I know it sounds odd, but according to this article I read, video games may be what us ME/CFS & FM patients need to help ease our symptoms. The article states that different studies have shown playing video games can be helpful to these patients because:
- Virtual reality games can reduce pain by distracting the patient’s brain.
- The games may help critical thinking skills according to the American Psychological Association’s annual convention show.
Other ways these types of games can help is to give disabled patients something to do during the day. I know how boring it can get sometimes and I love having my computer as a means of some sort of activity.
Do you play video games and does it help to take your mind off of the pain? What is yourfavorite video game? Let me know by commenting!