Primetime Posted March 9, 2007 Report Share Posted March 9, 2007 Cardio exercise of any type has always made me very sick. Much more so than resistance training although that is bad also. It does not matter if I am in a pool swimming or on a bike, etc. What happens is kind of hard to describe in a way -- but -- it is like -- the feeling you get when you are really exerting yourself, like running, you feel that burning in your chest from breathing heavy, your heart is beating fast and you are breathless . I know these are normal sensations while performing cardio; however, when my cardio work is over -- these symptoms never go away completely. It's like my body does not calm down. If I make the mistake of eating within several hours of finishing the cardio, I get really bad chest pain that can last for several days. I can't do much of anything and I am breathless for up to 5 days after doing cardio. I also can feel abnormal heart beats during this time -- often associated with a feeling like I am going to pass out or "white out" - my vision grays out. Taking extra beta blockers helps somewhat but does not stop it. It's like my heart is starved for oxygen or blood or something. Do any of you have similiar trouble?Lately I have been trying to start resistance training (again) , but even with that it's like I have to take baby steps. Spacing the workouts out for apart. Not doing each bodypart but about once a week. Not doing but a couple of sets each training day. I am only doing legs at this point. I can't squeeze any more body parts in. It's too much of a physical tool. I'm taking more beta blocker now that I am working out. It's been a roller coaster for 15 years. Sometimes I get nervous that I will have a heart attack or that my body is just going to "quit" on me. Do you have similiar experiences on exercise? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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