Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
I should note at the outset that this review is based on an audio version of the galleys and the epilogue from the finished work. Julie Rehmeyer sent me the final version as a PDF, but for some reason my text to voice software (Kurzweil) had issues with it. I understand that it is...
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Anyone else noticed since having ME

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by rosie26, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. rosie26

    rosie26 Senior Member

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    Spending years in bed with an illness, you think of all kinds of things.

    One of those things that came to mind was the memory of when I was well, and how if I spent too long laying down during the day my body would ache, telling me to get up and exercise.

    But since my collapse with ME I never get those aches, it's like my body needs to lay down and stay there. Not even in the severe years when I was laying down practically all day and all night, I still didn't get those aches.

    I guess I will know when I am well again, I will start getting the aches, telling me to get up !

    Anyone else noticed this.
     
  2. SOC

    SOC Senior Member

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    For me it was falling asleep during the day. When I was well, I could never fall asleep during the day. Even if I were to lie down on my bed to rest, I'd be wide awake and uncomfortable lying still. After I got sick, I could sleep 5 hours during the day, and sometimes 20 hours a day. :eek:

    Now that I'm doing a lot better, I can't sleep during the day anymore, even if I lie down to rest. Kinda cool, actually. :D

    So, not a muscle ache thing for me, but it did go back to "normal" as I reached a certain point in recovery.
     
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    rosie26 Senior Member

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    Yes, your sign is not being able to sleep again during the day which means your heading in the right direction regarding your health.

    Since having ME, I have not been able to go over 60kg in weight. Every time I get close my ME flares severely and I lose the weight that I had gained.
    So another sign for me will be when I eventually manage to go over 60kg and keep the weight I will know I am on my way to good health again. Thanks SOC, loved your post.
     

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