CFS patients typically have a difficult time fullfilling basic responsibilities in the home, and usually cannot work full-time. There is no cure yet, no prescription drugs have been developed specifically for CFS, and symptoms vary considerably over time.
A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from a friend who has ME/CFS. He included this humorous question and answer exchange: Q: Which is worse – fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome? A: Whichever one you have. Of course, I laughed. But since I've been diagnosed with both, it also caused me to start thinking about which was…