Normally I go for a gentle walk every day (less than 3mph) and that’s been fine. This weekend (Saturday) hubby and I went shopping for various bits and pieces. I’m sure the total distance was no more than my usual walk, and the walking speed was certainly no faster. On Sunday I felt so weak and shaky that I wasn’t even able to take a shower (we don’t have a shower stool - must get one!). On Monday I felt a bit better, but still too weak for my usual walk. Yesterday I felt well enough to do my walk, but it left me feeling weak and shaky again. I’m not sure I’ll be able to do my walk today. The weak, shaky feeling affects my arms as well as my legs, and I feel like my heart is pounding even when it isn’t.
Has anybody else experienced this? Is there any treatment? I feel that I need to do some strengthening exercises, as my upper body strength is very poor. Will these help or make things worse?
This whole exercise/exertion is a big issue at the moment. We’re going on a cruise in October, and there are places of interest to visit almost every day. Right now I’m thinking of not doing much exercise until we depart, in the hope I will be able to do more while we’re away.