I t is 1am. I am sitting opposite my partner in the kitchen, and they have not stopped talking for the last 45 minutes. Not even to draw breath. Because somewhere between instantly upgrading your devices and swapping providers to get the best deal for your money, we seem to have lost our capacity to tolerate imperfection anywhere else, even in our relationships. One of my imperfections is a condition I have suffered from for half my life — myalgic encephalomyelitis ME or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Online Dating and Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Note: Mary Clark is the pseudonym of a 55 year old woman in our program. She also has migraines, orthostatic intolerance and other medical problems. Her article is based on a message sent to a discussion on dating. I want to respond from my own experience and focus on hope and on making the most of our strengths. I know that by doing this I run the risk of looking through rose-colored glasses and of minimizing the agony of our limitations.
I don't know much about this condition however, he tells me that he has dys where he just can't move and has to remain in bed. He complains of having headaches and feeling drowsy alot of the time. I really like this guy, we've been dating for 4 months and made it official just recently. The thing is I don't know if I'm capable of dating someone with this condition.
While diet won't cure chronic fatigue syndrome , eating to boost your energy and address possible nutrient deficiencies can help you experience less muscle pain, minimize extreme and ongoing fatigue, and feel better overall. A chronic fatigue syndrome diet is focused on eating more balanced and nutrient-rich meals and snacks and avoiding certain foods and drinks that could be worsening your symptoms. It will take some trial and error to find what works best for you, and that starts with learning what you can about how food may be impacting your symptoms. There isn't much good quality research on diet and nutrition for chronic fatigue syndrome, and the research that is available isn't conclusive.