Chronic fatigue can be a symptom of a wide variety of chronic and mental illnesses, and is different than chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis – a disease with its own particular set of symptoms. Chronic fatigue may involve feeling sleepy, but the weariness and exhaustion is generally more severe and debilitating than the tiredness a healthy person may feel after not getting enough sleep one night.
Living with chronic fatigue can be challenging both physically and emotionally, and can affect a person’s ability to do everyday tasks – even activities most people don’t give a second thought to, like taking a shower or even just standing up. But sometimes, humor can be a powerful coping mechanism for dealing with the struggles of always being fatigued. If laughter helps you cope, you may enjoy the following memes.
Paige is the Associate Chronic Illness Editor of The Mighty. She lives with an autoimmune disease and other chronic health issues, and is passionate about helping others share their health journeys and connect with one another.