Dr. Smith Does It Again: University Student Returns to Health by Pacing

Dr. Smith Does It Again: University Student Returns to Health by Pacing

Name
Heather
Diagnosis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Mindfulness/Pacing/Exercise Techniques That Made A Difference For You
Pacing
Disease Course Over Time
In 1993 at 18 years of age while at University Heather becomes more and more fatigued - until she is lying in bed 23 hours a day. Drops out of school. In 1995 returns to University, lasts one term and returns home. Dr. David Smith prescribes very careful pacing. She Wwas not allowed to do any one activity for more than 10 minutes at a time. She was able to slowly increase her work over time. Three years later she was healthy again.
Approximate Date of Illness Began
1991-1995
Duration
2-5 years
Functionality at it's Worst
Mostly bedbound
Treatments That Made A Big Difference
Strict pacing regimen instituted by Dr. David Smith
Treatments That Helped
Tripmipramine to sleep and prozac for stimulation - begun at very low levels.
Present State of Health
Fully recovered - no restrictions at all
Practitioner Associated With Recovery
Dr. David Smith - UK
Suggested Resources
Dr. David Smith's website - http://www.me-cfs-treatment.com/
As once more. I have time to play in a band and dedicate to two 4 hour practice sessions a week in the evenings. I have a full social life and can even pull the odd 'all-nighter' (going to morning lectures after no sleep) with no real adverse effects.
It is wonderful.
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Cort
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