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I have been getting weaker and weaker over the last 8 years, gone from working a hard physical job (cook) 40 hours a week to being totally disabled and spending most of my time in bed.
Three years ago I was diagnosed with Inclusion Body Myositis, which has exrtreme weakness as its primary symptom. However tests a few months ago do not show that I have the "inclusion bodies" in my cells that are typical of my disease. Yesterday the neurologist said that he thinks I have CFS instead. I am dubious. Nothing I have read about CFS indicates that weakness is a part of that disease. I suffer from fatigue but I am pretty sure that it is the result of trying to use muscles that are dying.
So here are the questions: Can people with CFS get up off the floor? If you were lying on the floor, could you stand up easily? Could you get up with difficulty? Could you pull yourself up if you had something to hold onto? Or would you simply have to lie on the floor till someone else picked you up?
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