The biggest problem with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is it's name. It really trivializes the illness. If only it was just about being tired all of the time. It was originally known as myalgic encephalomyelitis here in the UK and is a recognised neurological disorder. But then the CDC investigated a outbreak in the US and came up with this awful name.
I've had it for over eight years now and have been unable to work. Alongside the fatigue I have a spastic gait, involuntary movements, cognitive problems, speech difficulties and a number of other symptoms. Fatigue is only one of them. All of my symptoms worsen with very little activity.