People it's called chronic metabolic acidosis. It's easily treated with baking soda water. 3x a day 3/8 tsp. morning none and night. Don't take with food allow one hour before or after meals. That's it. There's your cure it will take about two. Weeks to be back to yourself.
Yoga stretches helps me. I read stretching the muscle or massage, pushes the lactic acid out. I came up with my own stretching routine- I used to do yoga. You may could find a video of mind stretching for fibromyalgia. I think baking soda could reduce the lactic acid (see another post on this site about that). Also, I read in many places you may be low in Thiamine. I wish all well with Fibromyalgia/CFS, I have been dealing with it for at least 20 yrs.
You are so right. I do exercise and it does help me. However, I have to be very careful not to overdo because there is a fine line between not doing and doing too much and the repercussion is severe.
This theory is very interesting. Oddly enough I just read that apple cider vinegar can be useful after exercise to break down lactic acid build up. I have had fibromyalgia for 10 months now and having read that about the vinegar it made me wonder about a connection, I googled it and here you are making that exact point ( though far more intellectually). Hate to gross anyone out but due to temp. fluctuations I sweat, the sweat doesn't seem right, it kinda smells strange even though clean and fresh and urine tends to have an odd odour much like that after eating asparagus. I suffer anxiety also and feel at times like I am full of toxins, just like an infection making me wonder if this is more about organ function than symptomatic
as my stroppy gp claims ( my gp has been very unpleasant since admitting it it fibromyalgia).
Has anyone else had dry red patches on their shins for a long while before their first flare up?
Check our Dr.Mark Vink's paper on his CFS and his research on himself.
I just read that lactic acid build up causes fibro fatigue. The best remedy is moderate exercise. When you feel the burn from the lactic acid, it is time to stop.
Google "foods to prevent lactic acid build up."
Anything that interests me now a days is more on the natural side.
Well, its been a year since the original post. Any good news - lactic acid wise?
I'm looking into lactic acid and muscle pain relations as I have Hashimoto (autoimmune low thyroid) and always had muscle pain after exercise that took days to heal. This always bothered me since ive been somewhat athletic all my life. Continuous light exersise helps as maintenance to prepare for more major exercise. But its a fine line between enough and to much. Like you I also have vitaligo. Now that I finally have my thyroid symptoms under control, its evident that I still have some abnormal muscle tightness.
I did learn trigger point therapy or (myfascial muscle release), which helps relieve but not prevent the tightness. I do that mornings and night when needed. It helps a lot.
I had no idea you could get lactic acid tested - that's one thing I need to do. I read that sodium bicarbonate lessons the lactic acid - what body builders use sometimes. - I cant take that with thyroid med though, and no one should on a regular basis.
In my (limited) understanding, I believe that gradually increasing exercise is recommended for FM, but it is the opposite for ME/CFS. ME/CFS is all about pacing, keeping heart rate down, etc. I don't know if this fits your experience, but I liked this article
In my search for answers I've seen the lactic acid issue mentioned. It was suggested that when starting any kind of exercise that we start very slowly and then slowly work up. Some people can only handle a minute to start. Easy on our bodies exercises like walking and swimming are the best for us. We need to look at how athletes handle their exertion. Stretching is the best thing and then utilizing heat &/or ice on our muscles can help. We must be aware of our limitations. I think all of us are guilty of overdoing it on a good day only to pay for it dearly.
Thanks for responding. They do sound similar. I found many doctors stating exercise will help with the fibromyalgia pain. But it sounds like it would feel worse. So like aerobic exercises like running, swimming, walking would not benefit but actually make us feel worse? It sounds like we can't tolerate long exercises like 30-60 min ones because we have increase lactic acids levels. And thats what doctors always suggests. Anaerobic exercises, one that do not need oxygen is like a few second sprint, running up stairs, or weight training. Very interesting. It starts to make sense to me why the longer I use the muscles, the worse I feel. I never heard of post exertional malaise but I will look that up. Did you see a rhematologist to be diagnosed?