Walking into pain

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I feel great sadness that after having a slight trip from power walking January 2015 that im nearly a year and my body is like on shut down

Im a 39 year old man who's Hiv postive

Today again I go for a healthy mile walk and again the bones and joints click very loudly, the foot and legs seem so stiff it's as if im the Tin man with no oil

New symptoms I get when walking have been very painful chafing as if someone's rubbing up and down under my skin with stinging nettles, then I get patches under my skin of my legs as if liquid or some substance is leaking

I get lots twitching and popping

I try to walk as I don't do any other form of excerise but I just end up with legs burning under skin like carpet burn and lots pain

Yet the consequences of not walking the recommendEs 10,000 steps are also huge

I feel stuck in sinking sad with no way out

If anyone knows of anything to help

I beg and bless you all for reading

Love Kristian xxxxx

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  • Posted

    The doctors are saying nothing is wrong?
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    • Posted

      I've been to X Rays, neurology everything was normal

      Been to 5 different Pysiothreapist with not much outcome sadly, one things I've overworked my muscles and I've got muscle fatigue but this happened last January 2015

      I stopped doing Aerobics but im desperate to go back and get the endorphins Rush again, even if it does kill my legs

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    I would suggest hydro therapy instead, even though walking is fairly low impact swimming might be better.

    Also have you maybe got arthritis or some other illness you have not been diagnosed with, just because you have HIV doesn't mean your immune to everything else.

    Get more assertive with your GP, it sounds like you need to.

    Is your diet healthy

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      I like to think my diet is healthy, I can't bear the thought of swimming but many people have recommended to me

      I went crazy with fitness at the beginning of this year in January after finding out the damage I done to myself by getting HIV

      I became obsessed about power walking and loosing weight till I lost balance last January powerwalking and it's been hell ever since

      Im dying to go back to Aerobics, I miss the endorphin rush

      I've seen doctors nothing detacted wrong, X Rays were fine and my neurologist results were fine

      A Pysiothreapist says its fatigue muscles but crikey this is now a year ago

      Im tempted although in pain to go back to dancing

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  • Posted

    You can power walk in the water,I've done it and the results are excellent.

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    Get to the swimming pool and walk as fast as you want. You can still get an endorphin rush--just need to change the method of exercise. Take care.
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    I am another one of the people who would recommend you go swimming I'm afraid!!!

    This way you will be exercising without actually putting weight on your legs.

    Sorry if this is not what you want to hear but I have to be honest.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Sarah

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