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Can someone give me an appropriate exercise prescription for fibromyalgia. I have chronic fatigue syndrome as well. I want to think it as med but need parameter?

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Dr. Alex Mompoint
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fibromyalgia.....

An appropriate exercise prescription for Fibromyalgia include the following:
1) Start at low levels of exercise and progress slowly: 2) Begin with gentle warm-up, flexibility
exercises; progress to stretching all of the major muscle groups
3) Low impact aerobic exercise at least 3 times weekly
4) Target regimen: 4-5 times a week for at least 20-30 minutes each time; may take months to achieve

In brief: Fibromyalgia.....

An appropriate exercise prescription for Fibromyalgia include the following:
1) Start at low levels of exercise and progress slowly: 2) Begin with gentle warm-up, flexibility
exercises; progress to stretching all of the major muscle groups
3) Low impact aerobic exercise at least 3 times weekly
4) Target regimen: 4-5 times a week for at least 20-30 minutes each time; may take months to achieve
Dr. Alex Mompoint
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Aquatherapy

30 yo female seeks P.
T. for fibromyalgia. In that fibro patients have weak & deconditioned muscles, land-based P.T. Is usually too painful. Aquatherapy (w. knowledgeable physical therapist) negates gravity & begets effective muscle strengthening. Light yoga and massage can enhance this tonification regimen.

In brief: Aquatherapy

30 yo female seeks P.
T. for fibromyalgia. In that fibro patients have weak & deconditioned muscles, land-based P.T. Is usually too painful. Aquatherapy (w. knowledgeable physical therapist) negates gravity & begets effective muscle strengthening. Light yoga and massage can enhance this tonification regimen.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
At Quora.com, under my name, and on my Pain Syndrome board of posts, I offer 100 essays devoted to the cause and treatment of Fibromyalgia.  At Healthtap.com, I have answered dozens of questions about these subjects, and which can probably be accessed. 
Dr. Patrice Hirning
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fibromyalgia

I cannot give you as an individual recommendation.
For fibromyalgia generally stretching exercises are best such as yoga, pilates or swimming/water aerobics.

In brief: Fibromyalgia

I cannot give you as an individual recommendation.
For fibromyalgia generally stretching exercises are best such as yoga, pilates or swimming/water aerobics.
Dr. Patrice Hirning
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