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Hey all. I forgot my password on here and was much too lazy to change it until now lol. So, as many of you know on here, we all dont know if I have CFS. I have the typical symptoms (extreme fatigue all day, headache every day, general off-feeling) BUT **NO post exertional malaise** which is why I am skeptical. Well, besides the point, I am off to college in about 5 months and was wondering if anyone has any good coping mechanisms for when I am there! I go to school full time as a senior now. I would be categorized under the MILD CFS sufferers I believe. I have slowly gotten better since June, with ups and downs, but ultimately better.
Please dont tell me "dont go to college youre not gonna be able to handle with CFS"...I have managed school all year keeping my grades higher than ever.
Also, I have not quit alcohol even with CFS, it doesnt really hurt me to be honest. However, Marijuana makes me feel like utter sh*t.
Honestly, I am just very worried about my roomate in college because I go to bed during the week early to rest up from the fatigue and I am not sure how to bring up to my future roomate that I have an illness because I hate hate hate talking about it (only 3 of my friends know).
Oh yeah, QUESTION: Do people FULLY recover from this illness or will it stay with you forever, like even a little bit? I have no trouble walking around, working out, going out, the only thing that stops me is how crazy tired I am, but physically, my muscles dont hinder me, im just so exhausted.
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People with these sorts of problems as teenagers have a much better prognosis than those who get them older, and especially if symptoms are mild. I think that sure that some fully recover, and many substantially improve. It's very difficult to predict anything when no-one knows what it causing your symptoms, but you do not need to assume you will not improve.
Would you be able to get a solo room at college? Could you mention your health problems? Maybe they'd put you in with someone else who needs a lot of rest?
It's possible to get a single room, something I may look into. Then again, company also makes me feel good because I don't think about how tired I am. But I will look into the roomate process and see if anyone else shares a need for sleep!
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