Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Jul 15, 2012.
Free full text: http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/2012/july/2012;15;ES205-ES213.pdf
"But how?" Of course, GET and cognitive restructuring are presented as the answer.
I think one could try to combine anti inflammatories, lactic acid reducers with a general opiod stimulating therapy such as LDN to increase exercise tolerance.
Interesting thoughts, mellster. What works as a lactic acid reducer? Is it available over the counter? And what is LDN?
LDN = low dose naltrexone (an opioid antagonist).
I've only read the absract, but some of the findings are interesting:
So, for example, while exercise leads to pain killing effects in healthy individuals, it leads to the reverse in fibromyalgia. I think that's important. And the conclusion about avoiding exacerbating sypmptoms is certainly at odds with the PACE GET cavalier advice for dealing with setbacks ("Carry on!").
If "exercise therapy should be individually tailored with emphasis on prevention of symptom flares", then many patients won't be doing any additional exercise at all then.
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