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My partner has CFS - I have read alot about this illness and my partner goes to great lengths to answer any questions - He is currently being prescribed equasym by his doctor which is having a positive effect on his health however he is now considering the modified release tablets.
I am very supportive and understanding of his illness - the problem I am having is the stigma and negative views of other people - My friend after speaking to her sister who is a nurse who in her opinion advises that CFS does not exist (not a view I hold) and that it is a form of mental illness, all sufferers are nutters and that I should avoid a relationship with this person at all costs. I have spoken to my partner who showed me various international website to confirm the validity of this illness. Can you please advise with regards to the comments i have heard with regards to mental illness. i see no indication of this from my partner however I would be grateful for any advice you could give me.


Answered by : pravarpassi on Thu, 18 Mar 2010

If your partner is improving with medications then there is little to worry about.

Some form of physical exercise must be included in the daily routine. Reduction of alcohol and caffeine intake helps.

Spending time outdoors in the natural light helps.

Most people with CFS do extremely well.


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I am a Neurologist at Indore. I was trained at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
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