Is chronic fatigue syndrome classed as a disability?
In this leaflet we examine illness severity, explain how Myalgic Encephalopathy/ Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is officially recognised as a disability, and provide a useful disability rating scale.
How do you prove chronic fatigue syndrome?
There’s no single test to confirm a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. Symptoms can mimic those of many other health problems, including: Sleep disorders. Chronic fatigue can be caused by sleep disorders.
Is CFS covered by the disability Discrimination Act?
As CFS/ME is a longer-term fluctuating condition it is likely you are protected by the Equality Act 2010 which was built upon the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 which includes ‘reasonable adjustment’ to enable to continue to engage in your work as effectively as possible.
What jobs can you do with CFS?
Best jobs for chronic fatigue syndrome
- Copywriter. A copywriter writes articles, blogs, website content and other texts for marketing purposes.
- Transcriber. A transcriptionist listens to audio recordings and writes them into a report.
- Data entry.
- Pet groomer.
- Customer support.
- Virtual assistant.
How do you deal with chronic fatigue at work?
Tips for people with chronic fatigue
- Pace yourself carefully, particularly when feeling well.
- Resist extra commitments.
- Never make long term decisions about work when unwell.
- Keep an intermittent diary—record the slow improvement.
- Streamline your home life.
- Readjust your timescales—six months is not long.
Can I work with CFS me?
Those who are minimally affected by CFS or fibromyalgia may be able to continue working full-time, accommodating to their illness by resting on weekends or reducing their social life. On the other end, some people are so severely ill that they cannot work at all.
Can you have a job with chronic fatigue?
Can you work with chronic fatigue? Although everyone’s situation is different, many people with chronic fatigue syndrome are able to work. Flexible workplaces and alternative scheduling can help people with chronic fatigue find a solution that works for them to manage their symptoms day to day.
Can I work with me CFS?
If you are still working it is a good idea to try to stay at work – provided you are able to cope with the hours and tasks involved and this does not aggravate your symptoms. You should discuss how you feel with your general practitioner or occupational health adviser and follow their advice.