Recovery period is prolonged, usually taking 24 hours or longer
Recovery period is prolonged, usually taking 24 hours or longer or prolonged recovery after exertion refers to the recovery time after over-exertion causes post-exertional malaise (PEM) or post-exertional symptom exacerbation. Symptoms caused by PEM do not stop when the over-exertion ends, even when the exertion may be minimal.
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The prolonged recovery time in ME/CFS patients is one of the compulsory criterion of post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is defined by the International Consensus Criteria for ME, and is required in many other diagnostic criteria definitions of ME/CFS including the current CDC criteria.
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A prolonged recovery time is a well recognized ME/CFS symptoms, and is not found in healthy people and rarely found in people with other fatiguing or neurological illnesses.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Carruthers, BM; van de Sande, MI; De Meirleir, KL; Klimas, NG; Broderick, G; Mitchell, T; Staines, D; Powles, ACP; Speight, N; Vallings, R; Bateman, L; Bell, DS; Carlo-Stella, N; Chia, J; Darragh, A; Gerken, A; Jo, D; Lewis, DP; Light, AR; Light, KC; Marshall-Gradisnik, S; McLaren-Howard, J; Mena, I; Miwa, K; Murovska, M; Stevens, SR (2012), Myalgic encephalomyelitis: Adult & Paediatric: International Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners (PDF), ISBN 978-0-9739335-3-6
- "Symptoms | Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. January 27, 2021. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
post-exertional malaise (PEM) - A notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small physical or cognitive exertions. PEM may be referred to as a "crash" or "collapse" and can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain, trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, and others.
post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE) - An alternative term for post-exertional malaise (PEM), used by people who find that the word 'malaise' fails to capture the serious nature of the condition. Used in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report.