Phoenix Rising: The Gift That Keeps on Giving All Year Long
This holiday season Jody Smith turns her eyes to the people of Phoenix Rising and gives thanks for you all ...
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  1. tinacarroll27

    tinacarroll27 Senior Member

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    Hi all!!!! I have been trying to do some cleaning lately and I can't afford a cleaner at the moment. I was only going to do a bit at a time and pace myself but as usual I ended up trying to do it all in one day as everything is such a mess! I spent yesterday cleaning and I thought I was getting away with it until about 2 hours later when I felt terrible. I was so stiff and my muscle hurt that bad I couldn't get up. I was crawling around on the floor and I had to lay still or I felt something bad was going to happen. The pain was getting worse and worse. Today I feel like I have been hit by a car and my glands in my neck are swollen and I still can't move out off bed. Is this PEM? As these symptoms came on within a few hours after pushing myself too hard and I though PEM only hit you 24 hours later?
     
  2. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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    @tinacarroll27 - onset of PEM can vary quite a bit. Sometimes it is immediate and sometimes it is delayed by up to 72 hours. Added to this wide variation is that even in the same patient, sometimes the onset of PEM is immediate and sometimes delayed and PEM symptoms can vary within the same patient also.

    It sounds as though your symptoms might be PEM (or the onset of an illness).
    If possible note your symptoms, and severity and duration also.
     
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    lnester7 Seven

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    Yes, PEM can hit immediately or hours later or days later. Usually for me when it is hours mean that I over did ROYALLY as opposed to just a little bit.
     
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    Joh Inactivist

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    Hi Tina,

    Sounds like classic PEM to me. :(

    This is from the Canadian Consensus Criteria:
     
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