Sunday, January 23, 2011

Recovery of muscle power after exertion is unduly prolonged in ME

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>>

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