by Mike Turris on Saturday, January 29, 2011:
Since I posted an article written by Jolene Cargill about “Parents of sick children living in fear” on January 23rd, I’ve received many mails concerning this issue. I would like to summarize all the information and questions I’ve received.
a) Parents who have been diagnosed with ME/CFS are worried about the possibilities their children can have of inheriting the illness or at least the genetic predisposition to have it in the future.
b) Every time their children get ill, parents go into a “state of panic” until they see that their children recover.
c) When they realize that their child has not recovered completely, they see ME/CFS signs in their child every day.
Be aware that a common complaint of teenagers is “being tired”. If your child is an adolescent, remember that normal hormonal alterations in adolescents might result in “fatigue”. All the body energy goes into growing concerns and in having a lot of fun with their friends. So, if during the day they lie on a sofa watching TV or playing with their Play Station but in the evenings they can go out with their friends and dance till very late, don’t worry. They are absolutely fine.
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See also :A Case Deﬁnition for Children with ME/CFS