I stumbled upon this community after looking for some advice and I’m really glad I have (so thought I’d say hello!)
As a few people have mentioned in their introductions, I’ve really struggled to adjust after being diagnosed with Lupus aged 30 (so about 3 years ago). It was a particularly nasty flare up, so I’m told, that transformed me from a social, confident person, active runner and weight-trainer to confined to my bed in pain in the space of a few weeks.
Fortunately, I was treated quickly and my symptoms are more or less under control from day to day... until I start exercising again. During lockdown has been especially tricky (due to shielding walking or jogging again has been out of the question, as are a lot of home workouts due to the current trend for everything being SO intense!) Yoga has also recently caused a mild RA flare up in my wrists and ankles so that’s now out of the question too! It’s been really frustrating and sure enough I’ve slowly become entirely inactive and have put on nearly 2 stone which has become really disheartening. I’m hoping to get some exercise tips from here and also just a bit of support and solidarity from reading your posts too.
Anyway, apologies for the essay! Nice to meet you all!