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  • Find a doctor who understands ME/CFS.
  • The main symptom of ME/CFS is having flu-like symptoms after exercise. ME/CFS is much more than feeling tired or ‘fatigued’.
  • The causes of ME/CFS are complex and not yet fully understood. There is no cure yet.
  • There are a number of subtypes of ME/CFS, so treatments will affect people differently.
  • A self-management course can help you learn how best to manage your ME/CFS.
  • Exercise can help some, but not all, people with ME/CFS.
  • Only make very small increases in the frequency, duration and intensity of your exercise program.
  • Set realistic activity goals and congratulate yourself on any gains you make, no matter how small.
  • Listen to your body – if you don’t feel up to exerting yourself on a particular day, don’t.

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Reviewed on: 10-11-2017