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Kidara

425d

Does anyone experience exercise intolerance? I'm a 33 year old female. I'm not overweight, but it's so hard for me to do anything. I like going for walks, but when it's time to come home I have to walk up a hill and I feel like im not even gonna make it up the hill. I get so out of breath, lightheaded and my heart pounds so hard. I literally feel like im dying. I've been checked out by my doctor. Bloodwork and have had ekgs for my heart which are all fine. I just feel like something is seriously wrong for something as walking uphill to be so strenuous. Could this be anxiety related? Or maybe I'm just in poor shape? I try to walk consistently but some days are just so hard.

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    • Val420

      418d

      I’m to scared to exercise in front of people because I think they’ll make fun of me and laugh about how ugly I am

    • Val420

      418d

      I’m to scared to exercise in front of people because I think they’ll make fun of me and laugh about how ugly I am

    • 4byfour

      424d

      Oh my goodness I’ve been going on runs (which is one of the biggest accomplishments I’ve made in years), but I sometimes get really anxious when running. There’s a certain road, where my heart isn’t beating for ‘exercise’ but for ‘anxiety’ and it’s incredibly discouraging! It kills me, I can’t breathe…don’t let anyone tell you your body is lying to you! Just because we’re supposed to be able to ‘walk up a hill’, doesn’t mean that’s where we’re at physically. Mentally, especially. Exercise is about getting in tune with your body. Sometimes all you gotta do is stretch and work your way up to a long yoga pose!! Progress and routine :)

    • Kidara

      425d

      Wow I've been feeling the same way. Just simple tasks around the house like cleaning or doing laundry really make me feel terrible as well.

    • Motley

      425d

      I have the same experience, I've started paying my little brother to walk the dog because just going around the block caused me a lot of stress. Dizziness, lighteheadedness, feeling like I might collapse. This didn't happen when my anxiety was well treated. I feel like it's so hard to move around now.

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