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PEM from writing an email

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by neweimear, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. Diwi9

    Diwi9 Senior Member

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    Don't know if it works for you, but amino acids/whey protein (and rest!) help me to recover from a crash. Best of luck to you on Monday @Lucy1996!
     
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  2. Mel9

    Mel9 Senior Member

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    I find that extra CoQ10 helps me recover from PEM more quickly
     
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  3. Lucy1996

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    I can't believe I've never tried that... I'm going to get some today. Is there a particular one you'd recommend? Thank you :) ! X
     
  4. Diwi9

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    It's something to play around with. For whey, I use Garden of Life grass fed. Otherwise I mix and match aminos, but normally include L-glutamine, L-citrulline, acetyl L-carnetine, L-ornithine, and creatine. L-arginine is great too, but difficult for some people with POTS.

    ETA: also D-ribose.
     
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  5. soxfan

    soxfan Senior Member

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    Yes YesYes...this is me! I actually only get PEM from too much mental overstimulation/exertion. The worse things for me are long car trips...socializing...emotional stress...family get together....shopping....the list is long. Sometimes it happens quickly in the morning and sometimes not till afternoon.

    I have fatigue sometimes the moment I get out of bed before I have done a thing. I just never know what each day will bring.

    I have tried lots of supplements with no results. I am now taking Adrecore which I tried years ago but thought I would give it another try.
     
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    I think almost all of us cannot socialize. I did a poll... and I think 80% of us have this issue.

    And yes... mental PEM seems to be worse than physical for me as well.
     
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    hamsterman Senior Member

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    I just wanted to add. If you chat in an 'unengaged' manner... you can last longer. Kinda like the way you would chat with someone you see everyday, rather than someone you'd see at a party. Also, if you are in a 3 way conversation... you can last longer... assuming you are not carrying the conversation.
     
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  8. E.man

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    Brain uses a lot of energy.
     
  9. 6666

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    Yeah, it's one of the most difficult symptoms for me too...
     

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