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Stress Management

The Importance Of Keeping Your Stress Levels Down...

Stress can make your symptoms much worse. So stress management can play a crucial part in your management of ME/CFS...

 

Please note: Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are believed to fall under the umbrella term 'ME/CFS'. To make it easier for you to read through this page, Sleepydust will use the term 'ME/CFS' to refer to them collectively. But it's worth bearing in mind that each of these separate terms have overlapping but different definitions.

Stress = bad. We've all heard it before. So much so, that many people just 'switch off' when they're advised to relax more, and to try not to 'stress out'. It can't be that important can it?

Well when it comes to ME/CFS, stress management can be very important indeed.

Why?

Because stress (the bad type - dis-stress) can dramatically worsen your symptoms. It can be a big culprit for causing a flare in symptoms, and possibly even relapses. So stress-relief and relaxation really is important for managing your ME/CFS.

 

Stress Management Isn't A Cure But...

Stress management isn't a 'cure' by any means (if only ME/CFS could be cured by simple lifestyle changes!) But it's important to bear in mind that stress can be a major culprit when it comes to aggravating symptoms, causing a flare of symptoms, and even relapse. So understanding how stress can affect you and the things you can do to minimize your stress, is paramount.

You can check out some popular stress management books here...

And you can read more about stress as a possible cause of ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome here...

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