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How do I stop "next day" muscle aches ...?

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by Bansaw, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Bansaw

    Bansaw Senior Member

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    Now it seems, after light yardwork I am experiencing next day muscle aches.
    Last night I just did some light weeding in the garden and now my arms are aching, my shoulders ache. I guess its because I don't do it too often, but these next-day muscle aches seem to be getting worse.

    Any advice for me? Supplements.... Stretching .... whats worked for you?
     
  2. Sherpa

    Sherpa Ex-workaholic adrenaline junkie

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    I hear ya! I decide to plant a tree on Saturday and I really ached and felt miserable on Sunday.

    One supplement I'm taking that I believe can help withmuscle stamina is beta alanine - look into that one.

    I think that taking Beta Alanine, d-ribose and Mangapower creatine before doing yard work can help. Any or even all of them at once. (5000mg d-ribose + 1600mg beta alanine + 500mg creatine etc.)

    To get rid of the miserable aches, I am finding that a FIR heating pad (mine is Therasage, with jade stones) works very well and soothes it pretty quickly.
     
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  3. MikeJackmin

    MikeJackmin Senior Member

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    I consider the aches a gentle warning that I've been overdoing it. The last thing I'd want to do is to silence the alarm.
     
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  4. Tammy

    Tammy Senior Member

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    Magnesium malate along with other magnesium helps me with those after exertion aches. For me the aches can come from the SLIGHTEST of exertions.
     
  5. JaimeS

    JaimeS Senior Member

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    Coenzyme Q10 at much higher doses than usual. :) 600mg at least. BEFORE you exercise.

    -J
     
  6. pogoman

    pogoman Senior Member

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    Look into DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) treatments.
    Most googling will find athletic and body builder info but it is applicable to any level of muscle pain occuring hours later.
     
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    Bansaw Senior Member

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    Anyone used one of those Foam Rollers for Myofascial release?
     
  8. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    There's a thread here and BCAA's. I think Mary started it.
     
  9. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    Please be aware that not everyone can cope with Co-Q10, even at much lower doses. Whilst Examine.com say
    this is preceded by
    Maybe that's what I had when I almost lost control of my bowels on the way back from the shops! I was only taking 100 mg a day. I also had dizziness and excessive hunger. When I tried it before (dosage unknown) I had
    disturbance of co-ordination and a numb and painful right hand (can't be certain about cause).

    Erica Verrillo's e-book says:
    Verrillo, Erica (2012-09-14). Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition (Kindle Locations 12892-12894). Erica Verrillo. Kindle Edition.
     

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