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17 'Harmless' Comments That Hurt People With Chronic Fatigue

Tuesday 21 May 2019


From The Mighty:


17 'Harmless' Comments That Hurt People With Chronic Fatigue

17 'Harmless' Comments That Hurt People With Chronic Fatigue

By Veronica Vivona
May 19, 2019
© 2019 Mighty Proud Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

If your chronic illness causes you to have chronic fatigue, you might sometimes find it difficult to be heard and understood by others. You might mention your chronic fatigue to a friend or family member, only for them to respond back by saying, “I’m tired a lot like you too.” Or if you tell someone about what’s going on, they might suggest a lifestyle change that’s meant to help you, but comes off as a quick judgement instead.

Chronic fatigue is the feeling of constant tiredness and exhaustion that’s often debilitating. It can be a common symptom of a variety of chronic illnesses, including fibromyalgia and lupus. Chronic fatigue is not to be confused though with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis. Though it has a similar name, chronic fatigue syndrome is a chronic illness with its own variety of symptoms while chronic fatigue can occur as part of a number of chronic illnesses.

A lot of the time, well-meaning friends and family members don’t even realize their comments about chronic fatigue can come off as harsh rather than kind. That’s why we asked our Mighty community what “harmless” comments actually hurt people who live with chronic fatigue. While the loved ones in your life might think they are helping or just offering insight, the small comments they make can have a negative impact. Hopefully this list can offer your loved ones some insight on how their words can affect someone who has chronic fatigue.


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