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Pacing is an activity management strategy to help ME/CFS patients limit the number and severity of relapses, and helps avoid deterioration, without avoiding all activity. First described by health psychologist Ellen Goudsmit in 1989, it gives patients the advice to: "do as much as you can within your limits".

Pacing recognizes research showing an abnormal metabolic and immunological response to exercise in ME/CFS

Pacing has been used as a management strategy in a number of multi-component clinical treatment trials, and in several large patient surveys the majority of patients found be helpful (more...)

pacing - The practice of staying within one's "energy envelope" by interspersing periods of activity with periods of rest. ME/CFS patients use pacing to avoid or reduce post-exertional malaise (PEM). Some patients use a heart rate monitor to help with pacing.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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