Tue, 12/20/2016 - 12:03
I was diagnosed with PXE when I was 5 and have always struggled with my weight. I used to try to get fit by running. I wouldn’t last long because of really severe leg pain. I learned that it was called “intermittent claudication” and it was caused by PXE.
I used to run with my friends and last about 5 minutes because the pain was so bad. It was stop me in my tracks on the treadmill. A few months ago I decided to sign up for a Half Marathon (Disneyland! Best motivation right?). I started running to train for the marathon. It hurt. I decided that I wasn’t going to let it stop me. I kept running and it kept hurting. Until one day I could run without pain! It was amazing. I actually ran 10 miles last weekend!
I think it would be amazing if we could do a study about exercise and how long it takes to be pain-free while running/walking.
Have you experienced leg pain while exercising? Have you noticed it go away? I’d love to know more!