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Chronically Ill and living during the 2020 Global Health Pandemic

A common symptom of many chronic illnesses is fatigue.

Many individuals who live with chronic illnesses have an idea of when the said illness is disrupting their lives more than usual.

A shared experience among many individuals who live with chronic illnesses is being silenced or at least told they are overreacting.

Many individuals who live with chronic illnesses during the global health pandemic are unsure if the symptoms they experience are the illnesses which take up occupancy in their bodies or this new virus.

A shared experience among many individuals who live with chronic illnesses is having their experiences belittled – if it does not line up with the research.

How do you know when there’s more happening than the chronic illness you’ve in essence grown accustom to? And when you realize that there is more happening in your body, will you be heard? Will you be dismissed as the sick person who thinks they know better than the professional?

A common symptom of most chronic illnesses is fatigue.