Story: "Why am I tired all the time?"

Me, to GP: "Why am I tired all the time?"
Doctors #1-5: "Go to bed earlier."
Doctors # 6-8: "We've done blood tests, can't find anything. Get more sleep."
Doctor # 9: "Pull yourself together."
Doctors #10-13: "Go to bed earlier."
Doctors #14: "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I'll refer you to counselling."
Doctor #15 (after relocation): "CFS doesn't exist. I'm not going to offer you any treatment for your tiredness." 

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Five Reasons Fatigue Isn't Like Normal Tiredness (Proving Most People Don't Get It)

When you’re dealing with a chronic illness, there are a lot of things non-sick people say that annoy you. Things such as, “Aren’t you better yet?” Of course not. This is a chronic illness, not a you-have-it-for-a-week-and-then-it’s-over-with illness. You don’t say that, though. You smile and say, “unfortunately not.” Or friends and family might make a comment about how you’ve taken a lot of time off work lately, as if it was your life plan to become disabled. Or they might mention that you don’t go out much anymore…because clearly you prefer to stay in laid up in bed.

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