It actually does help me in some ways For about 5 hours I feel human and am mentally sharper, clearer etc, get a lot done. My crashes are not incredibly bad.
I am in the US, and have only been diagnosed with CFS(CFIDS) and Fibro etc.. not ME. Have been in a few research studies also, so perhaps some of this dichotomy will be explained at a later date?
sure wish that "runners high" would come back, but I'm happy to just be able to do a little exercise, makes me feel more "normal" and human. LOL
Edit. I did crash in Fall 2009, was out of work for almost 3 months, so had been working 6 years into my illness then. I did not bike the summer following, didn't want to push myself to much.