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Information for teenagers

Some advice for teenagers from a teenager with ME/CFS (A. W., 2015):

  • Learn to pace yourself. Try to listen to your body and figure out if there are indications when you do too much and are going to have a relapse. It is very easy to overdo when you feel better.
  • Don’t hate yourself if you miss a day of school. Physically getting to school and sitting in a classroom is exhausting when you have ME/CFS. Attending school every day may not be the highest priority.
  • People can be jerks about this illness, but that is just because they don’t understand. Don’t take it personally.