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KnotTheEndoTheWhirl

371d

Endo+Fatigue: do you find empathy/sympathy? I was relieved when I heard fatigue was a common symptom because it was an explanation, and not just that I was lazy or that the fatigue was exaggerated or in my head. But while I feel my family/partner/friends get and sympathize with my pain symptoms since my diagnosis and have been super supportive in many ways, I don’t feel the same with fatigue — like it doesn’t connect back to the diagnosis for them and I still just get “but why are you so tired all the time” responses… Anyone else feel this way? Anything help others to “get” it?

    • 100Percent_K

      371d

      To be honest I think a lot of folks think the fatigue is something they can personally relate to, but they don’t realize chronic fatigue and being tired are completely different. Look up the spoon theory, I found it really helpful with my partner

    • grimbles

      371d

      Yeah I hear you hun.. my fatigue levels are all over the place at the mo ... im always tired and sleep loads . Tell them it's part of the endo .. people still know so little about the impact of endo and its so frustrating . Hugs

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