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Does PEM have breaks?

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by panckage, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. panckage

    panckage Senior Member

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    Let's say that you overdo it and bring on PEM. That PEM takes 3 days (or however long) to disappear. During these 3 days do you ever feel recovered for a short period (like an hour or so)? Or will you be worse the entire period of PEM?
     
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    Mel9 Senior Member

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    For me it is the entire period of PEM.
     
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    Wishful Senior Member

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    I had occasional brief (lasting hours) remissions of my ME symptoms in the early years, so I would guess that it's possible to have brief remissions from PEM. I don't recall ever having any though. If you're experiencing such breaks, please post some more details. Unusual aspects of ME/CFS are useful for coming up with theories and for showing flaws in theories.
     
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    This is slightly off topic, but does anyone know if PEM occurs in other illnesses? This has surely been discussed but I likely failed the follow that thread. Or is PEM only characteristic of ME?
     
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    I keep reading that PEM is definitive of ME. I haven't heard of any other disorders with PEM.
     

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