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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

How to - Dr. Bell on Understanding Orthostatic Intolerance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Fainting is called ‘syncope’, and the stage just before fainting is called ‘pre-syncope’. One attractive theory about ME is that it is a constant state of pre-syncope.

When a healthy person faints after standing too long on a hot day, the rest of the day they have severe fatigue. Presumably this is because there requires a recovery period after the sudden decreased blood flow which caused the faint. The same thing happens after a concussion. A good rule of thumb is that the fatigue after a head injury or faint should be gone after a good night’s sleep, a sleep that is ‘restorative’, again, something that does not occur in ME.



How to - Dr. Bell on Understanding Orthostatic Intolerance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

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