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is there any evidence ?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by notmyself, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. notmyself

    notmyself Senior Member

    is there any evidence ,research, that resting in the begining give you a better chance of recovering?..i am now 13 months sick( so still relativelly in the begining)..i fluctuate a lot during this time, but i never really completelly rest, i don't work,but i push myself on many occassions, the problem with resting all the time is that will most probably send me into depression..but i will do it if this can increase my chances for recovering..i just don't really belive this will help much..sedentarism will cause other problems on its own..life is such a mess..
  2. PareshK


    Years ago I read something to that effect, but have not heard anything since. I don't really know how anyone could make that claim since no one even knows what CFS, is or the cause or what is going on inside our bodies. I would just do whatever you think best, not overdo it, but create the best quality of life you can right now.
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  3. jpcv

    jpcv Senior Member

    SE coast, Brazil
    The clinical experience of many doctors and also many patients here is that avoiding exertion-crashes cycles isvery important; you don´t have to stay at home all day long but learn your limits and don´t cross them
  4. dannybex

    dannybex Senior Member

    I'd suggest flipping that question around @notmyself and you'll have your answer.

    Is there any evidence that suggests pushing past one's limits and not resting, not listening to one's body is beneficial?
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  5. andyguitar

    andyguitar Senior Member

    South east England
    The term ME comes from an outbreak of an unknown illness in the 1950s at the Royal Free Hospital in North West London. About 300-400 mainly hospital staff became -in many cases- very,very ill. According to the data that was collected by the medics treating them the key to recovery was rest. IMHO that outbreak was not the same thing that most people scince have got. But it is similar. So I would say exercise is a bad idea.
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