Sadly, chronic fatigue syndrome doesn’t seem to be recognized as being as disabling as it actually is. As someone who suffers from fibromyalgia, I can sympathize. You will definitely begin to find out who your real friends are. Do you belong to any support groups or online forums for chronic illness?
I am unable to actually go to any support groups in person without help so no, and I haven't found any online that look to be able to help me. CFS is a newly recognised illness in many ways, and with it not being a visible illness it isn't as understood or as well known as it should be.
Someone to talk to, a place for other to talk, and advice people can offer whether related to my illness or relationships. There isn't much out there for CFS/ME suffers, and I'm sure the same could be said for other chronic illnesses. I wanted to make a place for people to talk, about whatever they need to. For me, it is simply support and understanding, for others it may be something more.