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I am now experiencing my second ob, it is nowhere near as severe as the first one. I only have one visible blister. I was wondering is it okay to exercise during an ob, or should i take it easy? Could physical activity make it worse?



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I still work out - Ithink the blood flow helps in the healing - but I do change immediately after - have to keep the area dry - tight, damp clothing will make it more irritated. Loose clothes, dry skin -

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I recently picked up walking as part of a work out. Because I am over 40 I'm concerned about my overall health and know that I have to be active or other things could set in. I have been having ob for about a hear. Mild ones, but frequent. I walked every day for 2 weeks and OMG! I have had the worst ob yet. Not just the blisters and my genitals feeling like they are going to explode, but also a sharp sever pain in my lower abdomon extending down over my pubic bone down my legs. What I'm trying to figure out is......is if from starting an activity after years of not being physically active, or is it from the friction caused by the walking? If anyone out there has any insight they would like to shed on this, please do.

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There's no reason not to work out because you have herpes. It's good for you. BUT, if you're not used to an exercise regime, if you start out too fast and stress your body, it's reasonable to expect an ob. You may want to suspend such strenuous activity until your symptoms subside.

Stamina is something you have to work up to in any activity after being inactive for a time. Try to keep up the walking when you're feeling better, but maybe don't push yourself as hard until you build up to it. Baby steps, you know.

As for working out during a mild ob, if regular work-outs are what your body is accustomed to, and you feel up to it, why not? I've done so many times during a minor ob, and have never suffered any ill effects from it. In fact, if anything, it's made me feel better.

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thanks for the support. I have spent the last year letting this consume my life, now I'm trying to get back into the land of the living. I have been reading the last few days on diet and different supplements/treatments trying to find what is right for me. I was dissappointed with this ob because if I couldn't work out, that would be totally against what I'm trying to accomplish. I'm glad that I have you and this group to help me out. Thank you again.

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sorry, I know this doesn't have to do with the topic...

But Archeologist: I just read your sig line, and it cracked me up! :p I think it may be my new mantra.

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