Dating for people with chronic fatigue syndrome
To be with us, you need to be patient and understanding.
Now that you know the most important part, it’s time to learn a little something about our symptoms.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder that is characterized by an extreme fatigue, which cannot be explained by any medical condition.
The cause of this syndrome is unknown while there are so many theories – ranging from the viral infection to psychological stress.
Many people with chronic illness have healthy, happy relationships.
Patience, understanding, and compassion will help things get off to a good start.
Both of these conditions can include: You might think you understand pain, but these illnesses involve some rare pain types.
None of us knows how we’re going to feel the next week, the next day, the next minute.In fact, for a diagnosis of FMS, you have to have pain in all four quadrants of the body. Maybe you’ve pulled an all-nighter in college or stayed out so late once that you went to work without sleeping. Think about those times when you’ve been flat-out exhausted.So it’s not like someone who has a bad back or pain from an old knee injury. Have you ever felt too tired to even lift your head off the bed? FMS typically involves less fatigue than ME/CFS, but it can still be profound and persistent. That’s a big one to wrap your head around: rest doesn’t help.It’s not a sign of low intelligence or learning disorders.It’s also not tied to dementia, even though sometimes it might seem similar. Give the person time to find the right words or gently suggest one if it seems obvious.
When (not if) they forget something, calmly remind them.