So I'm going to tell you my story of M.E/CFS, here goes :)
I was first diagnosed with M.E when I was 8 (early year 3) and I started getting the symptoms when I was about 7 (mid to late year 2).
The first symptoms I got were, Stomach pains, lag and arm ace, headaches, fatigue and a few others. Whiten a few months after being diagnosed I got wheelchair bound and stopped going into school. I lost alot of friends, I went from being quite popular to very isolated. I missed most of year 3 and alot of year 4, then I started having home tuition.
I started getting back into school about late year 5 and then managed to walk using crutches, then started to walk properly a couple of months later, that was a huge achievement for me and my family were so pleased.
By the end of year 6 I was in school quite alot of the time and walking all the time. Then when I went into secondary school (year 7) they pushed me to go in full time for two weeks, in them two weeks I made new friends and felt reasonably normal for once. However that didn't last for long, I ended up having a big relapse and went back to having tuition.
Now I'm currently in year 8 and still having tuition, I haven't been in school at all for year 8. I see my friends occasionally, but still wish I could go into school full time and be healthy.
Thank you for reading