Tools for Better Living with ME/CFS

In the new Tools section we look at tools people with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) can use to improve their quality of life, reduce stress and even save some money! Know of some good tools? Let us know!

Saving Money on Medications

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  • Around the Home
  • Organizational Tools
  • Improving Thinking Ability
  • Reduce Stress at the Computer
  • Stress Reduction
  • Activity and Exercise Management
  • Symptom Management



Nicki Deering May 15, 2013 at 6:34 pm

I have purchased a drafting stool for use in the kitchen. It adjusts from table level to counter level, has a foot rest, swivels and is on castors so that it can be wheeled from place to place without getting up. This lets me cook, prep food, do dishes, etc. while sitting and makes a huge difference in how much I can do before running out of energy.

Nicki Deering May 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm

We live in a two storey home, but I find the stairs difficult. I have placed a chair on the landing half way up the stairs and remind myself to rest each time before continuing up.

Nicki Deering May 15, 2013 at 6:40 pm

I wear a heart rate monitor from the time I get up in the morning until I go to bed. My goal is to keep my heart rate below 65% of my maximum, so I have set the monitor to sound an alarm when I reach 63% to remind me that it is time to stop. It is an excellent tool for me to stop myself from the “just one more thing” and ” as soon as I finish this” habits that can easily lead to overdoing and then paying in the days that follow.

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