9 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone With a Chronic Illness

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It’s no surprise that sometimes people say things they don’t want to–or mean to. Especially when they’re talking to someone with a disease sucha as multiple sclerosis (MS), that is not fully understood by those who don’t live with it. MS is a chronic illness, and chronic illnesses affect around 133 million Americans.

To help you learn more about what you shouldn’t say to chronically ill people, we’ve put together this list of nine things you should never say (source: healthline.com):

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Sometimes people who live with chronic illnesses that have very few external signs are not believed. If people can’t see your disease, they often don’t think you have a disease–and that’s just not true. MS has several symptoms that can be most of the time invisible for those who don’t know them.

So no, it’s not just in your head and you’re not overreacting. Your chronic illness may be an invisible one, but it’s just as real as any other health condition.

Did you know that there are some less common signs of MS you might not know about? Check this list with eight of them.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.
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