These are not my words but they ring true for me and many who have this invisible illness.
“I suffer from SARCOIDOSIS:
I may completely freak out if I hear one more person say:
- But you don’t look sick
- Everybody gets tired
- You’re just getting older
- If you just get out there more
- If you’d just get out and exercise
I have SARCOIDOSIS not a case of INDIGESTION”
Please think before you give advice to someone about their chronic condition, especially if you’ve not walked in their shoe because you’ll only make yourself look ignorant and you’ll likely alienate the person to whom you are “advising”.