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10 Social Media Posts About Illness This Week That Will Make You Laugh

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Life with a chronic condition usually isn’t all — or ever — fun in games. Just managing your symptoms or treatment routine is a full-time job on its own. Not to mention navigating relationships with people who don’t quite get it or worse, a doctor who isn’t sure what to do.

But when you’re dragging through your last bit of energy or scratching your head in a cloud of brain fog, sometimes the only thing you can do is laugh. That’s why we’re introducing a new weekly roundup of funny and relatable social media posts from fellow warriors from around the web.

Laughter *isn’t* the best medicine — and yes we HAVE thought about exercise or trying that new supplement, thank you very much! Yet sometimes a humorous moment from others who are going through it just like us can make the journey a little more manageable.

Here are 10 tweets we found this week that might just make you LOL:

1. When all you can do is say ‘screw it.’

2. When the lyrics to your favorite song just… fit.

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Adulting remix ft. my pillow @mybestiesays

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3. When the lyrics to your favorite holiday song fit.


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This meme has exploded all over my social media platform. I love it! #laughinglundi #mememonday #accessibility #photodescription [“On thé 12 days of Christmas my chronic illness gave to me: 12 docs not helping, 11 meds not working, 10 symptoms treating, 9 pain level screaming, 8 folks disbelieving, 7 nights not sleeping, 6 spoonie friends laughing, 5 “have you tried yogaaaaaaaaaas,” 4 pets are helping, 3 Netflix series, 2 heating pads, and another thousand medical feeeeeeeeees!”] #12daysofchristmas #chronicillnesshumor #comics #dontforgettolaugh #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicpainwarrior #chronicillness #chronicpain #ehlersdanlossyndrome #zebrastrong #dysautonomia #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #mastcellactivationsyndrome #spoonie #chronicallyextraordinary

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4. That time a dying battery ad got it right.

5. That time you wished you tried another recipe.

Write a recipe inspired by your health condition #DistractMe

6. When hospitals use ‘new math.’

Posted by Never in your Wildest Memes on Monday, December 9, 2019

7. When brain fog sets in.

8. When you can’t get the temperature right.

9. When you’re frustrated with your doctor.

10. When someone finally ‘sees’ your invisible illness.

Posted by Finding Joy in the Midst of Chronic Pain on Saturday, December 7, 2019

See a funny social media post you’d like us to feature? Tag us or send an email to and we may feature it in next week’s roundup!

Header image via dysautonomeme/Instagram

Originally published: December 20, 2019
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