I have a question. If you have any ideas, let me know, especially if you excerise, cycle, walk or have a health care background. I have epilepsy but it's never stopped me before. I have fibromyalgia and a bad back..which seems better after cycling.
Since I've started cycling my body gives out after a half hour or about 5 miles. I mean, it really gives out. Nada. Zilch. Nothing. I spend the rest of the day/night sleeping it off and still wake up exhausted. It's to the point where I'm sleeping in until at least noon.
I walked a mile yesterday came home and slept for two hours. DH and I went out for a simple bike ride, both on cruiser bikes. 15 minutes later I'm done..maybe 3 miles? I've slept until almost 1pm today.
I'm 35. Out of shape (unless you count round as a shape) which is why I started cycling. I thought this would get easier..that's how it is with exercise right? You lose weight, get stronger and healthier.
I know I'm not 15 like my son who can do 20 mile round trip, but after cycling since May you'd think I'd do more than 5 miles.
Sunday I went out for a ride, gone 4-5 miles most of it uphill (welcome to rural NE) came back home and slept. I woke up a couple of hours later and the room started spinning. For a second I thought I was going to have a gran mal seizure. Thankfully; I didn't. For about an hour every time I sat up the room would spin for a second or two. I kept myself hydrated, ate like I was supposed to for a cycling trip and still spent all day Sunday and night sleeping it off.
A few cycling friends said I was probably "bonking" which means your sugar levels are down to zero. How do you "bonk" at 5 miles or at 1 mile of a walk? DH can do 9 and not have any problems and he's not sucking down Gatorade, energy bars, etc.
This is also why I haven't done anything quilty. I'm too busy sleeping.
Yeah, I know. Go see a doc. I've been around enough docs to know they'll say, "just take it easy and not overdo it". I'm not cycling every day to give myself a break, but nothing is helping. Maybe I should just give up cycling for now, but I love doing it.