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8 months ago I've started having daily dizzy spells. Tinnitus fatigue headaches and all that jazz. Ive been fired twice in the last 8 months. Official diagnosis is Infectious Mononucleosis. Well my friends it ain't going away.

For unknown reasons I've applied to immigrate to Australia from Kazakhstan. A medical exam is in a month. I'm not gonna volunteer any information. However one of the things they check is BMI. Despite all odds I'm pretty obese. Weird I know. Anyway, sorry this is so long. Here' my question: do I join the gym? Scared it's gonna make fatigue chronic. If I won't join gym I won't lose any weight. Help.

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    I am following a diet called the plant paradox for better health and to help me get over this virus and bonus is I'm back to my pre-baby weight in 4months! Lost 20lbs total smile

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      Wow, 20lbs!! I need to loose weight as I've put on over a stone having this virus, just can't excercise like I used to!! Well, not yet...... I wouldn't even attempt joining a gym or exercising yet....I'm still not over mono/gf it as it keeps creeping back now and then raising its ugly head. I would be afraid of prolonging the illness if I were to start up at a gym!!😬

      i hope it all goes well for you gee and your entry to Australia is ok.  Just be careful.

      caroline xx

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      Hi Gee,

      As Caroline says it's frustrating I know, you want to exercise and keep fit but then the nature of the virus prevents you from doing that the way you would like. Gentle exercise, like walking if you are able to, is always good and finding the right balance of not overdoing it but still trying to keep some form of activity, even if it is only very small.

      Also want just to reassure that I was the same after 8 months, going crazy and thinking I had chronic fatigue and it was never going away. Things CAN still get better after that point, I noticed a big different after about 10 months, it's different for everyone though, but I do believe you have come through the worst part and that better healthier times are ahead. Hang in there!

      Craig

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      I think when your sick or low in energy exercise needs to be manageable. I do some daily stretches, walking or swimming. Nothing too heavy. I tried joining the gym but I'm not ready for it. I started getting horrible pains in my arms after lifting some really light weights for a few days. Doctor told me my chest muscles are still inflamed prob due to the virus and I still have neck and shoulder pain so while exercise is good it's important not to over do it and stick with gentle things that wont completely wear you out ?

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    Sometimes exercise and fun activities can help with the fatigue from mono. I'd suggest finding a friend, starting slow, and doing a fun activity like dancing, bike riding, or even pilates and yoga.

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