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How do you explain chronic illness to friends?
Hi, my names Alice I'm 21, I was diagnosed with fibromialgia last year and under investigation for other syndromes. I was wondering if anyone had any good experiences of explaining their invisible illness when they first meet someone. I have been trying to not bring it up unless it's relevant to what we're talking about or if I have to cancel plans. People don't seem to want to be friends with the girl who says she's in constant pain and flakes on plans. I don't think people believe me. Having lived with my brother the last few months and him seeing how I live day to day, he understands better, but when people just see the you on a good day when you're able to be out i don't think they believe how much it fluctuates. Anyone got a good experience in telling someone about their chronic illness?