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CFS/CFIDS: 10 Things People Misunderstand About This Fatigue

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  1. This Fatigue is not the same as tired.
  2. This Fatigue is not the same as lack of energy.
  3. This Fatigue is not the same as sleepy.
  4. This Fatigue is not the same as depressed.
  5. This Fatigue is not the same as exhausted.
  6. This Fatigue is not the same as lethargic.
  7. This Fatigue is not the same as unmotivated.
  8. This Fatigue is not the same as … fatigued.
  9. This Fatigue does not pass after a few days’ rest.
  10. This Fatigue is the stuff of night terrors where you’re trying to wake up and save yourself, but you can’t.

[Read the full post here.]

I’m not tired, I’m ill. I have a disabling illness that affects many of my body’s systems. Alongside the debilitating fatigue I have various physical symptoms including chronic pain and extreme susceptibility to illness and infection and neurological ailments that include cognitive difficulties. And right now, there’s no cure.

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Written by tldegray

September 21, 2010 at 8:53 pm

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