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New graded exercise warning on current ME/CFS guideline

#MEAction UK has just received a momentous email from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), advising us that they have updated the warning on the 2007 CFS/ME guideline, directing health professionals to the new draft recommendations on graded exercise therapy.

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Goodbye to graded exercise therapy but concerns about physical activity programmes – Community Discussion

There were significant concerns about the recommendation of a physical activity programme in the draft ME/CFS guideline, even with the caveats attached. The recommendation that a physical activity programme should be considered if patients would ‘like’ to start one, was felt to imply that there is a choice or a desire involved, rather than increased physical activity being impossible for many.

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Graded exercise therapy not recommended for post-COVID fatigue, say NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have released a document entitled “interim findings”, stating that the recommendation of graded exercise therapy for mild and moderate ME/CFS should not apply to people with fatigue following COVID-19. They note that the existing guideline was published in 2007, many years before the pandemic, and that they are aware of concerns around graded exercise therapy.

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NICE continue to promote defunct treatment for post-viral illness

At the end of April, #MEAction UK sent the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) a six-metre-long card containing thousands of your names and messages describing the harm caused by graded exercise therapy (GET). NICE continues to recommend graded exercise therapy in their existing ME/CFS guidelines, whilst these are under review. Despite #MEAction

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Thousands add messages to 6m long card

In light of an oncoming wave of people experiencing post-viral complications and potentially post-viral ME, telling our story is more important than ever.  “I would expect that people who have Covid-19 symptoms quite severely, of those, I would expect about 10% to have fatigue-like syndromes after 6 months, given current evidence.” – Professor Chris Ponting,

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