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  1. RyeRyeBread

    First Aquatic Therapy Session Thoughts

    So I'm trying some light aquatic therapy as per my rheumatologist's insistance. She claims it could help my POTS & pain, and I agree, but I do not have any hopes for it being beneficial enough to warrant the PEM - nor do i think I'll be able to do it on an ongoing basis without triggeribg PEM...
  2. RyeRyeBread

    My Rheumatologist Prescribed Aquatic GET...

    [Long Post, beware lol] Just saw my first rheumatologist yesterday. Went pretty well, she seemed nice and there were minimal red flags.... Until she mentioned GET. I told her my symptoms, and told her my hunch that I had brought to my last Dr. (that i think its ME) before he very quickly...
  3. B

    Experiences with "The Fibro Guy"?

    Hi all! I was wondering if anyone has heard of/has had any experiences with "The Fibro Guy"? In addition to fibromyalgia, he also treats ME/CFS, POTS, etc. Website here: https://www.thefibroguy.com/about-the-fibro-guy/ It's really hard to find anything on his website describing what he actually...
  4. Pyrrhus

    The evidence base for physiotherapy in ME/CFS when considering PEM: a systematic review and narrative synthesis (Wormgoor and Rodenburg, 2021)

    The evidence base for physiotherapy in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome when considering post-exertional malaise: a systematic review and narrative synthesis https://translational-medicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12967-020-02683-4 Excerpt: (emphasis added)