Post-Exertional Malaise

Recently, I’ve been much more active than usual. Today, my body is not so quietly revolting.

Actually, this is a rather common pattern for many who are living with chronic illness. Whereas exercise is typically rejuvenating for the majority of individuals, it often has the direct opposite effect for those with chronic illnesses.

So, I’ll need to spend today not being quite as active. I still find that it’s extremely difficult for healthy individuals to understand this pattern. Inactivity has the strong likelihood of being perceived as impaired motivation, or simple laziness.

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