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Old 11-17-14, 01:15 AM
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Any autoimmunity cyclist riding around here?

Was wondering if cycling regular can help one cope with the crippling deseases associated with autoimmunity, such as fibromyalgia, lupus, or RA?
My wife, as some of you know has rheumatoid arthritis (RA). And for the most part is house bound. I'm thinking maybe a recumbent trike might help her. And it will be a lot lighter then her electric wheelchair to load and unload.

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Originally Posted by Corben
Was wondering if cycling regular can help one cope with the crippling deseases associated with autoimmunity, such as fibromyalgia, lupus, or RA?
My wife, as some of you know has rheumatoid arthritis (RA). And for the most part is house bound. I'm thinking maybe a recumbent trike might help her. And it will be a lot lighter then her electric wheelchair to load and unload.
I am very sorry to hear of your wife's problem with RA. My wife also suffers with this horrible disease, but not to the level that your wife is dealing with. Movement of the joints through exercise is MOST important, but I highly suggest talking this out with your doctor first. If she is using a wheelchair, I wouldn't suggest getting her on a bike right away in fear of her having an accident. Perhaps start her off with a recumbent type exercise bike, but again, discuss this with a doctor. Its always wise to do this before performing any type of exercise program, especially if there is health issues.

I wish your wife the very best.

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I've got a few different autoimmune-related conditions in the household, but none that would help me offer any advice in this case. Maybe the folks in the adaptive cycling forum might have some useful ideas?
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Originally Posted by Corben
Was wondering if cycling regular can help one cope with the crippling deseases associated with autoimmunity, such as fibromyalgia, lupus, or RA?
My wife, as some of you know has rheumatoid arthritis (RA). And for the most part is house bound. I'm thinking maybe a recumbent trike might help her. And it will be a lot lighter then her electric wheelchair to load and unload.
A recumbent trike with electric assist might be just the ticket.
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