17 Things People With Chronic Illness Mean When They Say ‘I’m Tired’

Fatigue

By Erin Migdol in The Mighty.

 

Everyone has said “I’m tired” at one point or another. But those deceptively simple words can have so many meanings. Without knowing the extent of the exhaustion someone with chronic illness is feeling when they say they’re tired, people may think your “tiredness” can be cured by a nap or early night, like theirs, not understanding the support you really need in that moment.

So we asked our Mighty community with chronic illness to reveal what they might actually mean when they say, “I’m tired.” It’s important for the people in your life to understand the challenges you’re dealing with and the empathy and kindness that can help you get through them.

Here’s what our community told us:

 

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