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Friday, 14 September 2012

The CFS - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and exercise webpage - The research project of 1982-4 which proved a physical basis for the fatigue

The CFS - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and exercise webpage - The research project of 1982-4 which proved a physical basis for the fatigue: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a real physical ailment which involves real physical limitations that indicate a reduced capacity for the normal activities of life. However unscrupulous researchers shed doubt on that scientifically proven fact and argue that it is an undetectable, and therefore mental illness.

This leaves the patient in a position where they have to follow the basic principle of choosing the lesser of two evils.

Namely, they restrict their activities, in which case they are labeled as lazy or mentally ill. Their second choice is to try to keep up the pace of a normal lifestyle and soon become exhausted to the extent that they can't do anything even if they want to, in which case the are going to be labeled as faking illness.

The dilemma is that it doesn't matter what choice they make because they are either going to be labeled as lazy or mentally ill . . . or . . . faking or mentally ill.

The best thing to do in that situation is to stay within limits and remain reasonably healthy all the time, and just avoid, ignore, or tolerate the criticism.
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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