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Don’t add to the exhaustion of a chronic illness sufferer

It is a known fact that anyone struggling with an illness has less energy than everyone else. It’s doubly so, when you are struggling with an incurable chronic illness. That’s when you learn the true meaning of exhaustion.

exhaustion - chronic illnessThe energy of people with chronic illnesses ends quickly and rest can not recover that energy. Fatigue is typical of her or his life.

If you share a space with someone with fibromyalgia or any other chronic illness, please avoid generating more work and stress, share the tasks.

Do not make them feel worse by saying that it could be worse. They already know that some people have it much worse. It doesn’t mean that what we are living with isn’t difficult.

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