Post Exertional Malaise

The illusion You Will Be Forever Able Bodied And The Limits Of Empathy

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      By James C Coyne.   This is an edit of something I wrote in 2016, which I return to read every now and then. Sometimes I tinker with it, like now. I wrote it soon after I first became a professional advocating for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, a set […]

The Never-Ending Challenge Of Dealing With Post-Exertional Malaise (PEM)

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  From Not Just Tired.   After a good day, or a spell of feeling pretty ok, it’s always a kick in the teeth when Post-Exertional Malaise (PEM) catches up with you. As I’m sure those of you living with ME/CFS, will be all too familiar with. For those not familiar, PEM is the worsening […]

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 […]

A Winter’s Tale – A Former Mountain Climber Reflects On Post Exertional Malaise And ME/CFS/FM

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By Simon Parker in Health Rising.   Fifteen years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and ME (aka Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), a debilitating condition that includes continual pain and delayed fatigue as its primary symptoms. I often find myself trying to explain to other people what the delayed fatigue is like by giving an example […]

What It Means To Experience ‘Payback’ With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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  By Zoe Bacon in The Mighty.   Post-exertional malaise, or “payback,” is one of the key diagnostic criteria for myalic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). It is also one of the symptoms that is hardest for people who haven’t experienced the condition to understand. I often think of it as being similar to a hangover, […]

Post-Exertional Malaise (PEM) And Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) In Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

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By S. Eyssens.   Preface: “The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.”Oscar Wilde. Until Europeans discovered Australia, Black Swans did not exist, let alone could they even be imagined. They did not make sense, nor could they be, as they challenged common sense and common knowledge at that time in our […]

Different Triggers – Different Illnesses: Exercise Affects Brains Of ME/CFS And GWI Patients Differently

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  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   Baraniuk believes chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia and Gulf War Illness are  related. In fact, he calls the post-exertional malaise found in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) a “unique characteristic of CFS that is shared by Gulf War Illness (GWI) subjects”. Both diseases often involve a triggering event […]

Postexersion ‘Crash’, Not Fatigue Per Se, Marks Syndrome

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    By Miriam B Tucker in Metscape.   Fort Lauderdale, FL — New research focused on the phenomenon of postexertional malaise (PEM) is shedding light on the etiology of the illness that has been known as chronic fatigue syndrome, but is now increasingly termed myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). A growing body of evidence, […]

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