Does PEM have breaks?

panckage

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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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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?

For me it is the entire period of PEM.
 

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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?