Graded exercise, an approach that has been used to manage patients with other post-viral fatigue, wasn’t working; in fact it seemed to be detrimental and could leave me floored for days.
Guardian said:There needs to be more emphasis on lifestyle interventions with a broader understanding of integrative practice. The goal of these prevention strategies is to help Americans live longer, live healthier, and live cheaper. Simply put, preventative healthcare saves money and lives. For instance, researchers have recently discovered that type 2 diabetes can be reversed with early intervention. Headway has been made in treating multiple sclerosis and lupus with immune treatments, as well as with diet and exercise. Almost all chronic diseases are preventable by integrative practices and early intervention.
You are so right. And I am British. There seems to be such resistance to trying anything else but GET and CBT. (With the exception of Dr Sarah Myhill, who has had her own tussles with the "medical establishment")the British Problem....(no offense to anyone British)...not up on the lastest modification to the NICE guidelines.
Maybe she's just trying do distanciate her condition from all the bad stigma surrounding ME/CFS? It's easier to start from 0 (set a new condition), then trying to repair the negative outlook that is already ingrained with ME/CFS. I haven't read the article, so I could be completely wrong thou..."Graded exercise, an approach that has been used to manage patients with other post-viral fatigue, wasn’t working;" (It doesn't work for us either.)
"But one thing has been evident for some time: this is not a straightforward post-viral syndrome, and requires a different approach." (ME/CFS has never been straightforward--in no way, shape or form but it sounds like in her mind it has.)
Doing this might be a good strategy at the doctors office but writing an article like that would throw CFS under the bus as it essentially confirms that CFS should be treated with Graded Execise.Maybe she's just trying do distanciate her condition from all the bad stigma surrounding ME/CFS? It's easier to start from 0 (set a new condition)