By National Alliance for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis:
by A. Melvin Ramsay M.D., Hon Consultant Physician, Infectious Diseases Dept., Royal Free Hospital (Pub. 1986)
by a series of painstaking and meticulous studies carried out by a consultant in physical medicine, himself an ME sufferer for 25 years.
These show clearly that recovery of muscle power after exertion is unduly prolonged.
After moderate excercise, from which a normal person would recover with nothing more than a good night's rest, an ME patient will require at least 2 to 3 days while after more strenuous excercise the period can be prolonged to 2 or 3 weeks or more.
Moreover, if during this recovery phase, there is a further expenditure of energy, the effect is cumulative and this is responsible for the unrelieved sense of exhaustion and depression which characterises the chronic case. Read more>>