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19 Metaphors That Explain What Chronic Fatigue Feels Like

Wednesday 25 July 2018

 

From The Mighty:

 

19 Metaphors
 

19 Metaphors That Explain What Chronic Fatigue Feels Like

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July 23, 2018
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Out of all the symptoms people with various chronic illnesses experience, the one that seems to get misunderstood the most is chronic fatigue. Everyone, chronically ill or not, knows what it’s like to feel tired, or even sore after a workout, so oftentimes when you talk about your chronic fatigue, you’ll get responses like, “Oh, I was so tired last week, too,” or “I know what you mean — I am always fatigued on Monday mornings.” But chronic fatigue is different than the average healthy person’s “tired.” (It’s also different than myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, a separate illness with its own set of symptoms). Unlike being tired, chronic fatigue doesn’t go away with a good night’s sleep.

It’s hard for people who have never experienced chronic fatigue to understand exactly what it feels like and how it differs from the tiredness they feel. So we asked our Mighty community to share a metaphor that explains what chronic fatigue feels like for them. Perhaps these metaphors will help you explain to others what chronic fatigue feels like. At the very least, hopefully the responses will help you feel less alone in your own experience with chronic fatigue.

Here’s what our Mighty community shared with us:

 

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