ProHealth me-cfs Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Beginning Again: Living with the Ups and Downs of Life with Chronic Illness

Chronic Christmas: Surviving the Holidays with a Chronic Illness

Productivity Values That Get in the Way of Our Health

Happiness, Gratitude and Appreciation

VIDEO: Why Things Hurt

The “Starvation” Disease? Metabolomics Meets Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Down Under

The IACFS/ME 2016 Conference Overviews #1: Energy and Exercise To the Fore

Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function

Psychotherapy for ME/CFS Does Not Help Fatigue (much)

Medscape Rocks the IACFS/ME Conference

 
Print Page
Email Article

The delayed fatigue effect in myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)

  [ 6 votes ]   [ 1 Comment ]
By Megan A. Arrolla at al. • www.ProHealth.com • May 9, 2014


By Megan A. Arrolla at al.

Abstract

Background: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating, long-term condition characterised by extreme fatigue (worsened by exertion), muscle and joint pain, and sleep disturbance. Post-exertional fatigue has been demonstrated previously following physical exercise, but not from mental exertion alone.

Purpose: The aim of this exploratory study was to assess the ‘delayed fatigue effect,’ in this instance fatigue two days post-challenge, following a cognitively fatiguing task.

Methods: Thirty-two participants (23 women; mean age 44, SD = 11.24; mean illness duration nine years, SD = 7.32) completed the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery, which acted as the cognitive challenge. Self-report measures were also completed that assessed fatigue (Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory; MFI), and anxiety and depression (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; HADS) pre- and two days post-testing.

Results: Significant differences were found between pre- and post-test measures in three MFI sub-scales of fatigue (general, mental, and physical) and on the depression scale of the HADS. However, there were no significant changes in motivation, activity level, or self-reported anxiety scores.

Conclusions: These findings are suggestive of post-exertional symptom exacerbation following mental effort. This may have implications for working environments that present cognitive demands to individuals with ME/CFS.

Source: Megan A. Arrolla, Elizabeth A. Attree, John M. O'Leary and Christine P. Dancey. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. Volume 2, Issue 2, 2014.
 




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength B-12 Extreme™ MitoQ®


Article Comments Post a Comment

AM I THE ONLY ONE????
Posted by: shianne7
May 21, 2014
I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND THESE ARTICLES AND CONCLUSIONS. I HAVE SUFFERED WITH SYMPTOMS SINCE 1990 OR BEFORE. IT STARTED WITH PAIN EVERYWHERE,FLU SYMPTOMS,ECT....WHERE I AM FROM, THE DOCTORS LOOK AT ME LIKE I AM CRAZY AND NEVER GIVE ME TEST OR ANYTHING. MY ILLNESS HAS BEEN A NIGHTMARE TO SAY THE LEAST!!! WHEN I FIRST GOT SICK, I WOULD HAVE SPELLS WITH THE LEAST BIT OF STRESS. MY BRAIN WOULD FEEL LIKE IT WAS GOING TO SHUT DOWN. SOON AFTER, I WOULD BE SO MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY FATIGUED, THAT I WOULD THINK I WAS GOING TO PASS OUT AND NEVER RECOVER. IT IS 20 YEARS LATER AND I AM WORSE THAN EVER. I CAN BARELY FUNCTION TO ADD 2PLUS2 SOME DAYS. SO,HOW CAN THIS ARTICLE STATE THESE FACTS BY JUST TESTING THEM??? OR- DO THEY EVEN HAVE CFS??? OR DO I???? I HOPE BEFORE I LEAVE THIS WORLD I PRAY THAT ALL SUFFERERS OF THIS NIGHTMARE FROM HELL ARE SHOWN SOME COMPASSION AND GET RELIEF!!!!! STAY ON YOUR DOCTORS AND IF YOU ARE NOT TOO SICK, DON'T LET THEM HUMILIATE YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE NOT WORTH LIVING!!
Reply Reply
 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
MitoQ® MitoQ®
Powerful Antioxidant Support to Mitochondria
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders
Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker
Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation Relief and More Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation Relief and More
Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World
The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map