I've just been in and out of the emergency room with *excruciating* pain like I'd never felt before. I'd had a misdiagnosis last Sunday when I checked myself in before for similar pain, but they told me I had impaction and I was given stimulants to *fix* it. Bah... So I saw someone who really tested me today and it was found that I have ovarian cysts, which can apparently go away on their own but will tend to cause really bad pain in the meantime.
While I've been going through the pain I've been too weak and exhausted from lack of sleep or being able to eat to go to the gym at all. It's been a week and a half and this is the longest lag I've ever had. Still, though, I don't know if it's safe to work out with an ovarian cyst, or even at what level at which to do it, if it is okay.
I'm now taking Naproxen (not sodium naproxen, like Aleve) for the pain, which helps but not totally and also makes me nauseous. But I know that getting up and walking and not staying in bed helps with the nausea. Now... with ALL that out of the way, my real question is if any of you have some advice on working out with cysts or have any experience of your own with a related condition. Did it make you feel better physically, if not mentally? I know I'd feel better about myself for going... I just don't know if it's medically sound. I've had a history of going to extremes before and then gave myself 2 hernias with surgery, recovery, yadda yadda.. and DON'T want to go through that again.
I'm sorry for the long long post (I'm on medication - that's my excuse!!), but I'm in dire need of advice and experience right now and anything you all could offer would be so much appreciated.
Thanks so much!