Talking & walking therapy for broken leg syndrome


Simone and I put our heads together and created a response to the recent rehashed PACE Trial trash by Trudie Chalder, Michael Sharpe and Peter White. 

As the new ME/CFS NICE guidelines discredits the PACE Trial's 'false illness beliefs' form of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and prohibits harmful graded exercise therapy (GET), these three stooges have crawled out of ME/CFS retirement 'again' to defend, deflect and discredit legitimate criticism of their harmful therapies.

David Tuller, DrPH writes in more detail about the trio's latest anguish, I mean abstract, as they attempt to make the argument that their previous 'debunked' research has been merely 'misunderstood'.

We've created a replica of the above mentioned abstract apart from a few word edits by Analogy Writer/Editor, Simone Josephine. Chronic fatigue syndrome has been replaced with broken leg syndrome (BLS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis replaced with skeletal fracture (SF). The symptom 'fatigue' has been replaced with 'achy bones' to minimise the condition of a skeletal fracture just as 'fatigue' minimises the neuroimmune, autonomic and systemic energy dysfunctions in patients with ME/CFS.

The words I've used in the cartoon's dialogue were inspired by Professor Sharpe's and Professor White's own words in regards to the treatment and management of ME/CFS patients.

To be given graded exercise therapy on a broken energy system is as barbaric as forcing a person to increase their walking on a broken leg (without cast or crutch). ME/CFS currently has no effective therapies to treat the underlying energy production impairment due to being grossly neglected by government health departments around the world. Psychiatrists have hijacked ME/CFS funding for their quack CBT and GET therapies, wrongfully blocking biomedical research for decades.

We need effective medications to treat our 'broken energy system' before we can even think about starting exercise rehabilitation. Many of us cross our anaerobic threshold – causing oxidative stress and lactic acidosis – just standing up or brushing our teeth!

When there's a war between quackery and science, my choice of weapon is an iPad and an Apple Pencil! 👇👇👇😁


To be given graded exercise therapy on a broken energy system is as barbaric as forcing a person to increase their walking on a broken leg (without cast or crutch).

Authors of the PACE Trial altered assessment thresholds resulting in patients being classed as recovered, even though their health had deteriorated during the trial.


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