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  1. Great blog and very honest – i think the more people hear about it and understand how difficult it might be the better. Great

  2. I love this post!! It’s amazing how different you can feel by just brushing your hair, getting out of your PJs and applying a little make up. All big big steps for someone with ME.

    • Thanks for reading and your lovely comment. Yeah, it’s amazing how little steps in the morning can boost self-perception and positivity.

  3. Thanks for sharing, I also have ME/CFS and can relate. I hope your path to recovery is short and easy. Please check out my blog where I talk in depth about my experiences of the illness and how I am trying to cure myself. xx

  4. Hey, I also have ME/CFS and love my makeup! I’ve been suffering the last 4 years and only got diagnosed this January. Makeup has been my mask for many years covering my depression and anxiety, and now it hides the pain and exhaustion of ME/CFS. Do you find that people often don’t think you are ill because you take pride in your appearance? I’ve had plenty of comments on how I cant be so tired if I have managed to put makeup on etc. What they don’t see is me having to have several rests whilst getting ready over a couple of hours!

    • Hi thanks for stopping by! I definitely feel makeup is bit of a mask, but it also gets me into a routine of getting ready for the day, pushing me to leave the house. It also makes me feel more confident and positive, which I personally believe is key for my fatigue being more manageable. Hilariously, yes people do think I can’t be tired even when underneath I’m running on empty, the Drs think I look much better since I started to wear makeup to appointments! With or without makeup on people question me. With this condition we will always be questioned over it, as it is an “invisible illness”. I find some people don’t understand disabilities if it isn’t staring them right in their face! 😛 I know it can be frustrating, just do whatever makes you feel happy in yourself whether that be with or without makeup on. 🙂 x

  5. Yes sadly we will always be questioned. It doesn’t bother me so much anymore. At first I was embarrassed and really took it to heart, but now I just try to educate people on it if they question me. And if they still don’t understand, then so be it! I will always wear my makeup with pride, quite often its the biggest achievement of the day and its definitely a confidence boost. Thanks for replying, I look forward to following your blog 🙂

    • I was embarrassed as well, think some people just can’t understand as they can’t imagine life how people with the condition experience everyday things. No thank you, I love knowing my blog is reaching out to real people. I’ve never met anyone in person with this condition so sometimes I feel a bit lonely! 🙂

      • I’ve only met 2 other people with it, and they were actually teenagers through work [I’m a children’s nurse – at least trying to be!] I’m trying to pluck up the courage to go to a meet in my area to meet fellow ME/CFSers soon. Where in the world are you? Im Yorkshire in the UK.


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