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how safe is exercise
charlieklem posted:
Hi everybody! I am new on this discussion site. I had a stroke this past Sunday.I was released from the hospital yesterday (2 days after).I was wandering how safe is it to walk a fairly good pace on a treadmill for 45-60 minutes.I experienced tingling and numbness from my hand up to the shoulder and down the rib cage about 40 min. into the walk. I slowed down a little and it went away in about 10 min. Was I pushing my luck? Has anybody experienced this while exercising.
JeffDaddy; responded:
Everyone's different. Sounds like you are lucky. I was released in 4 days, but it took 2 months to walk around the block without stopping - dizziness, vertigo, etc.

You should check with your neurologist regarding how much you should push your luck - don't take my word for it or anyone else's.

Good luck.
Miselaineous replied to JeffDaddy;'s response:
When I decided to join the gym I was requested to get letters from both my general and my neuologist before I could proceed. Best to get cleared before you over do.
charlieklem replied to JeffDaddy;'s response:
I have been told to slow down a little with my walking speed. Thx Jeff! Good Luck to you!
charlieklem replied to Miselaineous's response:
thanks Miselaneous! Hope your doing fine. Good Luck!

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