I am really glad you reached out to this community that understands. I really hope you have support from family and friends as well. While I hope our community chimes in with their personal experiences, I wanted to share this article from one of our advocates who hid her pain for years. I hope this helps you feel not alone. We are here for you.
Jill, Team Member
Yes I have an academy award-winning acting that I have to put on every day that's very exhausting.
No one at all ever believes and you get peanut gallery comments saying that you're faking It or that you're a hypochondriac or they'll say yeah I'm exhausted too.
It's very depressing.. also leaves you full of guilt and anxiousness when you're having to lay on the couch to recuperate when you have a million things to do and no one to help you.
Prayers for strength for All. JDay FL
@CommunityMember513, ughh I can hear how exhausting and upsetting this is for you!! Sending you a very gentle hug. Please reach out when ever you need, we are here for you. Jill, Team Member
I wanted to let you know that I shared your question with our community members on Twitter. There were quite a few people that could really relate to your question. If you're interested, you can view their responses here: https://twitter.com/PsA_HU/status/1370439698150137858.
Please know you're not alone!
Minel (Team Member)
sonnj, I feel the exact same way as you. When I am unable to work I feel like I am lazy, and now, when I get together with friends, I am always the one leaving first.