How does CFS affect sufferers?
Symptoms vary between sufferers, and they may come and go. However, they are usually debilitating and lead many sufferers to make radical changes in their lifestyle.
This might mean:
- Giving up work
- Reducing or restricting leisure activities
- Relinquishing or reducing responsibility for dependants
Many sufferers find their symptoms are made worse by physical and mental exertion.
The result of this disabling illness is often that people with CFS feel frustrated and helpless, and sometimes depressed.