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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Exercise will never improve my health or halt the progress of this illness

It's absolutely both ridiculous and infuriating that in 2015 there are supposed experts who are still "debating" whether or not sufferers of ME/CFS/FMS should consider exercise as a way to improving their health. 

As a long term sufferer of these conditions for the past 20 years, I have attempted all kinds of things to improve my health (including pacing, GET, etc) and the only thing that I can say with absolute clarity is that nothing has made any difference at all. 

Exercise will never improve my health or halt the progress of this illness

(ED: Pacing may well make it easier to have some semblance of a life, but I agree that it certainly doesn't do anything to improve the underlying chronic illness. The only thing exercise - or any activity that involves any measure of effort - has ever done for me has been to push me back into bed for yet another extended recovery period. And every time takes me to a lower new baseline.)

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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