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17 Stories to Read About Living With ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia

May 12 is ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. These are some of our favorite stories describing what it’s like to live with these diagnoses.

ME/CFS

  1. 16 Creative Descriptions of What Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Actually Feels Like from the Mighty community
  2. This Comic Nails the Difference Between Chronic Fatigue and Just Being ‘Tired’ by Laura Chamberlain
  3. 24 Signs You’re Not ‘Just Tired,’ You Have Chronic Fatigue from the Mighty community
  4. What I Actually Mean When I Say I’m ‘Tired’ by Sarah Scarisbrick-Rowe
  5. To the Chronically Ill Mother Who’s Afraid She’s Not ‘World’s Best Mom’ by Brittney Rogers
  6. The Difference Between Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Siobhan Simper
  7. 19 Things People With ME/CFS Wish Others Understood from the Mighty community
  8. 16 Photos That Show What ME/CFS Really Looks Like from the Mighty community
  9. The Challenge of Explaining How I Feel as Someone With CFS/ME by Emma England

Fibromyalgia

  1. 16 Creative Descriptions of What Fibromyalgia Actually Feels Like
  2. 22 Signs You Grew Up With Fibromyalgia from the Mighty community
  3. 16 Photos That Show How Fibromyalgia Can Affect Your Skin from the Mighty community
  4. 44 Memes That Nail What It’s Like to Have Fibromyalgia from the Mighty community and partner organizations
  5. 13 Little-Known Symptoms of Fibromyalgia — as Shown in Photos from the Mighty community
  6. A Typical 24 Hours With Fibromyalgia by Kira McCarthy
  7. 25 ‘Habits’ of People With Fibromyalgia from the Mighty community
  8. 16 Things to Stop Doing If You Have Fibromyalgia by Julie Ryan

 

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