By Rachel Kassulke in The Mighty.
Being another one of those “invisible” symptoms, chronic fatigue is a tricky little thing to explain and an (almost) impossible feeling for the healthy and energetic to comprehend. I’ve tried to explain how it ‘feels’ here, but much like trying to decipher the difference between pain and chronic pain, trying to explain the difference between tiredness and chronic fatigue is ordinarily not worth the hassle.
If you take the name “chronic fatigue,” it literally means being tired for a very long time. I’m not talking a post-weekend bender sort of tired, I’m talking months or even years of overwhelming exhaustion that sucks every last drop of energy from the person, rendering them virtually unable to carry on with a normal day-to-day life.
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