I had a bad night, I cried after someone told me all of my problems are just depression and I just need to get out and think positive.
Maybe this is just a rant/venting thread, but I hoped maybe we could spin it positively. What are things you’ve heard that no one should say to someone struggling with chronic illness, and what do you wish they said instead?
– I’ve recently been ill with a respiratory virus, gut side effects and profound fatigue from steroid adjustments. A friend said this is just depression and I need to go see a psychiatrist and get out more. Um no, I can’t go out with a hr of 120, feeling dizzy when I stand up, shaking chills, low peak flows, o2 sats that drop when I walk and nausea. What I wish people said instead: I’ve heard you’ve been struggling recently, how can I help?