Author Topic: Touring issues with Fibromyalgia?  (Read 1188 times)

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Offline DwarvenChef

Touring issues with Fibromyalgia?
« on: June 05, 2015, 11:44:26 pm »
Dealing with fibromyalgia for 2 years now and I'm not willing to give the issue of touring yet, not by a long shot.

Is there anyone else out there dealing with a chronic pain issue and finding ways to tour anyhow?

My Doc's all say getting out and exercising is good so I'm working my butt off (feels like it as well) to get back into riding shape. In a few months my wife will have her new touring bike and I want to be ready to ride what she's used to her bike.
Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

Offline FlashWrogan

Re: Touring issues with Fibromyalgia?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2015, 12:11:55 am »
Go for it! I don't have any particular advice for you, though I am particularly interested in hearing how it goes. My mother has dealt with fibromyalgia for years and has never been able to do as much as she want. Let us know how it goes!

Offline DwarvenChef

Re: Touring issues with Fibromyalgia?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2015, 05:03:08 am »
From my limited experience guys seem to have an (seemingly) easier time with Fibro in that we don't get an all around pain issue, more of targeted repeat pain. Some times I can block out that area and adjust how I move to limit it's effect, other times I'm just toast and have to ride it out... I'm allergic to most pain pills so I get to play "Grin and Bear it" most of the time anyhow do I figure once I get used to riding again I'll be fine. Currently I'm pushing the pain as far as I can to attempt something that resembles a work out...

Falling from a daily ride of 20+ miles a day to only riding half a mile every other day... takes a bit of wind out of my sails but I have redoubled my reserve to not turn into a quivering lump (my path these past couple years...). My bike saved me two years ago when this all started, being in good shape kept me from heart failure, and I believe it will save me from a sedentary and sickly future....
Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.