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For People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, More Exercise Isn't Better

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Barry53, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Barry53

    Barry53 Senior Member

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    by Michaeleen Doucleff

    http://www.npr.org/sections/health-...ic-fatigue-syndrome-more-exercise-isnt-better

     
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  3. andyguitar

    andyguitar Senior Member

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    If the idiots who dreamed up the mad suggestion about exercise had only read the report into the outbreak of ME at the Royal Free Hospital London in 1955 and followed its conclusions about NOT letting patients do to much, considerable suffering could have been avoided in recent years.Report is in "British Medical Journal October 19 1957"
     
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    Simon Wessely came into the field with a paper called "New Wine in Old Bottles" which said that neurasthenia had not died out in Victorian times but was now called ME (or it could have been CFS then, not sure). For many years his website at King's College London said that there had been a lull in cases during most of the 20th century but it was now making a comeback. That is he completely ignored the epidemics which did not fit his hypothesis at all.

    At least he started as he went on....
     
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    I could've been mild as opposed to almost homebound if that were the case.
     
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    Yes that is the most disturbing thing about this illness. Millions of people have been given the wrong advice despite the fact that there was a wealth or properly collected scientific evidence, gathered during the Royal Free outbreak, about how best to handle the patient. I find it incredible that the UK Gov in the shape of NICE still wants patients to do what has been proved to be harmful. Mad.
     
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