive what is becoming a major health crisis.

Health-Implosion-Filter: Need short-term ways to survive barrage of ailments+something undiagnosable - if I can. Way freaking more inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2011 - 8 answers

I feel dizzy, they said it was BPPV will I feel like this forever?

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo... anyone have it? What am I in for? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Jun 30, 2011 - 20 answers

Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

How can I cope emotionally/psychologically with chronic physical pain? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2011 - 16 answers

Am I being a wuss?

I've been coming to terms with possibly having a chronic auto-inflammatory and/or auto-immune disease. I've taken time off from work as I was pretty badly debilitated and I've been in and out of doctors appointments and physiotherapy fairly constantly. YANMD, YANAD, but you might be a patient or someone dealing with a similar situation. My question. How did you know it was the right time to get back to work and how did you assess your stamina and mental energy? Did it result in a wholesale rethinking of your professional life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2011 - 14 answers

How do I keep track of everything?

What is the easiest and most convenient way to keep track of my physical and emotional health in great detail? I don't have a great memory and want something that reminds me to record various information throughout the day. I have a couple of chronic illnesses that I need to keep track of and I never remember to write stuff down when it happens. [more inside]
posted by smartypantz on Oct 30, 2010 - 16 answers

My marriage is sick. It caught it from me.

How can you be a good partner when you have a debilitating chronic illness? Is it even possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me figure out how speak insuranceeze.

[Health Insurance Filter] How do I know what the heck some of this stuff means in the real world? Am I saving any money here by switching health insurance providers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2010 - 3 answers

AnxietyFilter: How do I psychologically deal with a potentially unknown chronic ailment?

AnxietyFilter: How do I psychologically deal with a so-far undiagnosable chronic ailment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2009 - 11 answers

How to recuperate my life

Beginning to feel better after 6 months of chronic illness. How do I begin leading a "normal" life again? [more inside]
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit on Feb 28, 2009 - 11 answers

I shouldn't have had the cheap instant pasta for lunch

How do you deal with occurrences of a chronic, non-contagious illness at work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2008 - 12 answers

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