persephone Posted April 29, 2006 Report Share Posted April 29, 2006 As with many people here, I get overexcited when I feel better, and then inadvertently do too much, which makes me feel bad again. It happened to me this week.I tried really hard after my bike ride not to overdo things, but I spent Thursday and yesterday barely able to move. I'm still not quite right today. I felt worse than I had felt in a long time, and my GP told me that I have probably overdone it again. He said that I should PACE myself and treat myself as if I've had major surgery and am in rehabilitation.But I don't know how to apply that information to my daily living. How much is too much? I can't be objective about it because the amount I can do varies from day to day.Does anyone have hints or tips on how to gradually increase the amount you can manage in a day? I'm pretty erratic at the moment and I'm finding it hard to get motivated with my work- the thought of reading is still not really appealing to me as much as it usually does. I think I'm still quite depressed if truth be told, although I'm much better than I was. It's like all my responses are muted- everything seems much less interesting, much less colourful. Know what I mean? I don't know if this is making much sense but I'm typing my thoughts as they come into my head and being completely honest- I figure there must be some other POTSIes in a similar situation.Can any of you help me? I could really do with it- I don't know whether I'm coming or going Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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