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muscle loss

  1. R

    is there any way or device that can help grow muscle or maintain it without exercise?

    Hi all, my muscles seem to be breaking down and are very wasted throughout my body, and anytime i try to do any physio exercise my joints get injured. all joints all feel looser too and its getting hard to sit upright. i am mostly bedroom bound due to severe weakness and fatigue the past 8.5...
  2. Sarah94

    Scared of losing muscle if I diet

    Context: I have severe ME. I am very limited in what I can do physically. I am also overweight, this stems from having been overeating in recent months. I want to lose weight, but I am worried because I have read that when you eat less, your body burns muscle before it burns fat. I cannot...