news about CFS is that it rarely gets worse over time. In some people, it goes
away in 1 or 2 years. Others have periods of relatively good health followed by
periods of severe symptoms and great difficulty. Relapses are not unusual.
Continue to see your doctor periodically to monitor changes in your
What to think about
Although the cause of
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is not well understood,
the fatigue is real and can make day-to-day activities difficult. As you work
toward regaining your strength and energy, don't go too fast. Aim for a gradual
return to your previous level of activity.