One of my imperfections is a condition I have suffered from for half my life — myalgic encephalomyelitis ME or chronic fatigue syndrome. This orthostatic upright intolerance may manifest as increased fatigue, weakness, naurea, abdominal pain, poor concentration, nervousness, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, headache, tremulousness, palpitations, and even faintness. I know the foods I have to eat, the exercise I have to do.
Most people with CFS experience cognitive difficulties, often called "brain fog. The prognosis is probably somewhat better in younger patients. Join Us Log In. The friends I have now are the friends who will pick me up off the floor on the bad days and drink wine with me on the good days. Opening up to them and sharing my experience has been one of the biggest challenges I have ever faced. I know the foods I have to eat, the exercise I have to do.