That’s the thing — exercise always did make me feel worse. I had terrible exercise intolerance for most of my life, which finally led to this diagnosis. It’s because of taking D-Ribose that I’m finally able to get through longer, more frequent workouts than I was able to before.

That being said, I don’t necessarily feel better after exercise (I still don’t get the endorphin rush/runner’s high), but I no longer get hit with the crippling fatigue that I used to. I will say I feel better about myself though. I’m proud of myself for being able to stick to a regular exercise routine (finally!).

Transgender writer and author. I primarily write on LGBTQ issues, with a focus on the transgender community.

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