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chronic fatigue syndrome

After learning that travelling on the London underground exposes commuters to high levels of toxic air particles, no one
The condition has been linked to abnormal immune system cells.
I’m tired. Tired of explaining to friends that their desire to take a nap is not equivalent to debilitating fatigue. Tired of endless blood tests and waiting lists. Tired of jaded university doctors dismissing multiple referrals. Tired of being told that my symptoms are all in my head. Exhausted. Shattered. Spent.
I could have followed my psychologist's advice. I could have become a lesser version of myself. A less real, less honest, less feeling, less bleeding version of myself. But if I had done that, I would've taken the essence of who I am and traded it for a cheap imitation.