Improvement in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
The symptoms of Fibromyalgia can include some or all of the following: widespread joint and muscle pain, spasms ranging from moderate to severe, mild to disabling fatigue, sleep disorders, restless leg syndrome, cognitive and memory impairment, digestive problems, chronic headaches, TMJ Syndrome, sensitivity to odors, noise, light, and/or foods, depression, and other related conditions. 80% of Fibromyalgia sufferers are women. Since the cause of FMS is unknown, it is termed a "syndrome." Some experts in the field of FMS (Fibromyalgia Syndrome) and CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) believe these two conditions are actually different manifestations of the same syndrome. While there is no known cure for FMS, the condition can improve on its own and symptoms may be alleviated through improved nutrition, mild exercise, stress management, massage, relaxation, and prescription medications.
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"I've had amazing results with Oxycise! in just a little over 1 week. I've suffered from severe and debilitating fibromyalgia and clinical depression for many years. The antidepressants packed the pounds on me and the fibro made it very difficult to workout since everything felt like high impact. Even though I felt tired, achy and discouraged (I've tried many different programs) I figured that 15 minutes was something I could commit to every day.
"This morning I looked at myself in the mirror and said 'Whoa, girl, you're lookin' good!' I haven't yet lost any pounds, but have become more tightened and lifted. Also, my energy and muscle soreness from the fibro are so much improved. In short, I'm so impressed that I want to become an instructor and spread the word here in Oregon. Please let me know what all is involved in getting certified. And thanks!"
Linda suffers from fibromyalgia, but finds that she feels better on the days when she does Oxycise! She says that she has recently started doing Oxycise! at least six times per week and writes:
"One thing I noticed is that my Fibromyalgia pain was much less pronounced on days after I did Oxycise! Something I read in a book called ' The Fibromyalgia Relief Book' by Miryam Ehrlich Williamson today finally explained that. She says, 'We [FM sufferers] tend to be subject to muscle spasms, which involve constricting the flow of blood and therefore of oxygen to the affected muscles. Various studies have found that people with Fibromyalgia often have insufficient oxygen in their blood and tissues, including the brain.' I suddenly have the explanation for why my shoulder muscle spasms are either mild, very intermittent, or totally gone on days I do Oxycise!, and why on days I skip because I'm too wiped out, I have almost constant pain. Thanks SO much to Jill for sharing Oxycise!, and not just for weight loss."
In hopes of helping others who may suffer from Fibromyalgia, Lynn shares the following:
"I also found another quote in an internet article on Fibromyalgia that may also be an encouragement for them. The author is Deborah A. Barrett, a doctor who has Fibromyalgia herself and details what she went through to try to get her FM pain to a more manageable level. She says, 'You can have weak muscles that hurt, or strong muscles that hurt. Although exercise will not cure the pain and exhaustion of fibromyalgia, muscle endurance increases our capabilities. The message in the medical literature is clear: people with fibromyalgia who are physically fit suffer less symptoms.' She also emphasizes listening to your body and working up the intensity of your workouts slowly to avoid suffering for it later. However, Oxycise! seems to be ideally suited to getting your body in shape while not over-stressing it. Sure seems to help my pain levels."
"The reason that I love Oxycise! so much is that over 13 years ago I was in a car accident that left me with trauma to my muscles, tendons, ligaments, whip lash and a ruptured disk in my lower back. I was in pain and agony all of the time.
"I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. The doctor said that I had to do aerobics every day but I wasn't allowed to do sit-ups, so I tried just about everything that was out there. I own over 26 workout tapes that left me exhausted and still maintaining the weight of 163lbs. I always thought that aerobics meant running, jogging and jarring but after doing Oxycise! I realized I don't have to do any of that and I love how it makes me feel. I immediately slept better and my energy skyrocketed. The biggest part of my pain has subsided. I have lost and am maintaining a 40 lb weight loss since Oct/98. I went from a size 13 to a comfortable size 7. The benefits are endless.
"Oxycise! gives me everything that I need in a workout, all in 15 minutes a day. There is no more jarring on my bones, joints and back. I get a complete aerobic workout with a full body stretch, muscle toning and complete ab workout. No more sit-ups to irritate my lower back and neck. I am now 42 years old with a family and I feel happier and healthier then I have been in years! No other program has worked for me the way Oxycise! has and that is why I love it so much and do it every day. I look forward to doing Oxycise!"
"I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, and during the past 3.5 years since I got sick, I have gained over 45 lbs. I have tried treadmill walking, stationary bikes, strength training with light weights, and aquafitness. Other than the aquafitness, which has helped with range of motion, but leaves me exhausted for the remainder of the day, the other exercises eventually left me so exhausted that I required a cane to walk, and then only for a few minutes at a time. Your program offers me the low (no) impact exercise that the Doctor has ordered. I tried Body Flex just after Christmas of this year, and I did get some fairly good results with it. However, I found it very difficult to do first thing in the morning, as I tend to be drowsy for a couple of hours after waking up, and the exhaling tended to take a lot out of me! I was also embarrassed to do the exercises when strangers were visiting, etc., as whenever I did do them, family members were constantly calling in to me to see if I was o.k.??
"The flexibility of doing part of your program at any time of the day suits me fine! My goal each day is to do the complete 30 position workout, and slowly, I am adding extras each day. I have not noticed a huge increase in energy as of yet, however, what I have noticed is that I fall to sleep much quicker, and now the sleepless nights, and constant tossing and turning that have plagued me for so long are fewer and farther between.
"I love the support that the website offers, and look forward to each Oxychat! newsletter received. I have told a few friends about your program, but they are still a bit unsure - just wait until they see me in a few weeks!!!
"Thanks again for this wonderful program, and the support of this incredible website!!!!"
"I've lost 68 lbs and about 30 inches from 4 measuring places. I am now pretty much wearing a size 14, which is totally amazing to me. I 'normally' would never be able to fit into a size 14 at my present weight. But the most important improvement, to me, is the fact that Oxycise! has helped almost eliminate my Fibromyalgia symptoms."
"I have a chronic health problem, (fibromyalgia) and the main thing I have experienced is increase in energy. Also I sleep better, my self esteem has improved and my thinking and memory are clearer."
I want to thank you for developing Oyxicse! It is fabulous and has changed my life! I purchased the videotapes last May from QVC and have been faithfully doing it every other day. I have fibromyalgia and a 15-inch steel rod in my back (I had a spinal fusion for scoliosis when I was a teenager) and have not been able to exercise for years. I have tried swimming, walking, and many various videotapes all to no avail. My pain level would always get worse and I'd be set back for weeks. I had seen you on QVC a number of times and decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did. My physical therapist, who I see once a month, cannot get over the progress I have made and because of that I have made more progress with her than we ever expected! It has really strengthened my abdominal muscles as well as my lower back. I have been able to start walking and my pain level has dropped considerably. Because of the breathing component it has even helped my seasonal asthma! The one week I did miss a few days I really felt a difference in my back pain, so I haven't missed a session since. I have recommended it to a number of my friends and family. The added benefit of weight loss and loss in inches is just an added plus for me--it has helped improve my posture as well. What more can I say?! Thank you so much, I just had to let you know what a difference you have made in my life."
Individual results will vary. Please follow the advice of your health care professional regarding medical conditions.