I had an encounter this past week with yet another person who does not understand the realities of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. This person (who is not in anyway, shape or form a medical expert) tried to tell me that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia are not diseases, but a “group of symptoms” that come from poor nutrition and not taking care of one’s self. Now I believe that poor nutrition, lack of exercise, etc. is not good for anyone but these do not CAUSE Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia.
This person went on to say that “mental garbage” and “dwelling on the past” causes these problems also. What?
Of course, I had to set this person straight and let them know the FACTS. I’m not sure if it did any good but at least I know I did my part.
Don’t stand for someone telling you that what you are feeling and going through physically every day is not real. Defend yourself and your illness!