I used to do yoga, pilates, & cardio. When I first fell I will with VM, exercise exacerbated my VM symptoms. I could initially tolerate feeling like dog tar for a few hours after exercise. That was 13 years ago.
Since starting menopause, I cannot exercise. I have tried decreasing workout times, not performing exercises that involve bending down or over, & other accommodations for known triggers in exercise. No joy.
Simple, normal, necessary, & non-exercise movements can leave me reeling. (E.g., bending over to retrieve a cooking dishes from lower cabinets, looking & reaching up to retrieve an item in an upper cabinet)
In 2009, when all this was just getting started, I was misdiagnosed as adrenal insufficient, hypothyroid, had MRIs of the head, saw neurology, and put through the full ENT battery of tests. Neurology & ENT cleared me. I was taking corticosteroids including Florinef for low BP (typical BP is high 80s low 90s systolic, diastolic upper 40s/50s)
This past autumn, I was weaned off corticosteroids as my adrenals “came back online.” I am still hypothyroid (TPO positive), but am now menopausal. Showers are hit & miss. Sometimes I am fine until that shower. Other times, shower does not affect me.
I think sometimes it is what it is: it is VM, it stinks, & you have to adjust, listen to your body, & get on with it.