Coping, exercise, weight loss

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Anonymous (not verified)
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Coping, exercise, weight loss

I am new to this forum and wonder if anyone has suggestions? I have had DD and joint disease for 20 yrs, on disability and unable to work. Am not in stage 4 (end-stage DDD) on 3 levels and surgeon suggests the XBox surgery. Anyone have this? Also, how can I lose weight when I am unable to exercise because of pain? I'm not sure what I should/should not be doing as I do all the housework normally. Have taken Tramadol and flexeril (I also have fibromyalgia) off and on and only recently has the doctor suggested I get more relief with oxycodone (I only take 1 a day). Just tired of hurting for so long. I'm only 57 and feel like I'm 100! Thank you in advance.

Last seen: 2 years 11 months ago
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Joined: 06/19/2008 - 5:36pm
Things in common!

Smile hi and welcome to the forum! Wave we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. we have alot of things in common. I am over 50 as well and have gained 30 pounds from taking Lyrica. Crying there is a weight loss forum here so let me know if you are interested. I battle DDD as you do. I use exercise and stretching to keep myself moving. of course this is always something you should discuss with your doctor. good luck and i hope to see you around the forum! Jenny Smile

katp (not verified)
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Thanks for sharing!

Yes, I'd like to know about the weight loss forum for sure. What do you take for pain? What exercises do you use?

I have a myspace page - do you? Also, we could email off-line if you'd like. I can't sit at the computer for very long but I need to read more on this website.


Last seen: 3 years 6 months ago
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Joined: 06/23/2008 - 8:45pm
Welcome Katp

You will find the weight loss thread under diet, nutrition and exercise. We have lots of new folks and would be glad to see you there.

Nightfall (not verified)
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My doctors DDD scale goes

My doctors DDD scale goes from 0-3. Im a 2+ throughout my spine. Mid 40's.

A year and a half ago I was around 300lbs and got diagnosed with type II Diabetes. I lost over 80lbs by switching to a low carb diabetes friendly diet. For excersise I walk twice daily and use zcoil shoes to minumize impact on my spine.

Diet/walking worked for me