My first post... I moved house two months ago after a very stressful year. Moved in and had quite a lot of help but then when everyone went I ended up doing too much. I was doing okay - I thought. Busy, getting the flat in order, exploring the new area, shopping... blah blah. Then suddenly I was struck by terrible muscle problems. And I realised that I had actually been ignoring the warning signs and had been pushing through. BIG MISTAKE! Funnily enough my cognitive functions are fairly okay - it's all in the muscles. IIt is all the muscles I used during and after the move... shifting things when I shouldn't have, driving more, lifting things... stupid. I have muscle weakness (SCARY), muscle pain, muscle twitching and peripheral neuropathy (burning). Therefore, a case of overdoing it. These symptoms are ones of old (had ME 26 years) but I realised I hadn't really suffered from them as much this last year or two. I I think I thought that I'd move, settle in and then start living my new life straightaway! My body is telling me something else. Like, "just stop and breathe", and do things more gradually. I have dropped all my regular commitments for now. The local ME group has been very helpful too. Two of them reported that it took many months for them (individually) to recover from their house moves. I am having trouble driving but can drive around the local area. (Very local). Mostly I am staying in and have done a lot of online shopping. I've started on D-Ribose but not sure it is making any difference and have a chat with the Optimum Health Clinic booked for end of month. My question is: Is there any way back from this? I am terrified it is permanent. Dr says it is not permanent but it will take time. He's upped my Gabapentin dose.