Thursday, April 26, 2012

Exercise really CAN make it worse.... 

 Another good link via the folks at the CFIDS Association of America. The results of this study might surprise doctors, but for patients will elicit an "I told you so":

Symptom Fluctuations and Daily Physical Activity in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Case-Control Study

Pacing is absolutely essential for people with CFIDS/ME in order to avoid exacerbating their illness. Short bursts of light activity (example: loading the dishwasher) need to be alternated with periods of rest. The more severe the illness, the more rest is needed between activities and the less strenuous those activities need to be.

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