Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Post-Exertional Malaise: When The Other Shoe Drops

We recover from muscle exertion at a very different rate than other people. The progressive deterioration over a period of days, rather than immediately after exercise,  is a hallmark of ME/CFS. And if exercise is continued daily for several weeks, things almost inevitably get worse.

Other chronic illnesses may include fatigue, but many of these types of conditions will improve in terms of aerobic capacity and exercise tolerance with regular exercise. This is not true of ME/CFS.

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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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