By: Katie Medlock in CARE2.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is one of those disorders that many people may joke about having, but the reality for actual sufferers is no joke at all. Because the main symptom, fatigue, is something that everyday folks experience every now and then, they don’t necessarily understand that those with a diagnosis experience much more severe and long-lasting bouts of fatigue, coupled with headaches, aches, flu-like symptoms, concentration issues and even enlarged lymph nodes.
Because the disorder is so misunderstood, sometimes people say things to sufferers that are downright insensitive or inaccurate. Here are some comments that are unhelpful and should be avoided when talking with people with chronic fatigue.
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