My pdoc wants me to exercise 5-7 days/week. I would LOVE to exercise that much…there’s just one problem with that, my meds make me soooo tired! As I write this, I’m struggling to see the computer screen and keyboard, so please pardon any typos. She has me on clonazapam for anxiety, lamictal for a mood stabilizer (I guess) and lithium. I didn’t want to be put on lamictal because it failed me in the past, but she insisted that it could work again…so I gave in. Now, when I get up in the morning, it takes me forever to actually wake up and be functional. Then once I am functional (this is around noonish), I have errands to run. This takes me to about 3pm or 4pm. By this time, I’m tired again and have to take a very long nap (2-3 hours). Now, I wake up from that and it takes me about an hour to realize where I am and what day it is and it’s time to get dinner going. How am I suppose to fit exercise in there? I do manage to walk a couple of days a week with a friend, but I need to do more.
These meds are just wiping me out. I’m almost at the point that I want to go off of them again, but I know what will happen if I do that…so that’s not really an option. So my question is this: How do I manage to get 5-7 days/week of exercise in? I really want to because my weight is not doing so well and we all know what that does to our moods.
Do any of you have any suggestions? Is there anything that has worked for you? I am in desperate need of advice here. This is a very short blog, but I just don’t know what to do. I’m sure I’m not the only one this is happening to.