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Best PEM recovery tips?

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by chilove, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. chilove

    chilove

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    Hey all,

    I over did it this weekend on a long weekend trip to the beach and am having my first episode of PEM in a long time. I've been in remission for awhile but I'm feeling really poorly today after pushing myself to climb to the top of a lighthouse on a hot humid day in Florida this weekend and getting too much sun at the beach. My calves are in extreme pain and I'm feeling sore and inflammed all over plus feverish and head-achey.

    I haven't experienced this in a long time. Ughh. It's humbling to be brought low again.

    I'd appreciate tips on how to get over it as soon as possible. I already eat a very clean anti-inflammatory diet and am drinking a lot of water.

    Thanks!

    Audrey
     
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    panckage Senior Member

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    IreneF Senior Member

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    I don't exercise at all and I still crash. Heat will do it; so will psychological stress/fight or flight reaction. Not sure if any of the recommended supplements would help. Any ideas?
     
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  5. panckage

    panckage Senior Member

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    I don't know. Maybe you can ask in that thread ;)
     
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    ebethc Senior Member

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    1. Magnesium & Sleep
    I'm always extra tense during a crash, and can't relax enough to get the sleep I need to recover.. Natural Calm is my favorite magnesium product

    https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vita...t_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=X37JYS4TVD3AD87M3AJE

    2. Myfascial Release
    a. Workbook w exercises
    https://www.amazon.com/Trigger-Poin...lf-Treatment/dp/1608824942/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

    b. (Soft) Foam Roller exercise are excellent at relaxing muscles and nerves ... one of my fave, simple things to do at home... definitely get a SOFT roller... the hard ones are ridiculous
    http://goop.com/fascia-the-secret-organ/
    https://www.amazon.com/OPTP-PRO-ROLLER-Soft-Foam-Roller/dp/B002C9MSAC

    3. Acupuncture
     
  7. justy

    justy Donate Advocate Demonstrate

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    Complete rest.
     
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  8. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Sums it all.
     
  9. chilove

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    Thanks so much everyone! Thankfully I'm feeling a lot better. I took some baking soda and extra electrolytes and minerals and drank a lot of water.
     
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