January 17, 2011, By Dr. Sarah Myhill:
CFS - Treatments Which Are Not Worth Trying
This is positively harmful when CFS is active. I find it quite extraordinary that so many doctors seem to advocate this as a treatment. It is as if they are unable to distinguish between CFS and lack of fitness!
Let's face it, if graded exercise worked then the diagnosis could not possibly be CFS.
The only possible explanation I can think of as to why this has stuck in the medical folklore is that after a physician has recommended this to the CFS patient, the latter never bothers to attend again for useless advice.
The doctor then believes he has cured the patient because they don't come back. Read more>>