Exercise that doesn't make me ill
Jul 1, 2013
Nelson, I am a 6' 200 lb. 49 y/o male who has been HIV positive for 20 years. My "good" cholesterol is consistently/dangerously low to the point of almost non-existent. I have been told by doctors that the only way to reverse this is through intensifying my exercise regimen. I have attempted exercise regimens (cardio and weights) many times throughout my life; both on my own and with trainers. The result has always been the same. After working out, I am sick for hours and suffer depression for days. After 10 to 15 minutes of exercise, I become nauseous, often vomiting violently, and I get joint pain, shivers and cold sweats. I have pushed through, even working out regularly for 6 days per week for 9 months at one point but, it has never improved. My cholesterol levels improved, but I was sick as a dog everyday. I always hear about people have a "great workout" or feeling "so good" after exercising and it astounds me. I would really like to find a way to exercise without feeling like I have the flu afterwards. Any suggestions?
Response from Mr. Vergel
Your symptoms are extremely strange to me. I assume you have undetectable viral load and otherwise healthy.
Please let me know what you find out.
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