ME, Myself and I: It’s Not a Competition

This is something I’ve noticed over the past ten years and it’s not having a go at people and may end up slightly ranty because it’s one of the reasons I ended up moving away from the ME message boards and the community in general for a while. Sorry in advance if it does.

One thing I’ve noticed in the ME/CFS community, or at least the ones I’ve been a part of, is that there always seem to be some people who see it as a competition; who’s the most ill. I don’t mean people who post about how bad they feel as I think that this is an important part of the community; being able to support each other through the good and the bad as people outside of it do not understand how it can feel like other sufferers do.

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