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Living with CFS/ME

Although there is no cure for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), there are things you can do to optimize your quality of life – to improve your energy level and brain functioning, sleep better, reduce your pain and minimize your other symptoms.

Pace yourself. Rest before and after activities. Alternate between activities that use energy, such as physical exercise and mental concentration, and those that help conserve your energy, such as sleep, meditation and relaxation exercises. The goal is to be as active as possible but avoid crashing. Listening to your body, moderating your activity level, eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet, and emotional support will all help manage your symptoms and improve your sense of well-being.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Living with CFS/ME

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