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'New Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment' (Don't get your hopes up!...it's from the UK)

Countrygirl

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More re-packaged rubbish from the usual source.

https://www.medicalnewsbulletin.com/new-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-treatment/

This represents us, apparently:



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New research demonstrates that graded exercise self-help in addition to specialist medical care is a more effective chronic fatigue syndrome treatment than specialist medical care alone.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterised by chronic, disabling fatigue in the absence of an alternative diagnosis. Graded exercise therapy has shown its benefits in many areas, however, it might not be possible for everyone to gain benefit from the therapy due to time constraints. For those people who suffer from the inability to do so, one study hoped to provide video guided exercise therapy which would thus help individuals to achieve the same benefits.

Researchers from Queen Mary University designed the Graded Exercise Therapy guided SElf-help Trial (GETSET) to compare the efficacy and safety of video – guided graded exercise self-help (GES) treatment added to a few specialist medical care (SMC) training sessions with just solely doing specialized medical care training sessions more frequently and alone. They hypothesised that GES plus SMC would be more effective in improving fatigue and physical function than, and as safe as, SMC alone in those suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome.
 

hellytheelephant

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Hajnalka

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What is specialist medical care anyway? Is it a euphemism for doing nothing?
Yes, in the UK at least. I think it might involve a pat on the head at regularly scheduled intervals, if you're lucky.
I think we can safely assume that that's the case in all/most countries when it comes to ME. I can certainly vouch for Germany (no sleep, pain, or POTS meds or any other form of treatment for me).

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the way this is how I look when I'm typing messages on PR (I earned myself this green smoothie after a GET session this morning):
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Don't knock Head Pat Therapy @Valentijn, I don't know how I'd get through the week without it and my other favourite Patronisation Therapy, Hair Stroking.
These wonderful alternative therapies make me feel so special in my wheel chair.
Say that too loudly and the next thing you know they'll be doing a remote web-based version of it. You get told to give yourself a pat on the head I expect.
 

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Ok, so this thread inspired me to google "graded exercise therapy" using picture search. This is what I found (no joke). Enjoy:
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NOW I get it! At last!

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Funny, I always go to the beach (preferably at sunrise) for my graded exercise, too!

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As long as there is a nice view like a river I can reluctantly do a little GET without a beach on occasions.

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I really hope the green thing in the background is a palm tree? Otherwise this scenery is not acceptable for GET!

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Haha, of course I made that mistake on purpose. Love being corrected by Pierre, the good looking physiotherapist, whom hard working people pay for me with their taxes.

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Ok, had to click on this picture. And found this first sentence:
Graded exercise therapy (GET) works in a similar way to pacing. It’s designed to help you avoid ‘over-doing it’ and build up some strength, stamina and confidence in a controlled way.

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That's right! GET should involve some community work like gardening in public parks! These malingerers with their chronic fatigue get enough of our tax money!

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This picture is used on an article called "How Can I Start a Graded Exercise Program for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?"
Glad that this is only the start of a GET program, doesn't look too challenging. Do we get these trousers at the local fatigue clinic?

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Oky doky! See you all at the beach at sunrise!
 
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Ok, so you all inspired me to google "graded exercise therapy" using picture search. This is what I found (no joke). Enjoy:
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What's missing from this illustration, is that many of the steps are traps that collapse under your weight, dropping you not just back to the floor, but much deeper down into a dark basement there is no way out of. That would be a much more realistic representation.