For privacy reasons I won’t mention the name of the medication but it was certainly the kind that gets you to experience a side effect of ‘fatigue’. I was really worried if I would be able to teach a 2 hr class being on these meds and if I would actually be able to pull through. In the end I did but I never really knew what ‘fatigue’ meant until now. Basically after every song i have to have a drink of water and take a 20 second breather until we begin again. I’d be huffing and puffing trying to catch my breath a bit. Certainly did feel way more winded than usual. But what kept me going is my passion for teaching Zumba fitness classes and wanting to be there. I had to keep self-talking saying “I want to be here…I want to be here”. Also what really helped was God’s creation of the most amazing drink called “Coconut water”. You can get it from the chinese store, or from a hastey market made by ‘Grace’ or some other international name ‘OKo’ er something like that. That stuff put life in me! It really helped me to pull along and aleviate the lightheadedness and low energy feeling I had. So what I did was take a 1.5 litre of water and mix a can of coconut water in there and drink that during class. Apparently Coconut water contains 5 electrolytes compared to gatorade or powerade which contains only 2.
Grace Coconut water – Here’s to the sunshine in you!
but p.s. What’s up with the preservative Sodium Metabusulite ..or something like that???????