therapeutic massage and chiropractic care

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/10/2007 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
My chiropractor told me that he doesn't think that I have CFS because I'm not hypersensitive... he doesn't have to be gentle with me during adjustments, and I'm able to tolerate the therapeutic massages I've been receiving following a car accident in February.

A few questions:

First of all, has anyone here who has been diagnosed with CFS who receives chiropractic care and/or therapeutic massages? Do you find that you're extra sensitive, or are you able to tolerate the adjustments/massages even though they hurt a lot?

Secondly, how do you feel after a massage? For the rest of the day I feel like I can't keep my eyes open, even if I drink lots of water, take and take adderall. The massage therapist said that this could be because getting a massage is something of a passive work out for your muscles.

Any ideas?

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   Posted 5/11/2007 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I have never had any problems with having chiropractic work done, but I don't tollerate deep tissue massage very well. I'm wondering if your chiropractor has CFS and FMS confused. There are a lot of people who think that CFS and fibro are the same thing and although there are a lot of similarities between the two, they are two different conditions. People with fibro seem more sypersensitive to touch than people with CFS.
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