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Acute vs longer crashes?

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by Caliginousace, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Caliginousace


    I was wondering about the kinds of crashes people get. A lot of times when I see it discussed it seems to be longer-term PEM type things, which I also experience, but isn't typically what I'm referring to when I talk about "crashing". Sometimes when I'm pushing myself too far ("too far" can be something as little as a 5 minute walk to the store) my body puts the brakes on everything and become really sensation to lights/sounds and become functionally paralyzed. I lay down and don't have the energy to move at all, even when the position I'm in is awkward and painful. Most of the time I'm non-verbal, if I can talk it's very quiet and mumbly. These crashes usually last at leastlan hour, and I'm likely to have some amount of pem afterwords.

    Does anyone else have these acute crashes? Is this the common understanding and I'm just misunderstanding? Does anyone have any advice?

    I've been crashing several times a week, often even multiple times a day, and it's currently the most disastrous symptom to my life.
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  2. maybe some day

    maybe some day Senior Member

    San Francisco bay area
    Yes, quite normal too for that to happen. During the day, I can do "ok", and out of the blue I can start to crash just by doing nothing. Half hour later I start to feel better. This usually happends once during the day.

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