Fatigue for GBS CIDP & Others

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    jk
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    I was searching for data on atrophy when I found an article on fatigue. One section, in particular, got my attention: “Fatigue has been an under-recognized aspect of neuromuscular disorders over a long period of time. As we have mentioned before, fatigue on one hand is caused by a local effect on muscle function (peripheral fatigue), and on the other hand fatigue originates at the level of the CNS because of feedback about the pathological state of the PNS. This fatigue protects the muscles from further damage by down-regulating physical activities.”

    Look carefully at the last sentence. What it seems to be saying is your own Central Nervous System (CNS) recognizes something is wrong and ‘down-regulates.’ Meaning what? Your body gives you fatigue to slow your activity presumably as a self-protective action.

    “We” have often said on this board- ‘Do not overdue it, it’s as bad, or worse, than doing nothing.’ This may help explain why.

    Read all about it: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2824125/

    #113134

    B
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    Interesting! Saving to read more in depth later (when I’m not so tired, LOL).

    #113141

    Matou
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    Thanks you for this precious information

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    Electra
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    Awesome! I’m a spaz for knowledge.

    #113163

    nairbear62
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    GREAT NEWS!

    #113350

    Bar2
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    it is also possible for sleep apnea to make the fatigue much worse. There are several types of apnea and some can be brought on by our nerve damage. Just something to consider. Take care

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    nairbear62
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    😉

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