Lifestyle Changes to Manage Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
CFS can make you feel helpless, guilty, confused, angry, sad, or worthless. As your symptoms linger, you may find that your family, friends, and employer are getting impatient. You may have to deal with people who don’t understand that the symptoms are not all in your head. Although there are many things that you need to do, you may feel that you don’t have the mental or physical strength required to do them. But remember, prolonged rest may only make thinks worse.During this time, you need to take good care of yourself and make some adjustments in your lifestyle. Here are some tips:
- Pace yourself.
- Choose moderate activities.
- Make necessary adjustments with work and school.
- Enlist the support of others.
- Make changes to alleviate conditions associated with CFS.
Centers for Disease Control and Preventionwebsite. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/ .
Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Association of Americawebsite. Available at: http://www.cfids.org/ .
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Prins JB, van der Meer JW, Bleijenberg G. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Lancet. 2006;367:346-355.
- Reviewer: Marcin Chwistek, MD
- Review Date: 12/2014
- Update Date: 12/20/2014
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