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Fresh evidence points to a cause and possible treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome


Interesting that you say this, Bobbi. I have cfs/me and kept being told I should do less exercise than I feel my body is more capable of. I think this works in theory if you are not on the severe spectrum but on the severe spectrum, like I am myself, this basically means laying in bed not moving. Within a short space of time this lack of movement resulted in me going from being able to manage things on and off throughout the day to being able to do nothing. Lack of movement has issues on their own and causes all sorts of physical/chemical issues so I can imagine they may be even more exaggerates in cfs/me. It is good that you have found a good basis for your partner's exercise level. I am still trying to find mine. The base level is especially important as, as you said, overdoing it (which is basically not doing much in cfs/me) has a massive negative effect. My condition deteriated when I had a baby. I was living a reasonably normal life before. But the physical demands left me bedbound. And the NHS somehow decided I should do GET. Of course.. because it's not like exercise made me worse or anything...

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