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16 Things You Should Never Say To Someone With A Chronic Illness


Ive been suffering with chronic illnesses for over 5 years now and I have heard some really stupid and ignorant things in that time. I had to share them so that everyone can think twice before you say something to someone with a chronic illness.



1. "Have you tried yoga?"

2. "You need to go to bed earlier"

3. "You're just depressed"

4. "You need to get a job, thats your problem!" Umm WTF?!

5. "Have you been to the doctors?"

6. "Take some paracetamol"

7. "Do you take vitamins?"

8. "Yeah, Im tired too"

9. "You're so lucky you don't have to work"

10. "I wish I could have a lie-in every morning"

11. "But you don't look ill"

12. "But you were well enough to go out yesterday"

13. "I read that *insert stupid remedy here* cures your illness"

14. "My aunties cousins step brothers next door neighbour has the same thing"

15. "At least its not cancer"

16. "Stop complaining. It could be worse"


Whats the stupidest thing someone has said to you before about having a chronic illness? And whats one thing people say that drive you crazy?


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