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Staying Fit With A Chronic Illness or Disorder

Do you have a chronic illness, disorder or syndrome and still find ways to exercise and maintain your fitness level? Please share your tips, advice and wisdom. Questions encouraged and answers explored together. Join others who understand the drive to keep moving despite the challenge.

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Purl Beads Jo S Staying Fit With A Chronic Illness or Disorder Tribe

Hi Folks :D I'm Jo I' 23 and have Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Postural Tachycardia, heat intolerance and some digestive problems too :) I'm fighting my way back to fitness but its a long road, at the age of 20 I was having about 30 disl...

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Simone B Staying Fit With A Chronic Illness or Disorder Tribe

G'day! I have bipolar disorder and glaucoma, and I am on medication for both for life. I went through some pretty rough years, but now have a really good support network and with the right meds, diet and exercise I am the happiest I have been in a...

Kara A Staying Fit With A Chronic Illness or Disorder Tribe

Hi Mirja,

Welcome to the tribe.  Good luck on the weight loss and hope the knees like the change. It's very probable that my brother and I have EDS, but it's never been confirmed as the genetic testing is so expensive and not covered under health...

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Mirja E Staying Fit With A Chronic Illness or Disorder Tribe

I am currently diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome but my family doctor and I suspect EDS instead as that would explain the softness of my cartilage. I've had surgery done to both knees, first in March 2010 and the other in September 2011. Both...

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Kara A Staying Fit With A Chronic Illness or Disorder Tribe

Hi!  I have a immune based arthritis that has effected my cartilage, skin, organs, nails and hair.  Currently I run, bike and use weights, body weight and exercise bands in my fitness schedule.  I used to be 120 pounds heavier and have 9 more poun...

Eunice Y and Roberta Y encouraged this.

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  • NICKY
  • PurlBeads Jo
  • david
  • Roberta
  • Cherif
  • Kerri
  • Mirja
  • Krystal
  • Steph
  • Sean
  • Mandy
  • Paul
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