I've recently become a student and I've had quite a difficult time adjusting. Thankfully my university has been quite accommodating and my course is incredibly interesting and engaging. I'm not entirely convinced that I'll make it to the end of the course, but I'm going to give it a good go!
As you can imagine , I've met numerous new people over the past couple of months. There have been times where I've felt too unwell to carry on and have had to go home early. I also have problems walking and I feel that this is probably quite visible to others. Socialising during evenings and weekends is also currently unrealistic. My problem is that I'm finding it incredibly hard to verbalise this- how do I explain these difficulties to others? saying 'I have ME' often isn't enough, people just don't understand. I want to spread awareness but I'm afraid of exposing myself to people I don't know very well.
How do you explain your ME to others? would you only tell close friends, or be open to telling people you don't know so well?
Many thanks for your time,