Pacing

4 Essential Limitations To Set When You’re Chronically Ill

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By Tony Bernhard J.D. in Psychology Today? For many years after I became chronically ill, I was in denial about the need to set limitations in order to keep my symptoms as manageable as possible. I refused to believe that I might not recover my health. I thought: “You get sick; you get better. It’s as […]

The ‘Energy Bubble’ Analogy That Can Help Explain Pacing With A Chronic Illness

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  By Christina Baltais in The Mighty.   Pacing is about energy conservation, both physical and emotional. When you’re living with a chronic illness, it’s an essential skill for preventing flare-ups or “crashes.” This “energy bubble analogy” can be useful to help you visualize and understand the limits of your energy, and help you explain them to others. […]

5 Unrealistic Expectations About Pacing That Can Hurt Our Health

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    By Kels Invisible-Warrior in The Mighty.   They say the key to happiness, sustaining our lifestyle and managing pain is to simply pace ourselves. We have all been in a place in our lives where pacing our actions would benefit us. Whether it be because we had the flu, were pregnant, broke a leg or we were just too stressed […]

The Difficulty Of Living With A Fluctuating Condition

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  By Clare Rudderty in The Mighty.   I don’t know about the rest of you, but there is such a difference between my good and bad days. Yes, I pace which is the number one advice for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). I pace till I’m blue in the face (not literally […]

Pacing: The Chronically Ill Person’s Best Friend

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    By Toni Bernhard J. D. in Psychology Today.   Pacing refers to spacing out your activities during the day so that you’re able to stay within the limits of what your body can handle without exacerbating your symptoms. Another way to think of it is that pacing is a way to keep you inside […]

Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Post-Exertional Malaise and ME/CFS

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  An interesting read from the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association.   Treatment   Living in the “energy envelope” Mitochondrial specialists advise conserving energy to minimize the two types of fatigue. 51 ME/CFS specialists advise acknowledging the finiteness of energy for each patient for each day. Some call this the “energy envelope.” 59, 60, 61Unfortunately, […]

Pacing: The Chronically Ill Person’s Best Friend

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  By Toni Bernhard J.D.  In Psychology Today.        Pacing refers to spacing out your activities during the day so that you’re able to stay within the limits of what your body can handle without exacerbating your symptoms. Another way to think of it is that pacing is a way to keep you inside your […]

Pacing Yourself With Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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  By Adrienne Dellwo in Very Well.   When living with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, pacing is key to managing your symptoms. That’s easier said than done with the busy lives most of us lead, but with some effort, you can learn to pace yourself. Why is Pacing Important with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue […]

Trial By Error: The Troubling Case of the PACE Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study

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  By David Tuller, DrPH David Tuller is academic coordinator of the concurrent masters degree program in public health and journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. A few years ago, Dr. Racaniello let me hijack this space for a long piece about the CDC’s persistent incompetence in its efforts to address the devastating illness […]

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