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How To Navigate College With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Wednesday 18 September 2019


From ProHealth:


Tired college student

How To Navigate College With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

9 Strategies to help you cope with college when you have ME/CFS

By Rachel Horton
September 12, 2019
Copyright © 2019 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved.

I entered college in the fall of 2010, after having ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome) for about two years. I threw myself into difficult classes, signed up for extracurriculars, and did my best to live like a normal college student, despite my ME/CFS symptoms. The strategy worked for a few weeks, until I could no longer run on adrenaline. I found myself floundering mid-semester, trying to balance an intense class schedule while managing a chronic illness.

By the second semester, I realized my strategy of not telling my professors about my serious health problems and then scrambling to catch up on material when I started missing classes was a serious mistake. I eventually learned how to balance school and still keep up with my ME/CFS treatments, and the rest of my college experience was dramatically different. You don’t have to compromise your health in pursuit of academic success.


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