Two letters concerning GET (Graded Exercise Therapy) were in the Guardian this week. First from Dr Alastair Miller, Professor Paul Garner and Professor Peter White. Followed by a response from the ME Association’s (MEA) Medical Adviser, Dr Charles Shepherd.
The response -
"When rest may be best for post-viral fatigue"
Graded exercise therapy is not the right way to treat people with ME or long Covid, argues Dr Charles Shepherd. Dr Alastair Miller, Professor Paul Garner and Professor Peter White are not correct when they state that graded exercise therapy (GET) is a safe and effective treatment for ME/chronic fatigue syndrome (Letters, 11 March).
Having reviewed all the published evidence from clinical trials, the new Nice guideline no longer recommends GET as an effective treatment for ME/CFS.
In response to the letter -
"Long Covid and graded exercise therapy"
No trials of graded exercise have shown to harm patients, say Dr Alastair Miller, Prof Paul Garner and Prof Peter White, so those with post-Covid fatigue syndrome should not be discouraged from trying it.
NICE Clinical Guideline for ME/CFS 2021. The MEA’s new free leaflet provides information extracted from the recent draft of the new NICE clinical guideline.
Our latest blog on the new NICE Clinical Guideline on ME/CFS - Draft of New NICE Clinical Guideline on ME/CFS
Take care, and stay safe everyone.
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