Graded Exercise Therapy Helped My Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

by Kirstie
(Bath, UK)

I had Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) for my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The treatment sessions lasted for about 9-12 months.

I found Graded Exercise Therapy to be extrememly useful as I had reached a stage where my 'boom and bust' cycle of activity was on a more level grounding to what it was.

As a joint decision with my doctor, I was put onto a Graded Exercise programme with a physiotherapist who dealt with M.E. /Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients. It was very gradual but in the end it increased my stamina to walking for 40 mins non-stop which I was very pleased with.

The exercise used was not deemed too strenuous in any way: I was starting to increase walking a minute each week.

So if you're at a stage where you're starting to want to exercise a little more, i would recommend Graded Exercise Therapy if there is a place for you to monitor this.

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Graded Exercise Therapy Helped My Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Interesting Graded Exercise Therapy Review
by: Sleepydust

Wow - your experiences with Graded Exercise Therapy seem to have been very positive indeed. It's so fantastic to read that you can now walk for 40 minutes non-stop. I think many M.E. / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers can recognize how big an achievement that is, especially considering how disabling it can be.

What works for one sufferer, may not necessarily work for another. So even if Graded Exercise Therapy doesn't work for one person, it doesn't mean there isn't a ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome treatment out there that won't work for them. And I think, for those who feel that there's no hope, your review shows that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Congratulations on your recovery Kirstie and thanks for sharing your experiences with us all! It's wonderful to read how well you're doing, thanks to Graded Exercise Therapy!

Claire, Sleepydust

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