Posted 7/6/2012 10:25 AM (GMT -7)
I'm not sure if this topic has come up before, so I apologize if it is a duplicate. I am 30 years old and am single. I have had CFS for over a year and was diagnosed just a few months ago after ruling out everything else.
I have a couple of bad flare ups per year that usually put me in bed for a couple weeks or more. In between those, I have to be really careful to get sleep, eat healthy, and listen to my body. I am tired most days, but I'm learning to tolerate and manage it. Some days I have to go to bed right after work and others I do okay until 8 or 9pm.
I've been dating someone for a couple of months and have not told him about my CFS. I have cancelled a couple of dates and made an excuse because I wasn't feeling well, but I know at some point I need to explain everything to him.
Are any of you out there having the same dilemma? How did you handle it? How did you bring it up?
I'm fine if someone isn't interested because I have CFS...I realize that might be a reality depending on the person. On the other hand, I want to be honest when I don't feel well and find someone that understands that if I can just sleep for a few hours, I'd feel a little better and could go out to dinner, etc.
Anyway, if any of you have some suggestions on navigating the dating world with CFS, I'd love your feedback.