Professor & patients' paper on the solvable biological challenge of ME/CFS: reader-friendly version
Simon McGrath provides a patient-friendly version of a peer-reviewed paper which highlights some of the most promising biomedical research on ME/CFS ...
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Cardiac stuff

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by cman89, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. cman89

    cman89 Senior Member

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    For those of you who have been treated for cardiac stuff, maybe you can help me here: I am borderline undiagnosed CFS, and thankfully, I do not have exercise crashes or PEM, just an arrested level of endurance and strength. I try to exercise, and can do so , in fact I have a better time with the cardio than the strength type stuff.

    However, it seems like I am extremely slow going when I start to run (say a longer distance), then I get into a rythym and can go for a bit, then I lose steam, but if I were to stop periodically than keep going, it would be more difficult than when I just stay the same pace. It's as if my heart does not accelerate very well. I can jog for some time on flat ground, but put a hill in my way, and I am basically screwed, as the demand leaves my breathing very elevated. As I said, no PEM, just really diminished capacity. Its as if anything involving recruitment of additional muscle fibers is really hard. (I know many of you struggle far worse than I do, so this is not a boast. Please understand that)
     

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