Since we're always being accused of what boils down to being medical jargon for being lazy (catastrophising, kinesiophobia, deconditioning) whereas every person I've known with ME tends towards chronically overdoing it, I thought a poll would be nice to establish what's really going on. Answer for how you are now rather than how you have been in the past. In the past, I used to overexert myself a lot more than I do now, for instance, and have learnt through bitter experience and illness deterioration to pace myself better, but I still tend that way rather than any other. I've designed this poll for people who currently have ME, as opposed to people who have recovered or who have some overlapping symptoms and thus find this board useful but actually have a completely different condition. If you're fairly sure that it's ME, you just don't have a diagnosis yet, feel free to vote; I'm just trying to keep out contamination due to depression instead of ME, the sort of thing that usually buggers up research on this subject.