Tuesday, December 20, 2011

40 Things NOT to say to a Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Sufferer

"With friends like you, who needs chronic pain?"
“It’s all in your head.”
“You don’t look sick.”
“Aren’t you feeling better yet?”
“When are you going to lose the cane, already?”
“Come on, it can’t hurt that bad.”
“Are you sure you’re not just doing this for the attention?”
“I’d be sick too, if I saw doctors as much as you do.”
“Just give me a yell if you need something-anything, you hear!”
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"Fibromyalgia is the new arthritis."
“I get tired too…I guess I also have fibromyalgia.”
“I twisted my ankle had to spend the entire weekend in bed, so I totally know how you feel.”
“I used to have chronic fatigue, too. I just started exercising, and now I feel much better."
“My back is killing me (loudly)! I think I’ll just take a few Tylenols and call it day.”
“My friend has fibromyalgia, but she doesn’t have it as bad as you do.”
“My friend has fibromyalgia, but she has it much worse than you do.”
“I’ve heard that Fibromyalgia is just a diagnosis they give when there’s really nothing wrong.”
“My doctor says that fibromyalgia isn’t even a real disease.”
"Doctor, doctor."
“We all get more aches and pains as we get older.”
“Well, in another ten years from now, you’ll have arthritis”
“Now is the best time to have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome.”
“You’re much too young to be in this kind of pain.”
"Count your blessings!"
“You’re so lucky- I wish I had a handicapped parking sticker!”
“You’re so lucky- I wish I could just stay at home all day and watch TV!”
“You’re so lucky- at least you’re not paraplegic!”
“You’re so lucky- at least fibromyalgia is not fatal!”
“You’re so lucky- you’re able to pretend like nothing’s wrong!”
"Should’a, would’a, could’a…"
“It’s probably just stress - you should learn how to relax.”
“You’re just depressed. You should take antidepressants.”
“You should get out more, get some exercise.”
“You should eat healthier.”
“You should try to lose weight.”
“You should get a job, or a hobby.”
“You should look up your symptoms on Google.”
“You should get more sleep.”
“You shouldn’t let your kids hear you complaining all the time.”
"Papa, don’t preach…"
“When I was your age, I didn’t have the luxury of being sick.”
“If you really wanted to get better, you’d …”
“Your lack of faith is keeping you disabled. Have you tried praying harder?”
“You must still have sin in your life.”
“You’re turning into a pill junkie.”
“I don’t know what kind of cocktail the doctors have you on, but you need to get off all that stuff and go natural.” 

The original article can be found at: Fibro News

My personal favorite is: "Don't they have a pill for that? I saw it on a TV commercial."

If you have Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I hope this is a bright spot in one of your painful days. We of all people need a good laugh every now and then.

If you don't have these syndromes, but you know someone who does...get educated. You can start by reading my page Fibromyalgia Info. You'll then understand why some of Dr. Kevorkian's patients had fibromyalgia. If you don't know who he is, well he was famous for assisting those patients in committing suicide.

May God bless you today over and above what you are able to receive! 

Much Love, 

The Princess Warrior

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