are ‘invisible’ illnesses. You
may not be in a wheelchair, or have a visible
indication that suggests that you really
because people can’t ‘see’
your disability, many people can’t
even refuse to ackowledge that you
are indeed suffering from a very
real and serious condition.
many ME/CFS and FMS sufferers face scepticism,
intolerance, and resentment from
friends and family because of this.
be lucky if you didn’t experience
it in some shape or form during the course
of your illness.
with any illness can strengthen
the inner resources and lead sufferers
to be less dependent on the opinions
and approval of others.”
Anne MacIntyre, ‘M.E.’,
negative reactions from those you would
have hoped would have understood can have
a real negative impact on your morale.
problems with family and friends can be
a real contributing factor to your depression
as a CFS or FMS sufferer.
much of the intolerance, resentment and
scepticism are borne out of ignorance.
...they can’t see your disability,
so it's harder for outsiders to understand.
you know how your body feels. So
it’s up to you to help them
sitting them down and explaining to them
what it’s like to suffer from CFS/FMS.
you'll be able to
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